Billy Andrade has been selected to receive this year’s Payne Stewart Award, one of the PGA Tour’s highest honors for players.
The award was given in October 1999, the year Stewart won the US Open, when he died in a plane crash. It is given to players to demonstrate character, sportsmanship and commitment to charity.
“It’s very special. Payne has been unbelievable to me and I know him so well. I can’t really say that now that I’m part of this elite group of former receivers.” Andrade said.
After winning his first PGA Tour title in 1991, Andrade teamed up with Rhode Islander Brad Faxon to create the Billy Andrade/Brad Faxon Foundation for Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He has raised more than $30 million through his various endeavors, including the CVS Health Charity Classic.
At East Lake Golf Club, which hosts the Tour Championship each May, Andrade and Atlanta resident Stewart Sink host the East Lake Invitational, a charity pro-am that benefits neighborhood revitalization efforts.
Andrade It will be celebrated on August 23rd, Tuesday night before the Tourism Championship.