Andy North

    Andy North

    Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)

    Weight: 200 lbs (91 kg; 14.3 st)

    Birthday: March 9, 1950

    College: University of Florida

    Year Turned Pro: 1972

    Birthplace: Thorp, Wisconsin

    Country: USA

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    American Andy North was born in Wisconsin in 1950. He graduated in 1968, and began studying at University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, on an athletics scholarship. He played for the Florida Gators men's golf team from 1969 to 1972. Having graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1972, North commenced his career as a professional golfer.

    Although his PGA Tour career was only really moderately successful, he did win the US Open twice. North’s first tour win came in 1977 at the American Express Westchester Classic. His two US Open wins came in 1978 and 1985. North also played on the Ryder Cup team in 1985. Since 2000 North has been playing on the Champion’s Tour where his best finish was a joint second place at the 2001 Emerald Coast Classic.

    North has made the most of his golfing expertise with a career as a sports broadcaster. He joined ESPN in 1993, and in 2004, he became the lead on course reporter for both ESPN and ABC Sports. He has a reputation for being extremely analytical and knowledgeable, with professional Tour players said to use his analysis during their preparation. In a slightly quirky twist North dresses up as a doctor for his US Open Preview show, and uses his formula to predict who will not win the tournament.

    As of the end of 2014 North had competed in 507 PGA Tour events. He achieved three PGA Tour wins amassing total prize money of $1,365,533.