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Andrew "Beef" Johnston qualifies for U.S. Open, will have a LOT of support at Oakmont

May 30, 2016

It's been quite a a few weeks for Andrew Johnston. The golfer better known as "Beef" won his first European Tour event in April and famously celebrated by getting "hammered." And on Monday night, we're pretty sure he had a couple more brews to toast qualifying for his first major championship in the United States.

Oakmont, get ready for Beef:

Johnston was one of 13 golfers to earn U.S. Open spots at Walton Heath Golf Club in his native England on Monday. He shot 68-72 to finish T-4 and comfortably qualify. Other notables to get into the field at Oakmont were medalist Gregory Bourdy, Peter Hanson, and Matteo Manassero.

Of course, not everyone had as good of a day at the qualifier. Three-time major champ Padraig Harrington bogeyed his final two holes to miss by one shot.

But for Johnston it will be his second major, having missed the cut at the 2011 British Open. It didn't take long for the congratulatory messages to start flowing in on social media. And the 27-year-old tour pro seemingly responded to every single one. Here's just a sampling:

Oh yeah, and apparently, Beef loves BBQ.

We assume he also dreams of winning a major. Either way, Beef is going to be a fan favorite at Oakmont. And it sounds like he's looking for some Pittsburgh-area BBQ suggestions.