The Open: Graeme McDowell and Andrew 'Beef' Johnston take on the '148 yard challenge'
Last Updated: 17/07/19 7:10pm
Graeme McDowell warmed up for the final major of the year in entertaining fashion as he excelled in the '148-yard challenge' in The Open Zone at Royal Portrush.
The Portrush native joined Nick Dougherty for a short-game masterclass, before hitting the perfect number in the Sky Sports challenge, being taken on by the professionals in the lead-up to the 148th Open Championship.
McDowell, who is one of three Northern Irish major champions in the field alongside Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke, secured his spot at The Open with a top-10 finish at the Canadian Open in June.
Earlier, Andrew 'Beef' Johnston, took on the challenge with mixed results.
Initially his wedge shot was not measured because of a technical glitch, before the Englishman acted out hitting the perfect distance second time around.
The 30-year-old made a welcome return to form with a sensational final-round 62 at the Scottish Open to earn his place in The Open, before admitting the emotional toll following his rise to fame over the last few years.
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