PGA Championship

'Beef' Johnston withdraws from PGA with sore shoulder

2017-08-10 23:21
Andrew Johnson (AFP)

Charlotte - Britain's Andrew "Beef" Johnston withdrew from the PGA Championship on Thursday with a shoulder injury after firing a seven-over par-78 in the opening round at Quail Hollow.

The 28-year-old Englishman, whose bushy beard and jovial personality have made him a fan favorite, had five bogeys and two double bogeys against two birdies before pulling out of the year's final major championship.

Johnston, ranked 108th, took his lone European Tour title at the 2016 Spanish Open. His best showing this year on either the US or European circuits was a share of 10th at the Puerto Rico Open.

Johnston shared 60th last year at Baltusrol in his PGA Championship debut.

Read more on:    pga tour  |  pga championship  |  golf
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights

Vote

Which of the six South Africans competing at this week's 100th PGA Championship will fare best?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.