Andrew “Beef” Johnston, by his own admission, has probably marinated a little too well since earning cult-hero status as the scruffy-bearded charmer of the Royal Troon galleries during the 2016 Open Championship.

Hideto Tanihara found a quick remedy to the heartache suffered by the host continent at last week’s EurAsia Cup in Malaysia after easing into a share of the lead on the opening day of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.