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Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston on LIV Golf: “In other worlds, how would you feel if someone came and offered you X amount to do the same job. You should think about that, right?” Johnston says no one has yet determined exactly what his thumb injury is

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Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston says he should consider an offer from LIV Golf after seeing his career stalled by a thumb injury

Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston says he should consider an offer from LIV Golf if it comes his way – but maintains playing in the majors and hopefully the Ryder Cup remains his priority.

The 33-year-old, who is currently sidelined with a thumb injury which he says has left him in a ‘dark place’, understands why players are drawn to the riches of the Saudi-backed league , with Henrik Stenson one of the most recent. big names to sign up.

The move cost Stenson the chance to captain Europe at the 2023 Ryder Cup, with Luke Donald announced as the Swede’s replacement for next year’s contest in Rome.

Speaking on the Stirkers and Radar podcast, Johnston, who is yet to feature this season, said: “From my perspective I have an injury now and I’ve been out for a year. If you’re offered £10m, how you turn that down?

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“I would have to seriously think about it because it changes my life and prepares me for the future.

“It depends on your values ​​and why you play golf. You should give it some serious thought [but] I’m not saying I would go.”

“Major experiences and memories will last forever”

Johnston continued: “In other worlds, how would you feel if someone came to offer you X amount of money to do the same job. You should think about it, right? Financially, it’s great , but that’s the only reason you go .

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“As far as your values ​​and why you play golf, that’s where it gets very difficult for someone like me, because you say, ‘Wait, I’m never going to play another major again’ .

“If you can’t play the majors and the big tournaments with the whole story, people are going to miss that. That’s another question that goes through your mind.

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“The experiences I’ve had at some of the majors have been amazing. When you go and play the Open or the US, they’re amazing and they’re memories that last forever.

“If I’m fit and healthy for the next 10 years I’ll be playing majors, hopefully Ryder Cups, because you can’t buy that experience.”

“No one seems to know exactly what my injury is”

Expanding on his left thumb injury, Johnston said: “I’ve seen two specialists. No one seems to know exactly what it is, which is probably the worst thing about it. I’m basically trying to find a diagnosis for return to the course.

“It’s frustrating because I was really looking forward to this season, so finding out that I probably wasn’t going to play this year was pretty crazy. It kind of put me in a pretty dark place.

“I started playing really good golf at the end of last year. I felt it was time to start over and move up the world rankings and the majors and stuff like that.

“Then all of a sudden I haven’t picked a club since early January. It’s been hard to deal with that at times.

“Not knowing what to do, where it’s going, will I ever get it fixed? Hopefully we’ll get it fixed and I’ll be back.”




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