||Andrew Stewart (Andy) North is born in Thorp, Wisconsin, and in 1971 while attending the University of Florida won the prestigious Western Amateur at Point O' Woods Golf & Country Club, Michigan. After turning pro in 1972, his first PGA victory came at the 1977 American Express Westchester Classic. He is however best known for winning two US Opens, strangely his only other PGA Tour titles. The first came in 1978 at Cherry Hills Country Club, Colorado, where he needed a 5 at the final hole to win. After driving into the rough, he was still the rough after two, went from there into a bunker and finally holed a four-footer for the victory by a single shot. His second US Open win came at Oakland Hills, Michigan, where in final round he hit only four fairways and made only one birdie to win again by a single shot. He made just nine birdies in the whole championship, the lowest tally in modern US Open history. He was a member of the losing US Ryder Cup side at the Belfry, when Europe won for the first time by 16½ to 11½, inflicting the first US loss since 1957. North himself was defeated by 1 hole in a famous singles match against Sam Torrance, when Torrance holed a 22-foot putt to give Europe the winning point.
Working now as a TV golf analyst, North was picked by captain Tom Watson as one of the US vice-captains for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.