|Full name||Fulton Peter Allem|
|Born||15 September 1957|
Kroonstad, South Africa
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15.4 st)|
|Current tour(s)||Champions Tour|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Highest ranking||52 (27 February 1994)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||T38: 1994|
|PGA Championship||T31: 1993|
|U.S. Open||T33: 1994|
|The Open Championship||T44: 1987, 1991|
Allem was born in Kroonstad, Orange Free State, South Africa, 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.
Allem did not attend college and turned pro in 1976. 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.
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.
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. He has appeared on Fore Inventors Only on The Golf Channel. His youngest brother is the interior designer Charles Allem, Principal of CAD International based in Miami.
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|
|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|
Sunshine Tour wins (11)Edit
- 1986 Minolta Match Play Championship, AECI Charity Classic, Palabora Classic
- 1987 Palabora Classic, Lexington PGA Championship
- 1988 Palabora Classic
- 1989 Minolta Match Play Championship
- 1990 Lexington PGA Championship, Twee Jonge Gezellen Masters, Goodyear Classic
- 1991 ICL International
Other wins (1)Edit
- 1988 Million Dollar Challenge (South Africa - unofficial money event)
Results in major championshipsEdit
|The Open Championship||CUT||T44||T44||CUT||CUT|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Results in senior majorsEdit
|Senior PGA Championship||DNP||CUT||CUT||DNP||DNP|
|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.
This list may be incomplete.
- "Week 9 1994 Ending 27 Feb 1994" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
- "Profile on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- "Biographical information on PGA Tour's official site". Retrieved 2 October 2011.
- "Profile/Biography on Sunshine Tour's official site". Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.