Andy Bean

    Andy Bean

    Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)

    Weight: 260 lb (120 kg; 19 st)

    Birthday: March 13, 1953

    College: University of Florida

    Year Turned Pro: 1975

    Birthplace: LaFayette, Georgia

    Country: USA

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    Currently playing on the Champion’s Tour, American Andy Bean was previously a regular on the PGA tour. He achieved a total of eleven wins during his time with the PGA Tour.

    Bean seems to have inherited his love of golf from his father, who bought a golf course in Lakeland, Florida when Bean was still a teenager. Bean went on to study at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. While there he played on the Florida Gators men's golf team, from 1972 to 1975. During his college years Bean achieved victory in four amateur golf tournaments.

    After turning professional in 1975 Bean embarked on a successful PGA tour career. Between 1977 and 1986 he did not finish outside the top 35 places, and finished in the top seven five times. At the 1977 Doral-Eastern Open Bean achieved his first PGA Tour victory.  His last tour victory came at the Byron Nelson Golf Classic in 1986. Although he has never won a major championship Bean has come close more than once. He finished in solo second place at the 1980 PGA Championships, joint second at the 1983 British Open, and joint second at the 1989 PGA Championship.

    Since joining the Champions Tour Bean has enjoyed victories at the 2006 Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn, the Regions Charity Classic and the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. In 2000 Bean was inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.

    Away from the golf course Bean is a family man who is married to Debbie, and has three grown-up daughters Lindsay, Jordan and Lauren. Aside from golf he enjoys hunting and fishing.

    As of the end of 2014 Bean had played in 588 PGA Tour events. He achieved eleven PGA Tour wins, amassing total prize money of $3,531,781