Billy Andrade

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Billy Andrade
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name William Thomas Andrade
Born (1964-01-25) January 25, 1964 (age 50)
Bristol, Rhode Island
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence Bristol, Rhode Island
Atlanta, Georgia
Spouse Jody
Children Grace, Cameron
Career
College Wake Forest University
Turned professional 1987
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 9
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 4
Other 5
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T38: 1999
U.S. Open T6: 1992
The Open Championship T13: 2001
PGA Championship 6th: 2001

William Thomas Andrade (born January 25, 1964) is an American professional golfer.

Andrade was born in Bristol, Rhode Island. He is an American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) alum and 1981 Rolex Junior Player of the Year. [1]

He attended Wake Forest University where he helped lead the Demon Deacons to the 1986 NCAA Championship. He played on the U.S. team in the 1987 Walker Cup, and turned professional in the same year. He has four wins on the PGA Tour: the 1991 Kemper Open and Buick Classic, the 1998 Bell Canadian Open, and the 2000 Invensys Classic. He was the first golfer to win on the PGA Tour using the ProV1 golf ball at the 2000 Invensys Classic at Las Vegas. He has been featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking. Andrade continues to play on a limited basis, and finished T5 at the Sanderson Farms Championship on the PGA Tour in July 2013, earning $114,000. He became eligible to compete on the Champions Tour on January 25, 2014 when he turns 50 years old. He had exempt status on the Champions Tour due to his position on the career earnings money list and his multiple victories on the PGA Tour.

Andrade is also an active contributor to charity. He and fellow PGA Tour professional Brad Faxon received the Golf Writers of America's 1999 Charlie Bartlett Award for their "unselfish contributions to society", and the American Heart Association's 2002 Gold Heart Award in recognition of their charity efforts. Also in 2002, Andrade and Faxon were named winners of the 2002 Ambassadors of Golf Award. Together, they run Billy Andrade/Brad Faxon Charities for Children, Inc., a non-profit organization that, as of 2005, has donated over $3 million to needy children in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts. Since 1999, Andrade and Faxon have also served as hosts of the CVS Charity Classic, a golf tournament held at the Rhode Island Country Club each June, whose proceeds benefit the two players' charity.

Andrade resides in Atlanta, Georgia and Bristol, Rhode Island, with his wife, Jody, and their children Cameron and Grace.

Amateur wins (4)[edit]

Professional wins (9)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (4)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Jun 2, 1991 Kemper Open −21 (68-64-64-67=263) Playoff United States Jeff Sluman
2 Jun 9, 1991 Buick Classic −9 (68-68-69-68=273) 2 strokes United States Brad Bryant
3 Sep 13, 1998 Bell Canadian Open −11 (68-69-69-69=275) Playoff United States Bob Friend
4 Oct 15, 2000 Invensys Classic at Las Vegas −28 (67-67-63-67-68=332) 1 stroke United States Phil Mickelson

PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1991 Kemper Open United States Jeff Sluman Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1993 Buick Southern Open United States Mark Brooks, United States Brad Bryant,
United States Bob Estes, United States John Inman
Inman won with birdie on second extra hole
Andrade, Bryant, and Brooks eliminated with birdie on first hole
3 1998 Bell Canadian Open United States Bob Friend Won with par on first extra hole

Other wins (5)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament CUT DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP CUT DNP
British Open T54 DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP T54 61 DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T38
U.S. Open DNP CUT T6 T33 DNP T21 T23 T13 CUT DNP
British Open DNP DNP T25 CUT DNP CUT DNP 70 DNP CUT
PGA Championship T14 T32 T12 CUT T47 CUT CUT CUT T44 CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Masters Tournament DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP CUT CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP
British Open DNP T13 CUT DNP DNP DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP 6 CUT T10 CUT CUT T41

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
Yellow background for top-10.

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 1 4 11 5
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 9 4
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 2 4 17 8
Totals 0 0 0 0 3 10 40 20
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (1991 PGA – 1993 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Junior Golf Association". AJGA Information. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 

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