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Andy Bean

  • Birthplace: Lafayette, GA
  • Residence: Lakeland, FL
  • Birth Date: March 13, 1953
  • height: 6-4
  • Turned Pro: 1975

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PGA TOUR Victories

(11) 1977,Doral-Eastern Open. 1978,Kemper Open, Danny Thomas Memphis Classic, Western Open. 1979,Atlanta Classic. 1980,Hawaiian Open. 1981,Bay Hill Classic. 1982,Doral-Eastern Open. 1984,Greater Greensboro Open. 1986,Doral-Eastern Open, Byron Nelson Golf Classic.

Other Victories

(7): 1974 Eastern Amateur, Falstaff Amateur. 1975 Dixie Amateur, Western Amateur. 1978 Dunlop Phoenix. 1986 Kapalua International. 1987 Kapalua International.

2009 Champions Tour Money and Position

$553,547 (5)

2009 Champions Tour Best Finishes

2-- Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. T2-- The Cap Cana Championship. T7-- Allianz Championship, Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf.

Champions Tour Best Round

65 at Round 3, The Cap Cana Championship.

Champions Tour Highlights

Finished second to Bernhard Langer in the season-opener at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Started the final round four strokes behind 36-hole leader Brad Bryant and moved into contention by playing his first 10 holes in 5-under par. Battled Langer down the stretch before falling one stroke short...Was also T2 at The Cap Cana Championship after shooting a final-round 7-under-par 65...Was T7 at the Allianz Championship, where his three successive rounds in the 60s increased his string of sub-70 rounds to 10 and stretched his run of sub-par rounds to 13, dating to the end of 2008.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

1-- Doral-Eastern Open, Kemper Open, Danny Thomas Memphis Classic, Western Open, Atlanta Classic, Hawaiian Open, Bay Hill Classic, Doral-Eastern Open, Greater Greensboro Open, Doral-Eastern Open, Byron Nelson Golf Classic.

Career Highlights

2008: Enjoyed a career season, claiming two wins for the first time since 1986 and finishing eighth on the final money list, with more than $1.5 million in earnings...Posted the signature win of his Champions Tour career when he blitzed the field by strokes to win the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship in California. Led by just one stroke after 36 holes, but broke things open Sunday when he was forced to play 32 holes after rain forced postponment of most of Saturday's third round. Built his lead to four strokes after 54 holes and then fired a 6-under-par 30 on the front (tournament record for front- score) in his final round and never looked back. Earned a career-best check for $442,000, more than four times greater than his largest on the PGA TOUR ($108,000 at the 1986 Byron Nelson Golf Classic) and it nearly matched his best year on the PGA TOUR ($491,938 in 1986)...Earlier in the year, won the Regions Charity Classic near Birmingham, edging Loren Roberts by one stroke in mid-May. At the time, was his second career victory on the Champions Tour and first in 40 starts. Made a crucial par on the final hole to preserve the win. After a wayward drive, hit a 4-iron second shot from 230 yards out of the left rough to within 20 feet of the flagstick and then two-putted for par. Victory made him the 16th different winner of the Regions Charity Classic in its 17-year history...Three straight rounds in the 60s led to a second-place finish at The Principal Charity Classic...Shared the first-round lead at the SAS Championship near Raleigh in September and eventually finished T3...Was the first-round leader at the Administaff Small Business Classic following a 7-under-par 65 near Houston in October. Eventually finished T6 after successive 72s on the weekend...Was a 10th-place finisher at the Senior British Open at Royal Troon, where he opened and closed with rounds of 69...Slowed early in the year with a back problem which caused him to miss the first two events in Hawaii. Underwent a procedure to correct the problem in the spring and won three weeks later in Birmingham.2007: Finished 21st on the final money chart and eight top-10 finishes, one more than he had a year earlier...Was the 36-hole co-leader at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am with Wayne Levi. Eventually finished T2 with Jay Haas, one stroke behind Tom Watson. Was in control at the TPC Tampa Bay until he made a double bogey-7 at the par-5 14th...Was within one stroke of the lead after 36 holes at the AT&T Champions Classic but finished two strokes over par on the front and eventually finished T4, two strokes out of a playoff...Posted 68s on the weekend to finish T4 at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open. 2006: Played some of his best golf in the latter stages of the season...Broke through with his first Champions Tour victory when he defeated R.W. Eaks with a birdie on the first playoff hole at the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn in early October. The win came in his 91st start on the Champions Tour and was his first official victory in 20 years, 4 months, 20 days. His opening-round, 9-under 63 matched the tournament course record, and he went on to become the year's fourth wire-to-wire winner on the Champions Tour with the win. Flirted with the leaderboard in the final round at the U.S. Senior Open after a strong showing on the weekend at Prairie Dunes CC. Fired a 6-under-par 64 Saturday and was tied for the lead after 12 holes Sunday with D.A. Weibring, Tom Watson and eventual winner Allen Doyle before bogeys on Nos. 13 and 14 dropped him from the lead. Eventually finished T5...In contention down the stretch in the Commerce Bank Championship but missed a playoff after his 6-foot par putt on the final hole didn't drop. His T3 effort on Long Island was his best since T2 at the same event in 2004...2005: Registered just one top-10 finish in 25 official starts, yet was among the top-20 eight times...Best effort came early in the year when he was T6 at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf in Savannah. Was on the leaderboard after an opening-round 67 at the Westin Savannah Harbor...Made first start of the 2005 season at The ACE Group Classic in Naples following off-season knee surgery. 2004: In contention for his first Champions Tour victory at the Farmers Charity Classic, but was forced to withdraw after having an allergic food reaction, which sent him to the hospital prior to the start of his final round. Had shared the 36-hole lead with Bob Gilder, three strokes clear of the rest of the field. Bounced back from his misfortune the next week by opening with a 7-under-par 65 and finishing T3 at the rain-shortened Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am...Challenged again in the Commerce Bank Long Island Classic, but eventually T2, one stroke shy of Jim Thorpe. Final-round 67 at Eisenhower Park earned him at the time a career-best check of $110,000, but he missed on a playoff spot when his 7-foot birdie effort on the final hole didn't drop...Had the longest recorded drive during the season-a 375-yarder in the second round at the FedEx Kinko's Classic. 2003: Made Champions Tour debut in March and T26 at the Toshiba Senior Classic...Best finish of his rookie season was a T8 at the SAS Championship near Raleigh.

Personal

Lived in Jekyll Island, GA, as a child where his father was associated with a golf course. His family moved to Lakeland when he was 15 and his father bought a golf course there...Dream would be to fly a jet and land it on a carrier...Lists Doral, Butler National and Pebble Beach as his favorite golf courses...Favorite athletes are Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer...Enjoys listening to Toby Keith and Garth Brooks. Favorite TV show is "Miami Vice" reruns...Enjoys Clint Eastwood movies. Favorite books are Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey...Is an avid follower of University of Florida sports.

PGA TOUR Playoff Record

3-3

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