Andy Bean: 11-Time Winner on the PGA Tour Who Was Known for Having Once Subdued an Alligator While Trying to Qualify for the Tour

From a New York Times obit headlined “Andy Bean, 11-Time Winner on the PGA Tour, Dies at 70”:

Andy Bean, who won 11 times on the PGA Tour winner and three times was a runner-up in major tournament play, died on in Lakeland, Fla.

The PGA Tour said the cause was complications of double-lung replacement surgery, which he underwent in September. He was reported to have developed severe respiratory problems after a bout with Covid-19. He was a longtime resident of Lakeland.