Open de Espana: Top shots from Andrew "Beef" Johnston's 2016 win
By Sky Sports Golf
Last Updated: 11/04/18 3:32pm
The Open de Espana returns to the European Tour schedule this week, two years on from Andrew “Beef” Johnston’s breakthrough win at the event.
The tournament's history stretches back to 1912 but was missing from the 2017 calendar due to financial reasons, having previously featured every year since the European Tour's inception in 1972.
Beef focused on Europe
Richard Kaufman gets some insight with Beef on his form, his PGA Tour experience, and his near-miss in India.
Centro Nacional de Golf in Madrid will host the event for the first time in more than a decade, while Johnston is defending champion following his victory when the tournament was last held at Valderrama in 2016.
Johnston was a stroke off the pace after the opening round and fired back-to-back 74s in windy conditions at the former Ryder Cup venue over the following two days, keeping him within one off the lead heading into the final round.
The Englishman then held off tournament host Sergio Garcia, Joost Luiten and 2015 champion James Morrison during the final round, posting a one-under 70 to claim a one-shot win and maiden European Tour title.
Click on the video above to watch the best of Beef's Spanish success!
Watch the Open de Espana throughout the week live on Sky Sports. Live coverage begins on Thursday from 11am on Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event.