Billy Andrade

Billy Andrade

Billy Andrade

Full Name



5 ft, 9 in (175 cm)


160 lbs (73 kg)


January 25, 1964




Bristol, Rhode Island


Bristol, Rhode Island; Atlanta, Georgia


Wife, Jody; Cameron, Grace


Wake Forest University(1987, Sociology)



Turned Pro


Career Earnings

Bristol, RI, United States

City Plays From

Exempt status

  • PGA TOUR Champions: Top 36 Charles Schwab Cup Points (13th), All-Time Money List (44th)


  • PGA TOUR: 1988
  • PGA TOUR Champions: 2014

PGA TOUR Victories (4)

1991 Season

  • Kemper Open
  • Buick Classic

1998 Season

  • Bell Canadian Open

2000 Season

  • Invensys Classic at Las Vegas

PGA TOUR Champions Victories (3)

2015 Season

  • Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge
  • Boeing Classic
  • Charles Schwab Cup Championship

Additional Victories (7)

  • 1991 JC Penney Classic [with Kris Tschetter]
  • 1992 Fred Meyer Challenge [with Tom Kite]
  • 1999 Fred Meyer Challenge [with Brad Faxon]
  • 2001 Fred Meyer Challenge [with Brad Faxon]
  • 2017 CVS Health Charity Classic [with Keegan Bradley and Brooke Henderson]
  • 2018 CVS Health Charity Classic [with Keegan Bradley and Brooke Henderson]
  • 2019 CVS Health Charity Classic [with Keegan Bradley and Brooke Henderson]


PGA TOUR (2-1)

  • 1991 Defeated Jeff Sluman, Kemper Open
  • 1993 Lost to Mark Brooks, Brad Bryant, Bob Estes, John Inman, Buick Southern Open
  • 1998 Defeated Bob Friend, Bell Canadian Open


  • 2014 Lost to Fred Couples, Shaw Charity Classic
  • 2015 Defeated Bernhard Langer, Charles Schwab Cup Championship
  • 2016 Lost to Esteban Toledo, Allianz Championship
  • 2019 Lost to Kirk Triplett, PURE Insurance Championship

National Teams

  • 1986 World Amateur Team Championship
  • 1987 Walker Cup


  • Along with Brad Faxon, runs Billy Andrade/Brad Faxon Charities for Children, Inc., which has raised more than $15 million for children in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, largely through the CVS Caremark Charity Classic the duo co-host at Rhode Island CC each summer.
  • Co-hosts the East Lake Invitational with Stewart Cink, raising more than $1.2 million for the East Lake Foundation since the event's inception.
  • In 1999, the Golf Writers Association of America honored the duo with the Charlie Bartlett Award, given to playing professionals for their unselfish contributions to society.
  • Inducted into the Wake Forest Hall of Fame in 2004.
  • Has done some television work for Golf Channel in the past.
  • Son, Cameron, is a member of the golf team at Wofford College and won the 2013 Georgia State High School Golf Championship.

Special Interests

  • Family, sports, cooking

Career Highlights

2021 Season

  • Shaw Charity Classic: Finished T3 at the 2021 Shaw Charity Classic after carding rounds of 66-67-64 for his best finish in his first 24 starts of the season.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Classic: Posted rounds of 69-68-72 to finish T5 at the 2021 Mitsubishi Electric Classic. Was his second consecutive top-10 finish of the season.
  • Regions Tradition: After opening with scores of 73-72, he shot 69-67 on the weekend of the 2021 Regions Tradition to finish T10.

2019 Season

Posted three runner-up finishes and a career-best 10 top-10s en route to a 13th-place finish in the Charles Schwab Cup. His 70.01 scoring average was 12th-best on Tour this season and his best season average since joining PGA TOUR Champions in 2014.

  • Invesco QQQ Championship: Matched a season-best score with a final-round 64 at the Invesco QQQ Championship to finish T5, his 10th top-10 of the season.
  • PURE Insurance Championship: Bogeyed two of his final five holes before falling to a Kirk Triplett birdie on the first playoff hole at the PURE Insurance Championship, earning his third runner-up finish of the year. Moved into the top 10 in the Charles Schwab Cup standings.
  • Shaw Charity Classic: Carded rounds of 64-69-68 at the Shaw Charity Classic to finish T5, his eighth top-10 finish of the season.
  • DICK'S Sporting Goods Open: Carded rounds of 67-70-69 at the DICK’S Sporting Goods Open to finish T9, his seventh top-10 of the year.
  • American Family Insurance Championship: Playing in Sunday’s final group for the third time this season, Andrade closed with a final-round 70 to finish seventh at the American Family Insurance Championship.
  • Mastercard Japan Championship: Played in Sunday’s final group for the second time this season and finished T2 at the Mastercard Japan Championship, his second runner-up and fifth top-10 of the season.
  • KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship: Closed with a 4-under 66, the lowest round of the day, to finish T8 at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. Combined with his T2 at the Regions Tradition, he and Paul Broadhurst were the only two players to open with top-10s at the year’s first two majors.
  • Regions Tradition: Finished runner-up at the Regions Tradition, his best finish in a major championship and seventh top-10 finish.
  • Rapiscan Systems Classic: Carded rounds of 71-68-71—210 to finish in third place at the Rapiscan Systems Classic, his best finish on PGA TOUR Champions since finishing runner-up at the event last year. Bogeyed 16 and 18 on Sunday to miss a playoff by one shot.

