Allen Miller (golfer)
|Full name||Allen Lane Miller III|
August 10, 1948 |
San Diego, California
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|Masters Tournament||T15: 1975|
|U.S. Open||CUT: 1974|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|PGA Championship||T39: 1984|
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. He won the 1970 Canadian Amateur Championship.
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. His best finish in a major was T-15 at The Masters in 1975.
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.
- 1969 Trans-Mississippi Amateur
- 1970 Dogwood Invitational, Northeast Amateur, Canadian Amateur Championship, Trans-Mississippi Amateur
- 1971 Trans-Mississippi Amateur
PGA Tour wins (1)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of victory||Runners-up|
|1||Apr 28, 1974||Tallahassee Open||–14 (65-69-67-73=274)||1 stroke||Joe Inman, Eddie Pearce, Dan Sikes|
U.S. national team appearances
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- "Golf Major Championships". Archived from the original on November 10, 2007. Retrieved December 26, 2007.
- "Wehrle Golf Dome". Retrieved March 21, 2010.