Brad Faxon

The classy Barrington resident, who learned the game as a caddy at Rhode Island Country Club, began making a name for himself as a freckle-faced teenager, when he won three straight R.I. Junior titles, the first at age 14. He still has not stopped winning championships. As a teenager, he stayed in his home area rather than travel to what then was the beginning of the national junior circuit, and he dominated New England. He won back-to-back RIGA Amateur titles in 1981 and ‘82, the State Open in 1985 (making him one of the four in state history to sweep the big three in Rhode Island) and also won the New England Amateur. He entered Furman University as a relatively unheralded player on the national scene, but left as the college Player of the Year after a career marked by a tremendously consistent record of top -10 finishes. He was named to two Walker Cup teams. When he turned professional, he immediately earned a spot on the PGA Tour and has been there ever since. One of the world’s greatest putters "he has led the tour in putting three times" he has won eight tour events, as well as the Australian Open, and more than $9 million. He twice has earned berths on the Ryder Cup team and was on the 1997 Dunhill Cup team. With Andrade he has been recipient of the GWAA Bartlett Award for contributions to society, an honor recognizing the children’s charity program he and Andrade run and for the way he has carried him-self in his career, on and off the course.