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Tue, 30 Aug 2011

Johnstone: consistent

Tony Johnstone

Tony Johnstone has written his own short game book – need I say any more.

The tiny Zimbabwean, who now spends his time playing on the European Senior Tour and working for Sky Sports, will forever be remembered for his consistency with the SW on the main circuit.

The six-time European Tour champion ranked no worse than second from 1998 to 2002 in sand-save percentage.

Johnstone was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis a year later in 2003 and was told he would never play golf again. But he undertook a revolutionary drug treatment and made an emotional return to the game after his 50th birthday in 2006.

Two years later, Johnstone displayed yet more brilliance from the sand as he went on to earn his first Senior Tour win at the 2008 Jersey Seniors Classic - a moment he called the proudest of his career

Johnstone’s bunker tip: “Keep your weight forward, hands well ahead and accelerate through the ball – varying your backswing to control distance instead of speed is crucial.”

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