Allen Doyle

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Allen Doyle
— Golfer —
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Allen Doyle Golf Swing
Personal information
Full name Allen Michael Doyle
Nickname The Grip
Born (1948-07-26) July 26, 1948 (age 66)
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)
Nationality  United States
Residence LaGrange, Georgia
Spouse Kate Doyle
Children 2 daughters
Career
College Norwich University
Turned professional 1995
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 18
Number of wins by tour
Web.com Tour 3
Champions Tour 11
Other 4
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 1991, 2006, 2007
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Charles Schwab Cup 2001

Allen Michael Doyle (born July 26, 1948) is an American professional golfer who played on the Nike Tour, PGA Tour, and Champions Tour.

Life and career[edit]

Doyle was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island and raised in the Boston suburb of Norwood, Massachusetts. He attended Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, and Norwich University in Vermont where he hosts an annual golf tournament to benefit the Norwich Hockey Team. Unusual for a future leading professional and despite winning numerous amateur titles, he did not turn professional until he was 46. In 1995, his first full professional season, he won three times on the Nike Tour.

Doyle became eligible to play on the Senior PGA Tour when he turned fifty in July 1998 and won four official money events in 1999 including the Senior PGA Championship. In 2001 he won his second senior major, the Senior Players Championship, and led the tour on the money list. In 2005 he claimed a third major at the U.S. Senior Open, coming behind from a nine stroke deficit with a 63 in the final round. He successfully defended his U.S. Senior Open title in 2006 becoming the oldest U.S. Senior Open Champion at 57 years, 11 months and 17 days.[1] His career earnings on the Champions Tour exceed US$11 million.

Doyle is a member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.[2]

Amateur wins (20)[edit]

Professional wins (18)[edit]

Nike Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 Apr 9, 1995 NIKE Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic −15 (66-70-67-70=273) Playoff1 United States Franklin Langham
2 Aug 27, 1995 NIKE Texarkana Open −19 (66-70-66-66=269) 1 stroke United States Gary Rusnak
3 Oct 22, 1995 NIKE Tour Championship −5 (72-68-72-71=283) Playoff2 United States John Maginnes

1Defeated Langham with par on second extra hole.
2Defeated Maginnes with par on first extra hole.

Champions Tour wins (11)[edit]

Legend
Champions Tour major championships (4)
Other Champions Tour (7)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 Feb 28, 1999 ACE Group Classic −13 (64-70-69=203) 5 strokes Argentina Vicente Fernández
2 Apr 18, 1999 PGA Seniors' Championship −14 (70-71-69-64=274) 2 strokes Argentina Vicente Fernández
3 Jun 6, 1999 Cadillac NFL Golf Classic −12 (67-66-71=204) Playoff United States Joe Inman
4 Sep 5, 1999 TD Waterhouse Championship −12 (66-70-65=198) 2 strokes United States Ed Dougherty
5 Mar 5, 2000 Toshiba Senior Classic −8 (67-69=136) 1 stroke United States Jim Thorpe, United States Howard Twitty
6 Jul 15, 2001 Ford Senior Players Championship −15 (67-69-70-67=273) Playoff United States Doug Tewell
7 Jul 29, 2001 State Farm Senior Classic −11 (73-65-67=205) Playoff United States Bruce Fleisher
8 Aug 3, 2003 FleetBoston Classic −15 (68-63-67=198) 3 strokes United States Bruce Fleisher, United States Bob Gilder
9 Jun 13, 2004 Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am −13 (65-66=131) 1 stroke United States Jerry Pate
10 Jul 31, 2005 U.S. Senior Open −10 (71-67-73-63=274) 1 stroke United States Loren Roberts, United States D. A. Weibring
11 Jul 9, 2006 U.S. Senior Open −8 (69-68-67-68=272) 2 strokes United States Tom Watson

Champions Tour playoff record (3–2)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1999 Toshiba Senior Classic United States Al Geiberger, United States John Jacobs, United States Gary McCord McCord won with birdie on fifth extra hole
Doyle and Geiberger eliminated with eagle on first hole
2 1999 Cadillac NFL Golf Classic United States Joe Inman Won with birdie on fourth extra hole
3 2001 Cadillac NFL Golf Classic United States John Schroeder Lost to par on second extra hole
4 2001 Ford Senior Players Championship United States Doug Tewell Won with par on first extra hole
5 2001 State Farm Senior Classic United States Bruce Fleisher Won with par on third extra hole

Other senior wins (4)[edit]

Champions Tour major championships[edit]

Wins (4)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Margin Runner(s)-up
1999 PGA Seniors' Championship −14 (71-71-68-64=274) 2 strokes Argentina Vicente Fernández
2001 Ford Senior Players Championship −15 (67-69-70-67=273) Playoff1 United States Doug Tewell
2005 U.S. Senior Open −10 (71-67-73-63=274) 1 stroke United States Loren Roberts, United States D. A. Weibring
2006 U.S. Senior Open (2) −8 (69-68-67-68=272) 2 strokes United States Tom Watson

1 Won on the first playoff hole over Tewell.

Results timeline[edit]

Results not in chronological order before 2012.

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002
Senior PGA Championship 1 T17 4 T15
The Tradition 68 DNP T10 T16
Senior Players Championship T19 T12 1 T12
U.S. Senior Open T13 T8 T4 T7
Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Senior PGA Championship T7 T13 T6 T23 T68 T53 T57 DNP DNP DNP
The Tradition T42 T2 T36 T25 73 T52 T25 65 T53 T67
Senior Players Championship T15 T9 T5 T45 T46 T59 T43 DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Senior Open T4 T42 1 1 CUT CUT CUT T38 DNP CUT
Senior British Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

The Senior British Open was not a Champions Tour major until 2003.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Senko, Dave (July 9, 2006). "Doyle becomes oldest winner of U.S. Senior Open". PGA Tour. Archived from the original on July 16, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Member". Retrieved September 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Georgia Amateur Championship Records". Georgia State Golf Association. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Georgia Mid-Amateur Championship Event History". Georgia State Golf Association. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 

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