Allen Doyle

Allen Doyle

Allen Michael Doyle (born July 26, 1948) is an American golfer who currently plays on the Champions Tour.

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. Exceptionally for a future leading professional, and despite winning numerous amateur titles, he did not turn pro until he was 46. In 1995 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. [ [ Doyle becomes oldest winner of U.S. Senior Open] "", July 9, 2006.] 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.

Amateur wins (7)

*1989 Sunnehanna Amateur
*1990 Sunnehanna Amateur
*1992 Sunnehanna Amateur
*1993 Northeast Amateur
*1994 Dogwood Invitational, Sunnehanna Amateur, Porter Cup

Nike Tour wins (3)

*1995 NIKE Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic, NIKE Texarkana Open, NIKE Tour Championship

Champions Tour wins (11)

*1999 (4) ACE Group Classic, PGA Seniors' Championship, Cadillac NFL Golf Classic, TD Waterhouse Championship
*2000 (1) Toshiba Senior Classic
*2001 (2) Ford Senior Players Championship, State Farm Senior Classic
*2003 (1) FleetBoston Classic
*2004 (1) Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am
*2005 (1) U.S. Senior Open
*2006 (1) U.S. Senior Open

Senior major championships are shown in bold.

Other senior wins

*1999 Senior Slam
*2001 Senior Slam


ee also

*Golfers with most Champions Tour wins
*Golfers with most Champions Tour major championship wins

External links

* [ Profile on the PGA Tour's official site]

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