Andrew 'Beef' Johnston promises beers to celebrate PGA Tour card

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Andrew Johnston will split his time between Europe and the United States after securing his PGA Tour card for next season.

Johnston carded a closing 68 on Sunday to finish fourth in the Albertsons Boise Open. That took his earnings from the first two events in the Web.Com Tour Finals to $54,910 (£42,064), and the top 25 after all four events earn potentially lucrative PGA Tour cards.

In the last three years, the player ranked 25th has earned between $32-37,000.

Johnston made headlines last April when he won his first European Tour title in the Spanish Open and admitted he could not wait to get home afterward to "get hammered" with friends and family.

The 27-year-old Londoner has since become better known by his nickname "Beef" and exploited being flavor of the month during the PGA Championship by signing an endorsement deal with fast food chain Arby's.

The world No.74 proved hugely popular both at Baltusrol -- where he finished 60th -- and during the U.S. Open at Oakmont, as well as on home soil during The Open at Royal Troon, where he finished eighth.

With the safety net of an exemption on the European Tour through to the end of 2018, Johnston will now try to compete on both sides of the Atlantic with Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and Open champion Henrik Stenson.

"It's going to be a good schedule, man. I can't wait," he said in quotes reported by PGATour.com. "I came over and had a couple good weeks, so I'm really looking forward to it."

Johnston held the halfway lead at Hillcrest Country Club after opening with rounds of 66 and 63, although scores of 70 and 68 at the weekend meant he had to settle for fourth place, six shots behind winner Michael Thompson.

"Very happy to come over and get what I was trying to do," Johnston added on the Golf Channel immediately after his round. "It's big. I would have liked to have maybe been a few shots better and been in the last group coming up there now, but so be it.

"I tried my best and that's what I did, man."

Speaking about his goals for next season, Johnston said: "I have expectations for myself to go out and compete and do well and that, but you've got to put the work in and prepare well for it, and that's the first step before I go out and play in any event."

And as for his celebrations, Johnston initially joked that he would toast his success with a few soft drinks before adding: "Nah, there are going to be a few beers, man."