Beef curries favours in India

07 March 2018 03:12:18 EST

Andrew 'Beef' Johnston wasted no time tasting the local cuisine when he touched down for this week's Hero Indian Open at the DLF Golf & Country Club in New Delhi.

The 29-year-old spent late 2016 and much of 2017 travelling around the United States of America on the PGA Tour, but now he is back on the European Tour full-time which makes for a more varied lifestyle on and off the course.

"It's not like going from Texas to South Carolina," he said. "You're going from Australia, to India, to Oman, to Malaysia. It's absolutely amazing and we're lucky that we get to travel so much.

"Everyone has been really helpful this week. The airport transfer driver was one of the nicest people I've ever met. We had a real good chat on the way to the hotel.

"I went straight in and ordered the vegetable biryani for breakfast or lunch, I'm not sure which. We'll call it brunch. I loved it."

It's not all fun and games for the Englishman though because he's determined to re-establish himself having suffered a loss of form during last season.

"I want to try to win again," he added. "I want to be in the top 60 so I get to play in the final Race to Dubai tournaments. I played well at the start of the year so I've just got to keep that going and keep working hard."

He's currently 50th on the Race to Dubai thanks to top-30 finishes in Abu Dhabi, Malaysia and, last time out, Oman.

He is 30/1 to win the Indian Open outright, 12/1 to finish the week as the Top European and 40/1 to be the First Round Leader.

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