Allen Miller (golfer)

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Allen Miller
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Allen Lane Miller III
Born (1948-08-10) August 10, 1948 (age 66)
San Diego, California
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)
Nationality  United States
Spouse Cindy Miller
Career
Turned professional 1971
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 1
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T15: 1975
U.S. Open CUT: 1974
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T39: 1984

Allen Lane Miller III (born August 10, 1948) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1970s and 1980s.

Miller was born in San Diego, California. He had a distinguished amateur career. He attended the University of Georgia, and was a member of the golf team. Miller was the #2 ranked amateur in America in 1969 and 1970 by Golf Digest; he was a member of the 1969 and 1971 Walker Cup teams, and the 1970 Eisenhower Trophy team.[1] He won the 1970 Canadian Amateur Championship.[2]

Miller turned professional in 1971. He played on the PGA Tour for 15 years and had 18 top-10 finishes. He won the 1974 Tallahassee Open by one stroke over Joe Inman, Eddie Pearce and Dan Sikes with a 14-under-par 274. The event was played during the same week as the Tournament of Champions, where most of the Tours elite players played.[3] His best finish in a major was T-15 at The Masters in 1975.[4]

Since retiring from the Tour in 1986, Miller has earned a living primarily as a teaching professional. He also played in a limited number of Senior PGA Tour events; his best finish on this circuit is a T-45 at the 1998 First of America Classic. Miller and his wife Cindy, who is also a golf teaching professional and a former LPGA Tour player, live in western New York. They teach at Wehrle Golf Dome in Buffalo.[5]

Amateur wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runners-up
1 Apr 28, 1974 Tallahassee Open –14 (65-69-67-73=274) 1 stroke United States Joe Inman, United States Eddie Pearce, United States Dan Sikes

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biographical information from Allen Miller's website". Retrieved December 4, 2007. 
  2. ^ Barclay, James A. (1992). Golf in Canada: A History. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart. ISBN 978-0-7710-1080-4. 
  3. ^ "Today in Golf History: April 28". Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved December 4, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Golf Major Championships". Archived from the original on November 10, 2007. Retrieved December 26, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Wehrle Golf Dome". Retrieved March 21, 2010. 

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