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Michael Allen

  • Birthplace: San Mateo, CA
  • Residence: Scottsdale, AZ
  • Birth Date: 01/31/1959
  • Age: 51
  • Height: 6-0
  • Eligibility Code: 1, 7, 8
  • Turned Pro: 1984

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Champions Tour Victories

(1) 2009,Senior PGA Championship.

International Victories

(1): 1989 Bell's Scottish Open [Eur.].

2010 PGA TOUR Money and Position

$318,299 (110)

2010 PGA TOUR Best Finishes

T5-- Farmers Insurance Open.

PGA TOUR Best Round

65 at Round 4, Farmers Insurance Open.

PGA TOUR Highlights

Finished T25 in the season-opening Sony Open in Hawaii and stayed in the Aloha State to finish third the following week at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai on the Champions Tour...Posted a 7-under 65 on his 51st birthday in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open to climb from T36 to T5, his best finish in 13 starts at the Torrey Pines event. Posted five consecutive birdies (Nos. 5-9) in the final round, the most in a row by any player on the South Course during the week.

Career Best PGA TOUR Finishes

2-- Chrysler Classic of Greensboro, Turning Stone Resort Championship.

2009 Season Highlights

Finished 110th on the 2009 money list with one top-10 and six top-25 finishes, tying a career high (1993). Also won the Senior PGA Championship in his Champions Tour debut in May....Finished T5 at the Wyndham Championship to become the second golfer (Fred Funk in 2007) and the only Champions Tour player to qualify and compete in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup...Made just three starts on the Champions Tour. Parlayed a sponsor's exemption at the Senior PGA Championship into his first career Champions Tour win. Rebounded from a 4-over-par 74 start with rounds of 66-67-67 to win the crown at the Canterbury GC near Cleveland. Became the first sponsor exemption to win a Champions Tour event since Mark Wiebe did so at the 2007 SAS Championship. Also became the 14th player to win his debut. Also T13 at the Senior British Open and T30 at the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.

Career Highlights

2009: Finished 110th on the money list with one top-10 and six top-25 finishes, tying a career high (1993). Also won the Senior PGA Championship in his Champions Tour debut in May....Finished T5 at the Wyndham Championship to become the second golfer (Fred Funk in 2007) and the only Champions Tour player to qualify and compete in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup...Made just three starts on the Champions Tour. Parlayed a sponsor's exemption at the Senior PGA Championship into his first career Champions Tour win. Rebounded from a 4-over-par 74 start with rounds of 66-67-67 to win the crown at the Canterbury GC near Cleveland. Became the first sponsor exemption to win a Champions Tour event since Mark Wiebe did so at the 2007 SAS Championship. Also became the 14th player to win his debut. Also T13 at the Senior British Open and T30 at the Walmart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach. 2008: Made a late surge to keep his TOUR card, finishing No. 106 on the money list, thanks to two top-10 finishes in his last four starts of the season. Recorded a career-high 18 made cuts in 28 starts...A 9-under 63 left him just one shot off the first-round lead at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Entered the final round just one shot behind eventual winner Marc Turnesa, finishing a season-best T3...Entered the final week of the season ranked No. 123 in earnings, but posted a final-round 67 for a solo-ninth-place finish at the Children's Miracle Network Classic, propelling him to No. 106 on the final money list. 2007: Surpassed the $1-million mark in earnings for the first time in his career, keyed by a runner-up finish at the inaugural Turning Stone Resort Championship, two strokes behind winner Steve Flesch. Finish secured his card for the 2008 season after he had already paid to enter the 2007 PGA TOUR Qualifying Tournament. 2006: In 13th trip to the Qualifying Tournament finals, earned 2007 card for a record ninth time. Finished 153rd on money list with three top-25s in 25 starts. 2005: After finishing 130th on the money list, earned higher status for 2006 via the Qualifying Tournament with a T7 finish. Made cut in half of his 30 starts during the year, while posting two top-10s (a T10 at the MCI Heritage and a T6 at the B.C. Open). 2004: Finished in the top 125 on the money list for just the second time in his career and first since finishing 73rd in 1993. His $882,872 were more than he had earned in his first 187 events on TOUR ($740,360)...Posted a hole-in-one on the 193-yard par-3 fourth hole with a 6-iron in the third round at the FedEx St. Jude Classic...Posted career-best finish with a solo second at the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro. Birdie putt on 72nd hole put him in solo second, worth $92,000 and payday of $496,800 jumped position on money list from No. 153 to No. 84. 2003: Successfully qualified at Qualifying Tournament for the seventh time in his career (1989-92, 1994, 2001, 2003) with a third-place finish. Marked the 11th time he had been to Q-School finals...Played primarily on the Nationwide Tour, where he was also a member from 1997-2001, with two top-10s in 24 events. Finished T2 at the Monterey Peninsula Classic. 1998: Using a long putter, earned his first career Nationwide Tour victory at the Greater Austin Open, shooting a final-round 76 as winds in excess of 40 mph dropped the wind chill into the low 20s. His 4-over-par 76 was the highest finish by a winner on the Nationwide Tour that season. 1995: Posted third career TOUR top-10 with a T5 at the weather-shortened Quad Cities Open. 1993: Then-career-best PGA TOUR finishes came back-to-back in his first two events of the season, a T3 in Northern Telecom and Phoenix Opens. 1992: Made his TOUR card for fourth straight season via Q-School finals. 1989: Won Bell's Scottish Open on European Tour. Fired a 9-under-par 63 in the final round to defeat Ian Woosnam and Jose Maria Olazabal by two strokes at Gleneagles. Had only 22 putts during the final round, which saw him hole two chips and a bunker shot en route to a 30 on the back nine. Later in the year, finished second in the Scandinavian Open. Finished 15th on European Tour Order of Merit.

