Billy Andrade

    Billy Andrade

    Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)

    Weight: 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)

    Birthday: January 25, 1964

    College: Wake Forest University

    Year turned pro: 1987

    Birthplace: Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

    Country: USA

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    Andrade showed golfing promise from an early age; he was 1981 Rolex Junior Player of the Year. During his amateur years he helped the Demon Deacons to victory in the 1986 NCAA Championship, while at Wake Forest University. Andrade turned professional in 1987, having competed for his Country in the Walker Cup that same year.

    Since turning professional Andrade has featured in the World Top 50 and has won on the PGA Tour on four occasions; the Kemper Open and Buick Classic in 1991, the Bell Canadian Open in 1998, and the Invensys Classic in 2000. At the last of these events he became the first golfer to win a Tour event using the ProV1 golf ball. In 2014 Andrade qualified to play on the Champions Tour, where he has exempt status due to his PGA Tour victories and his position in the overall money lists.

    Andrade has used his success in golf to help him in his off course charitable efforts. He formed the Billy Andrade/Brad Faxon Charities for Children, Inc. with fellow professional golfer Brad Faxon. The pair have won several awards in recognition of their charitable efforts, which have been undertaken to help the beneficiaries of their non-profit organization; children living in Rhode Island and Massachusetts who are in need of assistance. Andrade and Faxon host the CVS Charity Classic golf tournament which raises money for their charitable cause. In addition, Andrade hosts the East Lake Invitational with Stewart Cink. This event has raised in excess of $1 million for charity since it began.

    When he isn’t playing golf, or raising money for charity, Andrade is kept busy being a family man. He is married to Jody and the couple has two children, Cameron and Grace.

    As of the end of 2014, Andrade had achieved four PGA Tour wins, amassing prize money of $12,494,805.