Popular English golfer Andrew Johnston has signed on to inject a touch of colour at the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast.
The 29-year-old, affectionately nicknamed 'Beef', will join Australian stars Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith at Royal Pines after enjoying a consistent season of three top-10 finishes on the European Tour.
"I definitely couldn't call myself a proper Englishman if I haven't ticked the Gold Coast off my list," Johnson said before his tournament debut next month.
The 2016 Open de Espana winner came mighty close to adding a second European Tour at the Indian Open in March, losing in a playoff to countryman Matt Wallace.
PGA of Australia chief executive Gavin Kirkman said the burly shot maker would certainly beef up the field.
"Beef is a sociable character with an exciting golf game which people love to watch," he said.
"I am sure that he will be a hit with the crowds and will add to the on-course action."
Johnson's Gold Coast appearance will mark the first time the bushy-bearded fan favourite has jetted in for a tournament on Australia's east coast after twice playing in Perth.
The Australian PGA Championship tees off on November 29.