Allen Doyle Golf Swing
|Full name||Allen Michael Doyle|
July 26, 1948 |
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg; 15 st)|
|Current tour(s)||Champions Tour|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|PGA Tour Champions||11|
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||CUT: 1991, 2006, 2007|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|Achievements and awards|
|Charles Schwab Cup||2001|
Life and career
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. 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.
From 1996 to 1998 Doyle competed in 58 PGA Tour events, making the cut in 31, including two top-10 finishes.
Doyle became eligible to play on the Senior PGA Tour when he turned 50 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 by defeating Tom Watson at Prairie Dunes Country Club and becoming the oldest U.S. Senior Open Champion at 57 years, 11 months and 17 days. His career earnings on the Champions Tour at the time of his retirement is listed as $13,401,250.
Doyle is a member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. He owns and operates The Doyle Golf Center driving range in La Grange, Georgia. As a philanthropist, Doyle has donated over 1 million dollars to various charities including family members of slain rescuers of the 9/11 attacks.
Amateur wins (23)
- 1978 Georgia Amateur
- 1979 Georgia Amateur
- 1982 Georgia Amateur
- 1984 Georgia Mid-Amateur
- 1986 Georgia Mid-Amateur
- 1987 Georgia Amateur, Georgia Mid-Amateur
- 1988 Georgia Amateur, Georgia Mid-Amateur, Rice Planters Amateur
- 1989 Sunnehanna Amateur, Georgia Mid-Amateur
- 1990 Sunnehanna Amateur, Georgia Amateur, Rice Planters Amateur
- 1991 Cardinal Amateur
- 1992 Sunnehanna Amateur
- 1993 Northeast Amateur
- 1994 Dogwood Invitational, Sunnehanna Amateur, Porter Cup, Cardinal Amateur, Rice Planters Amateur
Professional wins (19)
Nike Tour wins (3)
|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||Franklin Langham|
|2||Aug 27, 1995||Nike Texarkana Open||−19 (66-70-66-66=269)||1 stroke||Gary Rusnak|
|3||Oct 22, 1995||Nike Tour Championship||−5 (72-68-72-71=283)||Playoff2||John Maginnes|
1Defeated Langham with par on second extra hole.
2Defeated Maginnes with par on first extra hole.
Champions Tour wins (11)
|Champions Tour major championships (4)|
|Other Champions Tour (7)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||Feb 28, 1999||ACE Group Classic||−13 (64-70-69=203)||5 strokes||Vicente Fernández|
|2||Apr 18, 1999||PGA Seniors' Championship||−14 (70-71-69-64=274)||2 strokes||Vicente Fernández|
|3||Jun 6, 1999||Cadillac NFL Golf Classic||−12 (67-66-71=204)||Playoff||Joe Inman|
|4||Sep 5, 1999||TD Waterhouse Championship||−12 (66-70-65=198)||2 strokes||Ed Dougherty|
|5||Mar 5, 2000||Toshiba Senior Classic||−8 (67-69=136)||1 stroke||Jim Thorpe, Howard Twitty|
|6||Jul 15, 2001||Ford Senior Players Championship||−15 (67-69-70-67=273)||Playoff||Doug Tewell|
|7||Jul 29, 2001||State Farm Senior Classic||−11 (73-65-67=205)||Playoff||Bruce Fleisher|
|8||Aug 3, 2003||FleetBoston Classic||−15 (68-63-67=198)||3 strokes||Bruce Fleisher, Bob Gilder|
|9||Jun 13, 2004||Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am||−13 (65-66=131)||1 stroke||Jerry Pate|
|10||Jul 31, 2005||U.S. Senior Open||−10 (71-67-73-63=274)||1 stroke||Loren Roberts, D. A. Weibring|
|11||Jul 9, 2006||U.S. Senior Open||−8 (69-68-67-68=272)||2 strokes||Tom Watson|
Champions Tour playoff record (3–2)
|1||1999||Toshiba Senior Classic||Al Geiberger, John Jacobs, 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||Joe Inman||Won with birdie on fourth extra hole|
|3||2001||Cadillac NFL Golf Classic||John Schroeder||Lost to par on second extra hole|
|4||2001||Ford Senior Players Championship||Doug Tewell||Won with par on first extra hole|
|5||2001||State Farm Senior Classic||Bruce Fleisher||Won with par on third extra hole|
Other senior wins (5)
- 1999 Senior Slam
- 2001 Senior Slam, Hyundai Team Matches (with Dana Quigley)
- 2002 Hyundai Team Matches (with Dana Quigley)
- 2017 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf – Legends Division (with Hubert Green)
Champions Tour major championships
|1999||PGA Seniors' Championship||−14 (71-71-68-64=274)||2 strokes||Vicente Fernández|
|2001||Ford Senior Players Championship||−15 (67-69-70-67=273)||Playoff1||Doug Tewell|
|2005||U.S. Senior Open||−10 (71-67-73-63=274)||1 stroke||Loren Roberts, D. A. Weibring|
|2006||U.S. Senior Open (2)||−8 (69-68-67-68=272)||2 strokes||Tom Watson|
1 Won on the first playoff hole over Tewell.
Results not in chronological order before 2012.
|Senior PGA Championship||1||T17||4||T15|
|Senior Players Championship||T19||T12||1||T12|
|U.S. Senior Open||T13||T8||T4||T7|
|Senior PGA Championship||T7||T13||T6||T23||T68||T53||T57||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|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
- Eisenhower Trophy: 1990, 1992, 1994 (team winners and individual winner)
- Walker Cup: 1989, 1991 (winners), 1993 (winners)
- 1995 Nike Tour graduates
- 1996 PGA Tour Qualifying School graduates
- List of golfers with most Champions Tour major championship wins
- List of golfers with most Champions Tour wins
- Champions Tour awards
- "Allen Doyle – Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
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- "Norwich University Alumni & Family". Retrieved January 17, 2018.
- "Allen Doyle Norwich Golf Classic". Retrieved January 17, 2018.
- Kelley, Brent. "Oldest Rookies on the PGA Tour". About.com. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
- "Allen Doyle". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 16, 2018.
- Shefter, David. "Two-Time U.S. Senior Open Champion Doyle Relishes Being Underdog". USGA. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
- "2006: Allen Doyle's double".
- Senko, Dave (July 9, 2006). "Doyle becomes oldest winner of U.S. Senior Open". PGA Tour. Archived from the original on July 16, 2006.
- "Champions Career Money Leaders".
- "Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Member". Retrieved March 31, 2016.
- "Doyle Making Best of Retirement".
- "Allen Doyle gives $1.1 million to Norwich". Retrieved March 31, 2016.
- "He wins $1 million and gives it away". Retrieved March 31, 2016.
- "Doyle's Cup Still Runneth Over". Retrieved March 31, 2016.
- "Georgia Amateur Championship Records". Georgia State Golf Association. Retrieved May 7, 2014.
- "Georgia Mid-Amateur Championship Event History". Georgia State Golf Association. Retrieved May 7, 2014.
- "Rice Planters Amateur Championship Tee Times & Scoring".
- "Cardinal Amateur Golf Championship".