Andy Bean‘s successful career as a professional golfer has spanned five decades. Since March of 2003, Andy Bean has been enjoying the resurgence of his game on the Champions Tour. Bean had a breakout year in 2006, recording his first Champions Tour win at the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn. Andy‘s outstanding play resulted in an impressive 12th place finish on the Champions Tour Money List with earnings over $1 million dollars. Andy Bean enjoyed six top ten finishes, two of them at Major Championships with a tie for 5th at the U.S. Senior Open at Prairie Dunes Country Club and an 8th place finish at the JELD-WEN Tradition.
An 11-time winner on the PGA Tour between 1977 and 1986, Andy Bean was a dominant player. A repeat winner, he won the Doral Eastern Open three times (1977, 1982, and 1986) and also won the Isuzu Kapalua International in both 1986 and 1987. Andy Bean created an impressive record – he did not finish outside the top 35 on the money list from 1977-1986, a stretch that included five top-seven finishes.
Andy Bean was also a member of two Ryder Cup teams. In 1979, Bean contributed two points towards the American win at The Greenbriar. He and Payne Stewart were victorious in a Fourballs round, and Bean won his singles match the following day against Michael King. In the 1987 Ryder Cup, Andy Bean defeated Ian Woosnam in a singles match. Bean was also a member of the USA vs. Japan Matches and a winner of the 1978 Dunlop Phoenix in Japan.
Andy Bean also had an outstanding amateur career, winning many times before turning professional in 1975. He won the 1974 Eastern and Falstaff Amateur, as well as the 1975 Dixie Amateur and Western Amateur.
With career earnings of over six million dollars, Andy Bean has certainly established himself as one the elite players in the world of professional golf.