Personal

Was planning to be a stockbroker before turning to golf as a profession...Won the 2003 Southern Arizona Open with daughter Christy caddying.

Other Information

2006: In 13th trip to PGA TOUR Qualifying School finals in 2006, earned 2007 card for a record ninth time. Finished 153rd on 2006 money list with three top-25s in 25 starts. After finishing 130th on the 2005 PGA TOUR money list, earned higher status for 2006 via the Qualifying Tournament with a T7 finish. Made cut in half of his 30 starts in 2005, while posting two top-10s, a T10 at the MCI Heritage and a T6 at the B.C. Open. In 2004, finished in the top 125 on the money list for just the second time in his career and first since finishing 73rd in 1993. His $882,872 earnings were more than he had earned in his first 187 events on TOUR ($740,360). Posted career-best finish with a solo second at the 2004 Chrysler Classic of Greensboro. Birdie putt on 72nd hole put him in solo second, worth $92,000, and payday of $496,800 jumped position on money list from No. 153 to No. 84. Successfully qualified at 2003 PGA TOUR National Qualifying Tournament with a third-place finish. Played primarily on the Nationwide Tour in 2003, with two top-10s in 24 events, including a T2 at the Monterey Peninsula Classic. Using a long putter, earned his first career Nationwide Tour victory at the 1998 Greater Austin Open, shooting a final-round 76 as winds in excess of 40 mph dropped the wind chill into the low 20s. His 4-over-par 76 was the highest finish by a winner on the Nationwide Tour in 1998. Posted top-10s back to back in his first two events of the 1993 season, a T3 in Northern Telecom and Phoenix Opens. Won 1989 Bell's Scottish Open on European Tour. Fired a 9-under-par 63 in the final round to defeat Ian Woosnam and Jose Maria Olazabal by two strokes at Gleneagles. Had only 22 putts during the final round, which saw him hole two chips and a bunker shot en route to a 30 on the back nine. Later in the year, finished second in the Scandinavian Open. Finished 15th on 1989 European Tour Order of Merit. Was planning to be a stockbroker before turning to golf as a profession.

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