Andrew 'Beef' Johnston joins strong field at 2017 British Masters
By Sky Sports Golf
Last Updated: 29/08/17 2:53pm
Fan favourite Andrew “Beef” Johnston is the latest player to confirm their spot in the field for the British Masters, supported by Sky Sports.
The Englishman will join a strong line up at Close House in Northumberland from September 28-October 1, joining Masters champion Sergio Garcia, tournament host Lee Westwood and defending champion Alex Noren.
Johnston finished tied-28th in last year's event at The Grove, following from a share of 25th the previous year, with the 28-year-old looking to impress on home soil.
"I'm really looking forward to playing in front of the British fans again," Johnston said. "I think it will be great taking the event to the north east.
"The fans really love their sport in Newcastle and hopefully they really get behind us and make some noise. The British Masters has been a great tournament for the fans since it came back on the schedule a couple of years ago.
"Things like the masterclasses, the Hero Challenge and all the innovations really get the fans involved in the tournament and the players really enjoy them too.
Beef, who held a chipping masterclass during Sky Sports' live coverage of last year's event, has only posted one worldwide top-10 in 2017 but is hoping to build on a string of solid performances during the middle of the season.
"I've been playing pretty well this summer so hopefully I can play well in it," Johnston added. "I had good weeks at Wentworth, France, Scotland and The Open.
"Hopefully it will all come together soon and I can compete for another title. If that happened on home soil at the British Masters it would be pretty special."
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