14 Facts About Andy Bean


Thomas Andrew Bean was born on March 13,1953 and is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour.

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Andy Bean has won numerous tournaments at both the amateur and professional level.

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Andy Bean won 11 PGA Tour victories, including the 1986 Byron Nelson Golf Classic, and three wins on the Champions Tour, including a 9-stroke victory at the 2008 Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

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Andy Bean was born in LaFayette, Georgia in 1953, and raised in Jekyll Island, Georgia, where his father was associated with a golf course.

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Andy Bean's family moved to Lakeland, Florida when he was 15, and his father bought a golf course there.

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Andy Bean attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he became a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and played for coach Buster Bishop's Florida Gators men's golf team from 1972 to 1975.

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Andy Bean was a first-team All-SEC selection in 1973 and 1975, and an All-American in 1973,1974 and 1975.

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Andy Bean graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in marketing in 1975, and was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 1978.

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Andy Bean finished inside the top 35 on the money list from 1977 to 1986, a stretch that included 5 top-seven finishes on the list.

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Andy Bean played on the United States Ryder Cup team in 1979 and 1987 and spent several weeks ranked in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings in 1986 and 1987.

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Andy Bean never won a major championship but he finished second three times.

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Andy Bean had a solo second-place finish behind Jack Nicklaus at the 1980 PGA Championship.

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Andy Bean won the season ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship in 2008 at Sonoma, California, winning by nine shots over Gene Jones with a tournament record 20 under par total.

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Andy Bean was inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame in 2000.

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