Andrew 'Beef' Johnston told 'beard is bad for golf'

Fan favourite tells BBC Sport not everyone is pleased with his image

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Tue, 3 Jan 2017

Andrew “Beef” Johnston revealed he was once told his beard was bad for golf, which spurred him to keep it.

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The 27-year-old Englishman is known for his relaxed demeanour and having fun on the golf course, quickly becoming a fan favourite. 

“I grew it (the beard) as a bit of fun…a while back I hadn’t shaved it for a while and it was a bit long and a few friends…on Tour said a few passing comments…had a bit of fun, and I said I was going to grow it out over Christmas and come back and it will be bigger and we’ll have a laugh about it,” he told BBC Sport.  

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“It was big – when I won Spain (the Spanish Open) I was going to get rid of it that week and after that my social media went mad and I had quite a few messages saying your beard is bad for golf, it’s a bad image…and I said I’ll keep it now!"

When asked whether he was comfortable being an ambassador for golf, he replied: “Yeh why not? The more people I can get playing golf…the better.”

 

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