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William Thomas Andrade (born January 25, 1964) is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Champions Tour.

Billy Andrade
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Thomas Andrade
Born (1964-01-25) January 25, 1964 (age 55)
Bristol, Rhode Island
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceBristol, Rhode Island
Atlanta, Georgia
SpouseJody
ChildrenGrace, Cameron
Career
CollegeWake Forest University
Turned professional1987
Current tour(s)PGA Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins12
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour4
PGA Tour Champions3
Other5
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT38: 1999
PGA Championship6th: 2001
U.S. OpenT6: 1992
The Open ChampionshipT13: 2001

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 turned 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. Every fall Andrade and PGA Tour player Stewart Cink co-host the East Lake Invitational held at East Lake Golf Club which helps to benefit the East Lake Foundation.

Andrade resides in Atlanta, Georgia and Bristol, Rhode Island, with his wife, Jody, and their children Cameron and Grace. Unusually for a professional golfer, he is also a Democrat.[2]

Amateur wins (4)Edit

Professional wins (12)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   Jeff Sluman
2 Jun 9, 1991 Buick Classic −9 (68-68-69-68=273) 2 strokes   Brad Bryant
3 Sep 13, 1998 Bell Canadian Open −11 (68-69-69-69=275) Playoff   Bob Friend
4 Oct 15, 2000 Invensys Classic at Las Vegas −28 (67-67-63-67-68=332) 1 stroke   Phil Mickelson

PGA Tour playoff record (2–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1991 Kemper Open   Jeff Sluman Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 1993 Buick Southern Open   Mark Brooks,   Brad Bryant,
  Bob Estes,   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   Bob Friend Won with par on first extra hole

Other wins (5)Edit

Champions Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Apr 26, 2015 Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf
(with Joe Durant)
−19 (63-51-45=159) 3 strokes   Sandy Lyle &   Ian Woosnam
2 Aug 23, 2015 Boeing Classic −9 (69-65-73=207) 1 stroke   Bernhard Langer
3 Nov 8, 2015 Charles Schwab Cup Championship −14 (65-67-70-64=266) Playoff   Bernhard Langer

Champions Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2015 Charles Schwab Cup Championship   Bernhard Langer Won with birdie on first extra hole
2 2016 Allianz Championship   Esteban Toledo Lost to par on third extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship T54
PGA Championship CUT
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament T54 61 CUT T38
U.S. Open CUT T6 T33 T21 T23 T13 CUT
The Open Championship T25 CUT CUT 70 CUT
PGA Championship T14 T32 T12 CUT T47 CUT CUT CUT T44 CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT
The Open Championship T13 CUT CUT
PGA Championship 6 CUT T10 CUT CUT T41
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.

SummaryEdit

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 43 20
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 7 (1991 PGA – 1993 U.S. Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

Results in The Players ChampionshipEdit

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
The Players Championship CUT T27 CUT T20 CUT T8 CUT 5 T35 T62 CUT T44 T4 T48 CUT CUT CUT CUT
  Top 10

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

U.S. national team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "American Junior Golf Association". AJGA Information. Retrieved November 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "A Player, Politician, and Musician". Golf Digest. September 22, 2008.

External linksEdit