Andy Bean, 11-time PGA Tour winner, has died at the age of 70 after reportedly suffering complications from a double lung transplant.
Bean had breathing problems after a bout of Covid and underwent the transplant last month. He is survived by his wife Debbie and their three daughters. Bean died in his hometown of Lakeland, Florida.
In addition to multiple victories on the PGA tour, Bean played for the United States in the Ryder Cup in 1979 and 1987. He never won a major, but was runner-up three times, in the 1980 and 1989 PGA Championship and the 1983 British Open .
Bean’s first PGA Tour victory came in 1977 at the Doral-Eastern Open in Miami. The last of those eleven came in 1986 at the Byron Nelson Golf Classic in the Dallas area. He was also a three-time winner of the Champions Tour.
A native of Georgia, Bean went to Florida and turned professional in 1975. He finished in the top 35 of the PGA Tour money list for 10 consecutive seasons from 1977-86 and had five top-seven finishes during that stretch.
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