Probably the nearest thing golf has to a cult following at the moment, after an extraordinary summer in which golf fans have been booming out ‘Beef’ whenever the 27-year-old Englishman gets near them. He explains: “When I was a kid, I’d grow my hair out. I’m quarter Jamaican, so it goes curly. So one of my friends said ‘look at your head, it looks like a big bit of beef. You’ve got a beef head.’ And honestly it just stuck. Now everyone calls me Beef.” Is having a brilliant 2016 with his first European Tour win at the Spanish Open and excellent showings in the US Open, the US PGA Championship and the Open Championship at Troon, where he finished eighth. Provided one of the most-watched moments of the 2015 season when he had a hole-in-one at the BMW PGA Championship and ran towards a friend in the crowd for a chest-bump celebration. Missed the cut in the tournament but left clutching the keys to a brand new car.
Sep 28, 2016 | professional