Michael Allen (golfer)

Michael Louis Allen (born January 31, 1959) is an American professional golfer, currently on the PGA Tour Champions.

Michael Allen
Michael Allen.jpg
Allen in 2008
Personal information
Full nameMichael Louis Allen
Born (1959-01-31) January 31, 1959 (age 61)
San Mateo, California
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight195 lb (88 kg; 13.9 st)
Nationality United States
ResidenceScottsdale, Arizona
SpouseCynthia Allen
ChildrenChristy and Michelle
Career
CollegeUniversity of Nevada
Turned professional1984
Current tour(s)PGA Tour Champions
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins11
Highest ranking76 (September 10, 1989)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Korn Ferry Tour1
PGA Tour Champions8
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT19: 2009
U.S. OpenT12: 2001
The Open ChampionshipT52: 1989

Allen was born in San Mateo, California and played college golf at the University of Nevada in Reno. He turned professional in 1984 and played on the European Tour 1986-89 and 1992, winning the 1989 Scottish Open. Allen played on the PGA Tour 1990-95, 2002, and 2004-09. He has played over 300 events on the PGA Tour and has three second-place finishes (2004 Chrysler Classic of Greensboro, 2007 Turning Stone Resort Championship and 2010 Viking Classic) and three third-place finishes, but no wins. He played on the Nationwide Tour from 1997-2001 and 2003, winning the Nike Greater Austin Open in 1998.

Allen received a special invitation to play at the Senior PGA Championship on the Champions Tour at the Canterbury Golf Club in Beachwood, Ohio because of his career earnings on the PGA Tour. He was a surprise winner of the event in his Champions Tour debut making his first win a major. He shot a first round of 4-over-par, but made only 3 bogeys in the final 3 rounds to win by 2 strokes over Larry Mize and 3 strokes over Bruce Fleisher.[2]

A member of the Olympic Club in San Francisco since age 14, Allen qualified for the U.S. Open in 2012 at age 53. At the previous Opens at Olympic in 1987 and 1998, he had failed to make the field.[3]

Professional wins (11)Edit

European Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 Jul 15, 1989 Bell's Scottish Open 73-66-70-63=272 −8 2 strokes   José María Olazábal,   Ian Woosnam

Nationwide Tour wins (1)Edit

Other wins (1)Edit

  • 2003 Southern Arizona Open

PGA Tour Champions wins (8)Edit

Legend
Senior major championships (1)
Other PGA Tour Champions (7)
No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
1 May 24, 2009 Senior PGA Championship 74-66-67-67=274 −6 2 strokes   Larry Mize
2 Apr 15, 2012 Encompass Insurance Pro-Am of Tampa Bay 66-67-68=201 −12 3 strokes   Kenny Perry
3 Apr 22, 2012 Liberty Mutual Insurance Legends of Golf
(with David Frost)
62-63-62=187 −29 1 stroke   John Cook &   Joey Sindelar
4 Mar 24, 2013 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic 70-68-67=205 −11 1 stroke   Bernhard Langer
5 Oct 20, 2013 Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn 67-65-65=197 −13 Playoff   Olin Browne
6 Feb 9, 2014 Allianz Championship 60-69-69=198 −18 Playoff   Duffy Waldorf
7 Oct 26, 2014 AT&T Championship 70-65-66=201 −15 2 strokes   Marco Dawson
8 Apr 24, 2016 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf
(with Woody Austin)
49-59-48=156 −23 1 stroke   David Frost &   Roger Chapman

PGA Tour Champions playoff record (2–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2010 Constellation Senior Players Championship   Mark O'Meara Lost to par on first extra hole
2 2012 Dick's Sporting Goods Open   Willie Wood Lost to par on first extra hole
3 2013 Greater Hickory Kia Classic at Rock Barn   Olin Browne Won with birdie on first extra hole
4 2014 Allianz Championship   Duffy Waldorf Won with birdie on second extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
U.S. Open DQ
The Open Championship CUT T52 T53
PGA Championship T64
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
U.S. Open T12 CUT T67 CUT T56
The Open Championship
PGA Championship CUT T47 T19

Note: Allen never played in the Masters Tournament.

  Did not play

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

Senior major championshipsEdit

Wins (1)Edit

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner-up
2009 Senior PGA Championship −6 (74-66-67-67=274) 2 strokes   Larry Mize

Results timelineEdit

Results are not in chronological order before 2017.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
The Tradition T2 4 T9 T5 T9 T5 T58 T54
Senior PGA Championship 1 T11 T11 11 T20 T59 T26 T51 WD
U.S. Senior Open T6 T7 T33 5 T26 T26 5
Senior Players Championship 2 T17 T9 T4 T15 T26 T69 T12 T57
Senior British Open Championship T13 T30 T28 T18 T26 T29 T25 T51 T35
  Win
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 36 1989 Ending 10 Sep 1989" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  2. ^ Dolch, Craig. "Allen justifies special invite with Senior PGA Championship win". PGA.com.
  3. ^ "For Michael Allen, Olympic Club means much more". Golf Digest. June 12, 2012. Retrieved June 13, 2012.

External linksEdit