Oct 15th, 2023
Eleven-time PGA Tour winner Andy Bean dies at 70
Multi PGA Tour winner passes due to medical complications
Andy Bean, an 11-time PGA Tour winner, died on the 14th of October due to complications from double-lung-replacement surgery in early September, aged 70.
Bean played in 588 PGA Tour tournaments, which yielded 11 titles. His last two wins came in 1986, the victories coming at the Doral-Eastern Open and the Byron Nelson Golf Classic. In his career, he also had 15 runner-up performances—three coming in major championships, at The Open Championship (1983) and at the PGA Championship (1980 and 1989). He also featured in two US Ryder Cup teams, in 1979 and 1987, winning the former even at The Greenbrier.
Bean retired from golf in 2014 after a 12 year career on the PGA TOUR Champions, a car accident in 2011 and ongoing injury issues eventually taking their toll.