2018 Season

Advanced to the Charles Schwab Cup Championship for the fifth consecutive year. Posted eight finishes in the top 10, including a runner-up finish at the Rapiscan Systems Classic. Finished No. 28 in the standings, one place better than the previous year.

  • The Ally Challenge: Andrade posted rounds of 68-70-68 and finished T8 at The Ally Challenge, his eighth top-10 of the year.
  • Shaw Charity Classic: Carded rounds of 70-68-64 to finish T10 at 8-under 202 at the Shaw Charity Classic, marking a third consecutive top-10 effort.
  • Boeing Classic: Carded rounds of 67-70-69 and finished T8 at the Boeing Classic.
  • DICK'S Sporting Goods Open: A final-round 66 lifted Andrade to T10 at the DICK'S Sporting Goods Open. It was his first top-10 in an individual event since he finished runner-up at the Rapiscan Systems Classic in March.
  • Rapiscan Systems Classic: Carded five birdies in the final round of the Rapiscan Systems Classic to finish runner-up, three shots back of winner Steve Stricker. Finish marked his second runner-up effort in the event.
  • Cologuard Classic: Andrade carded rounds of 70-69-71 to finish at 9-under and tied for ninth at the Cologuard Classic. It was his second straight top-10 at the event, as he finished T4 in 2017.

2017 Season

Slipped from 11th to 24th on the final money list but still earned a spot in the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship for the fourth consecutive year.

  • PowerShares QQQ Championship: Was a T5 finisher at the PowerShares QQQ Championship, the second Charles Schwab Cup playoff event.
  • The Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex: Posted rounds of 69-68 on the weekend at the Senior Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl in Wales which led to a T3 finish in late July, his second consecutive top-10 finish in the event.
  • KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship: Was on the leaderboard all four rounds at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship on the strength of four sub-par rounds and eventually finished T3 at the Trump National Golf Club near the nation's capital.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Classic: Trailed by just one stroke after 36 holes at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic but a disastrous stretch of holes in Sunday's final round led to a 2-over-par 74 and a T18 finish near Atlanta.
  • Tucson Conquistadores Classic: Posted a closing-round 6-under-par 67 at the Tucson Conquistadores Classic which helped lead to a T4 finish.

2016 Season

Was unable to duplicate his 2015 success, but still enjoyed a very productive season with a career-best nine top-10 finishes and $1,125,123 in yearly earnings to finish 11th overall.

  • Toshiba Classic: Posted a T3 finish at October's Toshiba Classic with a 14-under total, two shots shy of the Jay Haas/Bart Bryant playoff.
  • The Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex: Was on the leaderboard for much of The Senior Open Championship before eventually finishing T9 at Carnoustie.
  • Principal Charity Classic: Shared the 36-hole lead with Joe Durant and Todd Hamilton at the Principal Charity Classic after a second-round 9-under-par 63 which set a new tournament course record. Got off to a slow start on Sunday with three consecutive bogeys to fall off the pace. However, played his final 14 holes in seven-under-par to tie for the lead at one point late in the round but could only convert one birdie opportunity over his final three holes to T2. His back nine totals for the three days was 13-under-par without a bogey. Recorded 21 birdies, which established a new tournament record, breaking Gil Morgan's 2006 mark.
  • Insperity Invitational: Was T5 at the Insperity Invitational in May near Houston after a closing-round 66 which included a double bogey at No. 17 and nine birdies.
  • Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge: Finished third with teammate Joe Durant in defense of their title at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf. The pair was among the leaders in the final round before a critical bogey at No. 14 proved costly.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Classic: Had a nice showing near his home in Atlanta in April when he finished eighth at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic at TPC Sugarloaf. Owned the lead at one point Sunday but saw his chances slip away with three bogeys on his back nine.
  • Allianz Championship: Nearly won for the second time in his last three starts going back to 2015 when he fell in a three-hole playoff to Esteban Toledo at the Allianz Championship. Two missed putts proved costly. Missed a four-footer at the 54th hole which would have eventually earned him the win, and then saw his six-foot putt for par lip out on the third playoff hole. Esteban Toledo closed out the match moments later.

2015 Season

Finished fourth in the final Charles Schwab Cup standings after registering three victories and seven top-10s overall.

