European Tour

WATCH: 'Beef' steals show with quick change in Sweden

Andrew Johnston (Getty Images)
Andrew Johnston (Getty Images)

Gothenburg - Popular English golfer Andrew Johnston surprised the crowds at the Nordea Masters on Friday by changing his trousers midway through his second round.

The 29-year-old, playing in his first tournament since June after struggling with injury, swapped his trousers for waterproofs in preparation for incoming rain.

He posted a video of the incident on Twitter, with the caption "BRIEF DELAY on the course".

Johnston, nicknamed 'Beef', carded a 68 to sit at two-under par at the halfway stage of the European Tour event in Gothenburg.

Nearer the top of the leaderboard, European Ryder Cup hopeful Thorbjorn Olesen fired himself into contention with a four-under 66 to reach six-under overall, five strokes behind joint-leaders Scott Jamieson and Paul Waring.

Olesen is just outside the top eight on the European points lists which automatically earn a place in September's showdown with the United States in Paris, but has a chance to impress captain and fellow Dane Thomas Bjorn this weekend.

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