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BILLY ANDRADE

Player Data
  • Eligibility Code: 8
  • Birthplace: Bristol, R.I.
  • Residence: Atlanta, Ga. & Bristol, R.I.
  • Birthdate: January 25, 1964
  • Age: 41
  • Turned Pro: 1987
  • College: Wake Forest
Player Notes

Andrade started playing the game at age five, tagging along behind his grandmother on the course. He played most sports but his passion in high school was for basketball. Though he was named all-state in basketball in high school, he knew he wasn't big enough to play basketball in college so he started to concentrate on golf. at Wake Forest University, he won four collegiate events and led the Deacons to the 1986 NCAA Championship. He was an all-American choice three times and played on the 1987 Walker Cup Team. . . When he joined the Tour in 1988, he improved every year until 1992, going from 134th place in the money race in his rookie year, improving to 69th in 1989, placing 64th in 1990, and jumping to 14th in 1991. In 1991 broke through with his first win, at the Kemper Open, and then picked up his second seven days later at the Buick Classic. It would be more than seven years later before he won again, taking the Canadian Open title in a playoff over Bob Friend. In 1997 he missed finishing in the top 30 on the money list by just fewer than $5.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
4 - 1991 Kemper Open, Buick Classic, 1998 Canadian Open, 2000 Invensys Classic at Las Vegas

Career Summary

1988 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 34; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 71.13 (ranked 92nd); money $74,950 (ranked 64th); best finish, T9th, Pensacola Open.

1989 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.33 (ranked 118th); money $202,242 (ranked 69th); best finish, T2nd, Buick Open.

1990 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 25; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 70.50 (ranked 28th); money $231,362 (ranked 64th); best finish, T7th, Federal Express St. Jude Classic.

1991 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 70.57 (ranked T40th); money $615,765 (ranked 14th); won Kemper Open and Buick Classic.

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 71.37 (ranked 107th); money $202,509 (ranked 76th); best finish, T3rd, Infiniti Tournament of Champions.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 70.97 (ranked T66th); money $365,759 (ranked 40th); best finish, T2nd, Buick Southern Open.

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.83 (ranked 52nd); money $342,208 (ranked 48th); best finish, T2nd, Doral Ryder Open.

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.12 (ranked T79th); money $276,494 (ranked 69th); best finish, T7th, BellSouth Classic.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.10 (ranked T75th); money $433,157 (ranked 46th); best finish, T2nd, Motorola Western Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 23; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 70.43 (ranked 35th); money $665,602 (ranked 31st); best finish, T4th, in Greater Greensboro Chrysler.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 18; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 70.95 (ranked 64th); money $705,434 (ranked 41st); best finish, Winner, Canadian Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average 71.44 (ranked 109th); money $345,801 (ranked 118th); best finish, T11th Mercedes Championship

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 86 ; in money -12; top-10 finishes - 2; Winner at the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas; Earnings -$1,004,827 (ranked 45th)

2000 Stats
Scoring - 71.28 / (102nd); driving distance - 272.7 / (105th); driving accuracy -62.3% / (172nd); GIR - 62.5% / (168th); putting - 1.748 / (20th); birdie average - 3.66 per rd / (48th) / total birdies - 315; sand saves - 48.2% / (165th); scrambling - 60.7% / (72nd); all-around rank - 891 / (124th)

2001 Notes
Finished in the top-50 for the second straight year, his yearly earnings were the most of his career.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; rounds played - 79 ; in money -14; top-10 finishes - 6; money $1,313,047 (ranked 40th); best finish 2nd at the Canon Greater Hartford Open

2001 Stats
Scoring - 70.81 / (65th); driving distance - 280.1 / (88th); driving accuracy -66.7% / (128th); GIR - 64.7% / (144); putting - 1.763 / (68th); birdie average - 3.76 per rd / (55th) / total birdies - 297; sand saves - 55.1% / (60th); scrambling - 61.0% / (70th); all-around rank - 762 / (91st).

2002 Notes
Best financial season in his career. Also tied for fourth in The Players Championship and the Honda Classic, had five top-10 finishes

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 96 ; in money -20; top-10 finishes - 5; money -$1,365,707 (ranked 42nd); best finish T-2nd at the SEI Pennsylvania Classic

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.67 / (43rd); driving distance - 279.8 / (105th); driving accuracy -63.4% / (170th); GIR - 63.9% / (148th); putting - 1.729 / (7th); birdie average - 3.90 per rd / (29th) / total birdies - 374; sand saves - 54.9% / (38th); all-around rank - 661 / (66th).

2003 Notes
Finished in the top 125th for the 15th consecutive year.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; Rounds Played - 100; in money - 19; top -10 Finishes - 3; money $659,694 Rank (97th); Best finish: T-8th at the Las Vegas Invitational

2003 Stats
Scoring - 70.96 / (79th); Driving Distance - 284.4 / (110th); Driving Accuracy - 60.2% / (169th); GIR - 64.1% / (122nd); Putting - 1.747 / (30th); Birdie Average - 3.82 per rd / (48th) / Total Birdies - 382; Sand Saves - 51.7% / (71st); All-Around Rank - 797 / (114th).

2004 Notes
Held a share of the 36-hole lead with Jim Furyk and Vijay Singh at the Buick Open. Finished T15 after rounds of 73-70 on the weekend.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; Rounds Played - 104; in money - 20; top -10 Finishes - 1; money $631,143 Rank (124th); Best finish: T-4th at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee

2004 Stats
Scoring - 71.43 / (132nd); Driving Distance - 283.5 / (128th); Driving Accuracy - 59.7% / (155th); GIR - 64.4% / (112th); Putting - 1.773 / (82nd); Birdie Average - 3.57 per rd / (85th) / Total Birdies - 371; Sand Saves - 50.5% / (78th); All-Around Rank - 845 / (120th).

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