Known as one of the most balanced golfers of his time, Billy Andrade was born on January 25, 1964 in Bristol, Rhode Island, New York. Prior to turning pro in 1987 Andrade attended Wake Forest University and played for the US team in the 1987 Walker Cup. While in university Andrade also played for the Demon Deacons and helped the team reach the 1986 NCAA Championships. After notching four wins in his amateur days, Andrade turned pro and has had four PGA victories, first in 1991 during the Kemper Open and then on the Buick Classic, in 1998 at the Bell Canadian Open and in 2000 at the Ivensys Classic held in Las Vegas. He is included in the top 50 of the official World Golf Rankings.
Aside from winning awards in his sport Andrade has also been recognized for his charity. He, together with fellow pro golfer Brad Faxon both run a charitable golf tournament every other year at the Wannamoisett Country Club in Rhode Island, a private affair that they do to raise money for their foundations. Both players were awarded the Charles Bartlett Award, the Gold Heart Award by the American Heart Association, and the 2002 Ambassadors of Golf Award for their charitable efforts. Andrade and run the Billy Andrade and Brad Faxon Charities for Children Inc. He also plays on the CVS Charity Classic with Faxon, held at the Rhode Island Country Club and with proceeds going to their charities.
Andrade splits his time between Atlanta, Georgia and his hometown in Rhode Island. He lives with his wife Jody and their kids Cameron and Grace.