Each week, GolfChannel.com takes a look back at the week in golf. Here's what's weighing on our writers' minds.
On Andrew "Beef" Johnston earning a PGA Tour card ...
Get ready for a heaping helping of Beef. The player sometimes (but not often) known as Andrew Johnston finished fourth in the Albertsons Boise Open, the second event in the Web.com Tour Finals. And even though two events remain in the Finals, his earnings are enough to earn him a PGA Tour card for 2016-17.
Beef is unmistakable for his thick British accent, his burly build and bushy beard. More important, though, is his ever-sunny disposition. That disposition – really that innocence – will be put to the test when the media descend on him at each Tour stop next season. There’s nothing wrong with that – he’s a great story and we’re in the business of telling great stories. Here’s hoping that he remains true to himself. There’s nothing worse than spoiled Beef. – Al Tays
On In Gee Chun's second major win ...
In Gee Chun was a superstar in South Korea before joining the American-based LPGA. She ought to be a star in the United States soon enough.
Chun has a certain charisma, a certain "je ne sais quoi" that separates her as she makes her way around a golf course. Golf Channel's Judy Rankin called it a "beautiful presence," Jerry Foltz "an elegance." While Chun is studying hard to learn the English language, to connect with American audiences, she already connects meaningfully with fans in a universal language. She smiles in about a hundred different languages.
For those fans on social media still griping about too much Asian influence in the LPGA ranks, you need to give Chun and these other Asian players a better look and listen. They're working hard not just to win tournaments, but to win hearts. Be prepared if you do decide to give a closer look, because they might win something else. They might win you over. – Randall Mell
On Davis Love III's final captain's pick ...
Whatever short-term legacy last year’s U.S. Ryder Cup task force will have, and that will depend entirely on the outcome of this year’s matches, the one highlight so far is that it’s added a new measure of drama to the Tour Championship.
U.S. captain Davis Love III will have one final pick to make Sunday night after play is completed in Atlanta, and while this might be a two-year selection process for some contenders the finale is essentially a 72-hole Ryder Cup qualifier.
For the likes of Justin Thomas, Ryan Moore, Kevin Chappell, Kevin Kisner and Gary Woodland a big week at East Lake could lead to even bigger things at Hazeltine National. – Rex Hoggard