  • Charles Schwab Cup Championship: Posted the signature win of his PGA TOUR Champions career when he claimed the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship in November in a one-hole playoff over Bernhard Langer in Scottsdale. Started the final round four shy of 54-hole leader Michael Allen but closed with a 6-under-par 64 to post a 72-hole total of 14-under-par 266. Moments later, leading by one stroke, he watched as Langer's eagle putt for the win on 18 lip out. He would follow with a birdie to send it to a playoff, but Andrade two-putted from 25-feet for a birdie and his third win of the campaign. Had one of the highlights of the tournament in the opening round when he aced the second hole with a 6-iron from 190. It was his first PGA TOUR Champions hole-in-one. He also had two on the PGA TOUR.
  • Boeing Classic: In late August, he became the third of four multiple winners on the 2015 PGA TOUR Champions when he prevailed by one stroke over Langer at the Boeing Classic. Started the final round three in front of the field, but struggled on the front nine, including a triple bogey on No. 4 and a bogey on No. 7, but he would play mistake-free over his final 11 holes to shoot 73 and win his first stroke-play victory in a TOUR-sponsored event since 2000, a span of 283 starts on the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions. His 1-over final round was the highest finish by a winner on the PGA TOUR Champions in 2015.
  • U.S. Senior Open Championship: Posted the low round of the U.S. Senior Open Sunday when he closed with a bogey-free 7-under-par 63, which tied him with four others for the second lowest round in U.S. Open history and led to a T5 finish in Sacramento.
  • Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship: After getting a putting tip from his wife, closed with rounds of 66-69 at Belmont CC to T7 at the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS.
  • Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge: In late April, he and teammate Joe Durant used a blistering 9-under-par 45 on the par-3 Top of the Rock Course Sunday at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf, and the pair went on for a three-stroke victory. It was the first PGA TOUR Champions victory for both players, marking the first time in that event that both players earned their first career wins on Tour.
  • Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic presented by C Spire: Was also T7 at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, thanks to three straight sub-par rounds at Fallen Oak.

2014 Season

Turned in a solid rookie PGA TOUR Champions campaign, finishing among the top-25 on the earnings list, thanks to six top-10 finishes, including two runner-up efforts.

  • Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach: Used a final-round 69 at Pebble Beach to T6 at the Nature Valley First Tee Open.
  • Shaw Charity Classic: Came close to victory again in August at the Shaw Charity Classic. Closed with an 8-under-par 62, which included an eagle on his 54th hole to get into a playoff with Fred Couples at 15-under-par. However, saw his chances slip away on the first playoff hole when Couples tapped-in for birdie after he missed for birdie from 30 feet moments earlier. His final-round 62 matched his best round on the PGA TOUR (at the 1995 Canon Greater Hartford Open).
  • Dick's Sporting Goods Open: Strung together three rounds in the 60s at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open, good for a T7.
  • RBC Canadian Open: Lone official PGA TOUR start came as a past champion of the RBC Canadian Open, where he missed the cut.
  • Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic presented by C Spire: Lost to Jeff Maggert by two strokes at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. Shared the 36-hole lead with Fred Funk after posting a 7-under 65 at Fallen Oak in the second round. Held the lead for the first 12 holes Sunday and then battled Maggert down the stretch, eventually losing when he bogeyed the 16th hole just as Maggert made birdie ahead of him.
  • ACE Group Classic: Was also T8 in his second career PGA TOUR Champions start, at The ACE Group Classic.

2013 Season

Made one of three cuts on the PGA TOUR with one top 10.

  • Sanderson Farms Championship: In just his second start of the season, playing as a sponsor's exemption, overcame an opening-round, 1-over 73 at the Sanderson Farms Championship by shooting rounds of 66-67-65 over his final 54 holes to finish T5 with his son Cameron as his caddie. Prior to the week at Annandale GC, he had not posted a round in the 60s since carding a 66 in the first round of the 2009 Travelers Championship. The top-10 was his first on TOUR since the 2006 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee (T6). His T5 finish came just six months before his 50th birthday.
  • CVS Caremark Charity Classic: Joined forces with Bill Haas to finish second at the unofficial CVS Caremark Charity Classic in Rhode Island. The duo finished four shots behind the winning team of Steve Stricker-Bo Van Pelt at the 36-hole event at Rhode Island CC.

2011 Season

Made three starts on the PGA TOUR and continued to work as on-course reporter for Golf Channel.

2010 Season

Continued in role as part-time analyst for Golf Channel.

  • Travelers Championship: Missed the cut at the Travelers Championship in only PGA TOUR start.

2009 Season

Made the cut in just two of 17 starts. Saw his streak of seasons with at least $200,000 in earnings snapped at 20, which represented the second-best streak in TOUR history. Began working as an analyst with Golf Channel.

  • Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun: T57 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic his best outing.

2008 Season

Played in 24 events.

  • Verizon Heritage: His best finish came at the Verizon Heritage (T14).

2007 Season

27 starts and 16 made cuts.

  • PODS Championship: T4 at PODS Championship was his best.

2006 Season

Posted 18th consecutive season in the top 125 on the money list.

  • PGA Championship: Shared the second-round lead with three others at 8-under 136 in the PGA Championship. Finished T41.
  • U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee: Posted four rounds in the 60s to finish T6 at the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee, six strokes behind wire-to-wire winner Corey Pavin.
  • Booz Allen Classic: In next start, past champion finished T2 at the rain-soaked Booz Allen Classic, posting a final-round 64 to finish five strokes behind champion Ben Curtis. First back-to-back top-10s since 2001.
  • Barclays Classic: Recorded his first top-10 of the year with a T3 at the Barclays Classic. Trailed by one stroke through 18 holes, two after 36 holes and led by one at 8-under 205 at the 54-hole mark. Posted a final-round 1-over 72 to finish three strokes behind Vijay Singh.

2005 Season

Logged only one top-10, but finished in the top 100 on the money list via nine top-25s.

  • MCI Heritage: Recorded T2 at the MCI Heritage after a closing 3-under 68, low round of the day at Harbour Town, his best effort since finishing second at the 2002 SEI Pennsylvania Classic.

2004 Season

On the bubble for fully exempt status in the latter part of the season, made six of last seven cuts to finish No. 124.

2003 Season

  • Las Vegas Invitational: Finished solo eighth at Las Vegas Invitational to jump into the top 100 on the money list and secure card for 2004.
  • PGA Championship: Entered the PGA Championship as the No. 5 alternate, replaced injured Larry Nelson in the field, and finished T10.
  • Bay Hill Invitational presented by Cooper Tires: First top-10 of the season, a T10, came at the Bay Hill Invitational.

2002 Season

Was top 50 on the money list for ninth time in his career with career-best earnings of $1,365,707

  • SEI Pennsylvania Classic: Held the outright lead for three rounds at the SEI Pennsylvania Classic. Final-round 69 one back of winner Dan Forsman, who eagled the final hole. Runner-up check of $290,400 lifted him over the $1-million mark for the third consecutive season.
  • THE PLAYERS Championship: Career-best finish at THE PLAYERS Championship, with T4, four strokes behind champion Craig Perks.
  • The Honda Classic: With T4 finish at The Honda Classic, was one of three players (Brad Faxon and Brett Quigley) from Rhode Island to finish in the top four there.

2001 Season

In June, posted top-3 finishes in back-to-back weeks.

  • PGA Championship: Closing 66 at PGA produced sixth-place finish, his best showing in a major since a T6 at the 1992 U.S. Open.
  • Canon Greater Hartford Open: Finished second at the Canon Greater Hartford Open.
  • Buick Classic: Finished T3 at the Buick Classic.

2000 Season

  • Invensys Classic at Las Vegas: Made one of the year's most dramatic moves up the money list after earning $765,000 for his win at the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas, the largest payday of his career. Winning week at Las Vegas moved him from 159th to 43rd on the money list. Third-round 9-under-par 63 was his lowest 18-hole score of the year.

1998 Season

  • Bell Canadian Open: Came from behind to collect his third title at Bell Canadian Open. Rolled in 30-foot putt for par to secure a playoff with 54-hole leader Bob Friend. Won playoff with par on first extra hole.

1997 Season

In closest race ever for top 30, his season earnings of $665,602 missed qualifying for THE TOUR Championship by $5. Entered final week of season 30th on money list, $22,595 behind Andrew Magee, who was 29th. Fell to 31st when Bill Glasson jumped from 54th to 27th with Las Vegas Invitational victory.

1995 Season

  • Buick Challenge: At Buick Southern Open, part of five-man playoff won by John Inman.
  • Canon Greater Hartford Open: Set then-course-record 62 at TPC River Highlands at the Canon Greater Hartford Open (broken by Kirk Triplett with 61 in 2000).

1991 Season

In June, became the first player in six years to win first two TOUR titles in consecutive weeks. Bernhard Langer (1985 Masters and Heritage) was previous player.

  • Buick Classic: Defeated Brad Bryant by one stroke in Buick Classic.
  • Kemper Open: Birdied first playoff hole to defeat Jeff Sluman at Kemper Open after both had carded a tournament-record 21-under-par 263.

Amateur Highlights

  • Winner of the 1986 North and South Amateur.
  • Three-time All-America at Wake Forest, where he was member of 1986 NCAA Championship team along with current TOUR player Len Mattiace.
  • Winner of 1986 Sunnehanna Amateur.
  • Top-ranked junior in country in 1981.


  • PGA TOUR: 1987
  • PGA TOUR: 1988