Brad Faxon

    Brad Faxon

    Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

    Weight: 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)

    Birthday: August 1, 1961

    College: Furman University

    Year turned pro: 1983

    Birthplace: Oceanport, New Jersey, USA

    Country: USA

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    New Jersey born Faxon was a keen golfer while at Furman University, where he twice gained All-American honors. 1983 was an impressive year for Faxon, when he not only played on the Walker Cup team, but also won the Haskins Award for the outstanding collegiate golfer. After graduating with a degree in economics, Faxon turned professional in 1983.

    During his PGA Tour career Faxon has won on eight occasions, and has become known for his exceptional putting skills. His success on the greens has made up for the fact that he is not an exceptional driver or striker of the ball. Faxon has put his short game success down to confidence in his putting ability.

    This ability led to Faxon being one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour in the 1990s; he was often in the top twenty of the rankings. This was before injury started to take its toll. The problems began for Faxon in 2003, following a knee injury, and he suffered a bad season. Since then Faxon had a better season in 2005, during which he achieved a further Tour win. After undergoing surgery on torn knee ligaments, Faxon continued back on the PGA Tour in 2006.

    In 2011 Faxon embarked on his first season on the Champions Tour

    Outside of playing, Faxon has undertaken work in the media. He has worked for both NBC and Fox, as an analyst and a commentator.

    Away from golf, Faxon joined with fellow professional Billy Andrade to form the Billy Andrade/Brad Faxon Charities for Children, Inc., which, since 2005, has raised more than $3 million for children in need of assistance in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts areas. Both Faxon and Andrade were recognized for their work in 1999 when they were awarded the Golf Writers Association of America's Charlie Bartlett Award, which is given in recognition of contributions to society by professional golfers.

    Faxon is also a family man, who lives with his wife and four daughters in Rhode Island.

    As of the end of 2014, Faxon had achieved eight wins on the PGA Tour, amassing prize money of $17,769,250.