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Famous Bristolians

Billy Andrade

Billy Andrade is a professional golfer from Bristol, Rhode Island. Born on October 9, 1967, Andrade attended Wake Forest University, where he was a member of the golf team and won the individual NCAA Division I Championship in 1988. After turning professional later that year, Andrade joined the PGA Tour and quickly established himself as one of the top players on the tour, winning four tournaments between 1991 and 1997.

Andrade is known for his consistent play and his ability to perform well under pressure. He has finished in the top 25 on the PGA Tour money list nine times and has represented the United States in international competitions, including the Ryder Cup in 1995 and the Presidents Cup in 1996 and 2000. In addition to his PGA Tour victories, Andrade has also won several other tournaments, including the 1994 Buick Open and the 1998 Canon Greater Hartford Open.

Despite his success on the course, Andrade is also known for his charitable work off the course. In 1993, he founded the Billy Andrade-Brad Faxon Charities for Children, which has raised millions of dollars for children’s hospitals and other charities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. In 2010, Andrade was inducted into the Rhode Island Golf Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions to the game and his charitable efforts.

Andrade continues to compete on the PGA Tour and is considered one of the top players of his generation. He has been a mainstay on the tour for over two decades and shows no signs of slowing down.