Puma Sign Andrew 'Beef' Johnston
Johnston to join a stable of world-class athletes & ambassadors sporting the Puma Cat logo; wearing apparel and footwear from the latest Puma SS’20 range.
Today, Puma Golf announced a partnership with European Tour winner Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston that will see him wearing Puma Golf apparel, footwear and accessories on the course for the 2020 season. Beef will wear pieces from the brand’s latest SS’20 Collection, which continues the streetwear inspired designs blended with Puma's heritage performance gear for the ultimate in comfort and style that wears well both on and off course.
The SS’20 collection including some of the new CLOUDSPUN technology garments. This new collection of polos and layering pieces with innovative CLOUDSPUN technology are literally the softest, most lightweight, breathable, stretchiest fabric the brand has ever used. He will also wear the latest spiked and spikeless footwear ranges throughout 2020.
Paul Spencer General Manager Puma UKIB said – “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with Andrew, He is a man who needs no introduction, and his personality and charisma perfectly embodies our mantra of game enjoyment. We’re excited to work alongside Beef and watch him continue his progression whilst showcasing our apparel and footwear on the European Tour in 2020 and beyond.”
Johnston enjoyed a successful amateur career, representing England boys and the Great Britain and Ireland team in the Jacques Léglise Trophy. He turned professional in 2009 and won for the first time that year on the Jamega Tour.
In 2011, He played in his first European Tour event at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa, and qualified for his first major championship, the Open Championship, via local final qualifying at Royal Cinque Ports. Johnston also recorded several good results from invites to the Challenge Tour, including a runner-up spot at the M2M Russian Challenge Cup. That qualified him for the Grand Final, where he finished in a tie for third to jump to 15th in the standings and secure a place on the European Tour for 2012.
His 2016 started in January with a 4th place at the Qatar Masters, after which Johnston earned his first European Tour win at the 2016 Real Club Valderrama Open de España. He went on to on secure two other top-10 results at the BMW PGA Championship and at the 145th Open Championship, where he enjoyed remarkable popularity for his look, personality and game.
He will get his season underway in his new Puma apparel and footwear on the European Tour at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship on 16th January. Andrew has a full European Tour card for the 2020 season as he looks at building on his previous years on the tour.
On signing with Puma Golf, Beef commented ‘I’m absolutely delighted to sign with Puma Golf. Puma are one of the biggest sporting brands in the world supporting some of the most recognised athletes across an array of sports such as football, athletics and basketball and I’m honoured to join the Puma Golf family. Having visited the team, and seen first-hand the products, and plans for the future, I’m really excited and can’t wait to start wearing the products.’
Ian Bird, World In Motion Agency commented ‘We are delighted to confirm Andrew has signed with Puma Golf. This is a great partnership and with the exciting plans Puma have in the golf market this is a fantastic fit for all concerned.’