Mar 11th, 2018
Andrew Beef Johnston loses to Matt Wallace in Indian Open playoff
Close but no cigar
Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston came so close to making a return to the winners circle, but a birdie from fellow Englishman Matt Wallace on the first playoff hole put paid to that.
Wallace went for the green in two on the first playoff hole, needing only 20 feet for an eagle. Johnston laid up and had a longer putt for birdie, which he missed, and Wallace won when he tapped in from a foot.
“Since being 3 over through 8 in my first round, I’ve played some off my best golf,” Wallace said.
Johnston shot a final-round 66, and Wallace a 68. They finished with 11-under totals of 277 at the DLF Golf and Country Club.
So, close but no cigar for Beef, but it is great to see him getting back in contention so early in the season. Here’s hoping that this is just the start of good things for him. His one and only win to date was in the 2106 Open de Espania, and we would like more of that please.
This was Beef's very gracious Tweet to Matt Wallace.