Fulton Peter Allem (born 15 September 1957) is a South African professional golfer.

Fulton Allem
Personal information
Full nameFulton Peter Allem
Born (1957-09-15) 15 September 1957 (age 62)
Kroonstad, South Africa
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight215 lb (98 kg; 15.4 st)
Nationality South Africa
Career
Turned professional1976
Current tour(s)Champions Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Sunshine Tour
Professional wins15
Highest ranking52 (27 February 1994)[1]
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour3
Sunshine Tour11
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT38: 1994
PGA ChampionshipT31: 1993
U.S. OpenT33: 1994
The Open ChampionshipT44: 1987, 1991

Allem was born in Kroonstad, Orange Free State, South Africa,[2] the middle child of five children and the grandson of a Lebanese trader; he had a privileged upbringing. By the time he came into the world, his family had the largest corn farm in the southern hemisphere and the only privately owned grain silos in South Africa. Allem started playing golf at the age of 7 with encouragement from his father. Gary Player, a close family friend, also had a large influence on his early career.[3][4]

Allem did not attend college and turned pro in 1976.[2] He spent the early part of his career playing mostly in South Africa. He won 11 times on the Sunshine Tour between 1985 and 1991. A second-place finish in the 1987 NEC World Series of Golf convinced him to join the PGA Tour. Allem's first win on the PGA Tour was at the 1991 Independent Insurance Agent Open.[3]

In 1993, he won twice on the PGA Tour and finished ninth on the money list. He won the Southwestern Bell Colonial and NEC World Series of Golf that year, two of the Tour's most prestigious non-majors.[3]

Since his big year in 1993, Allem has been plagued by a host of medical ailments. In 1994, he suffered a herniated disc in his lower back. In 1998, he developed pericarditis, a potentially fatal inflammation of the sack surrounding the heart. In 2003, there were problems with vertebrae in his cervical spine. He has also suffered multiple heart attacks. These conditions have limited his playing time and adversely affected his play.

Allem lives in Central Florida with his wife, Jennifer and their four children. He is sometimes known by the nickname "Fulty", particularly by the other South African players.[4] He has appeared on Fore Inventors Only on The Golf Channel.[3] His youngest brother is the interior designer Charles Allem, Principal of CAD International based in Miami.

Allem began play on the Champions Tour in late 2007 after reaching the age of 50. He recorded three T2 finishes during his first two full seasons.[3]

Professional wins (15)Edit

PGA Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 26 Oct 1991 Independent Insurance Agent Open −15 (71-69-67-66=273) 1 stroke   Billy Ray Brown,   Mike Hulbert
  Tom Kite
2 30 May 1993 Southwestern Bell Colonial −16 (66-63-68-67=264) 1 stroke   Greg Norman
3 29 Aug 1993 NEC World Series of Golf −10 (68-68-72-62=270) 5 strokes   Jim Gallagher, Jr.,   Nick Price
  Craig Stadler

Sunshine Tour wins (11)Edit

Other wins (1)Edit

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
Masters Tournament T52 T38
U.S. Open CUT T52 T33 CUT
The Open Championship CUT T44 T44 CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT CUT T40 T31 T47
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Results in senior majorsEdit

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Senior PGA Championship DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP
The Tradition DNP T57 T21 DNP T38
Senior Players Championship T18 T41 T57 DNP DNP
U.S. Senior Open DNP T36 DNP DNP T53
Senior British Open Championship DNP T32 DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearancesEdit

This list may be incomplete.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 9 1994 Ending 27 Feb 1994" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Profile on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Biographical information on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  4. ^ a b "Profile/Biography on Sunshine Tour's official site". Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.

External linksEdit