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Andrew "Beef" Johnston is a lot of fun off the course, but it's time to start taking him seriously on the course with his play at the Open.

Just hours after posting the greatest Instagram video in the history of the app, Andrew "Beef" Johnston found himself in contention at the Open Championship.

It doesn't take a lot to make Beef smile, but holing out from off the green on the 13th hole to move into the top five at a major championship will certainly do it.

 

 

While Johnston usually grabs headlines for his facial hair and selection of cuisine, it's time to start paying attention to his golf game.

 

British Open: Andrew "Beef" Johnston moves into top five after hole-out
July 16, 2016 - 12:15pm
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Rory McIlroy
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Rory McIlroy wasn't pleased with his second shot at the par-5 16th hole in the third round of the 145th Open Championship and proceeded to toss his club in frustration.

Like a lot of players this week, Rory McIlroy was on the wrong end of the draw at Royal Troon in the 145th Open Championship. But, just as you'd expect, he's been grinding away nonetheless.

After a while though, frustration can set in. That's what happened with McIlroy after he sailed his second shot way right at the par-5 16th hole on Saturday in the third round.

As you can see, Protracer picked up the shot. And then, we got to see Rory's disgusted club toss:

 

 

Not bad. But still nothing compared to Rory's club toss at Doral in 2015:

 

 

By the way, McIlroy did make par at the 16th hole and was even par for the tournament. 

British Open: Protracer of wayward Rory McIlroy shot, ensuing club toss
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Bill Haas is taking advantage of moving day, staying near the top of the leaderboard with shots like this hole out from the bunker at the famous "postage stamp" hole.

It's moving day at the Open Championship, and Bill Haas is moving.

The famous "postage stamp" eighth hole at Royal Troon is set up as only 100 yards today, but is playing as one of the toughest holes on the entire course. The front bunker is swallowing up almost every ball that dares to challenge the flag, and has proven to not allow many easy up-and-downs.

However, it was no problem for Haas. He continued his strong day with an unlikely birdie from the front bunker.

 

 

 

Haas has never placed even in the top 10 of a major before. Is this his week?

 

British Open: Bill Haas holes bunker shot at Postage Stamp
July 16, 2016 - 11:58am
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Tony Finau
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The Postage Stamp -- playing just 100 yards on Saturday -- was not kind to Tony Finau. After what looked like a brilliant tee shot turned ugly in a matter of seconds.

Tony Finau hit one of the best shots of the day at Royal Troon's famed par-3 eighth -- the Postage Stamp -- in the third round of the Open Championship on Saturday... that is until it wasn't.

Playing just 100 yards, check out how this Finau tee shot hits the cup only to find a sandy grave in the right greenside pot bunker:

 

 

Brutal.

Finau, coming off a double bogey on No. 7, would bogey the eighth. He was 1 over for the day and 3 under for the tournament through nine holes. 

British Open: Tony Finau's near-ace at Postage Stamp turns ugly
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Andrew "Beef" Johnston's video on Saturday morning with his five-year-old niece was his cutest and funniest yet.

Whether it's the beard, the nickname, or the infectious smile, Andrew "Beef" Johnston is a fan favorite.

Following him on the golf course is fun, but following him on social media is where the real entertainment comes out. Most of the time, you can find him living up to his name by posting pictures of him just devouring large amounts of beef.

 

Thank you @kenstewartsrestaurants for the tomahawk last night.

A photo posted by Andrew 'Beef' Johnston (@beefgolf) on

 

But lately he's been on a real hot streak. He grabbed headlines starting a few weeks ago at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, when he actually teed up a cheeseburger and smashed it with his driver.

 

So this happened today!

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Next he revealed to us the story behind his one-of-a-kind nickname. It may not be the epic story we were expecting, but between Johnson's accent and giggling I still got a kick out of hearing it.

 

 

But Beef's video from Saturday morning was the best yet. By far.

His five-year-old niece got to do what we've all probably wanted to, and that's play with his beard. She wasn't shy about her criticism however, calling it "hairy" and "lumpy."

How great is this?

 

This is Wat I did yesterday afternoon. My niece is funny

A video posted by Andrew 'Beef' Johnston (@beefgolf) on

 

British Open: Andrew "Beef" Johnston's niece critiques his beard
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Matt Jones has a history of finding himself in interesting situations at major championships, the latest of which forced him to use a miniature putter.

We've already seen this week the perils of your ball finding the bottom of one of the deep bunkers at Royal Troon. But Matt Jones showed us on Saturday that sometimes narrowly missing the bunker can be just as bad or even a worse position.

As his ball came to rest just inches outside of a bunker, Jones had no choice but to stand with both feet in the bunker and the ball near his waist. He kept his wedges in his bag and choked down on his putter, with his hands placed about three quarters of the way down the shaft.

The miniature putter didn't work out well the first time, with the ball traveling only about three feet. However, Jones learned quickly how to weild his new tool and used it again to get the ball near the hole.

 

 

And of course it would be Matt Jones, who has a history of finding himself in interesting situations at major championships.

Remember last year's PGA Championship, when Jones hit an approach shot from the carpet of the hospitality tent?

 

 

 

British Open: Matt Jones in another major predicament