Name:Allen Michael Doyle
Born:July 26, 1948 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
The US Senior Open (July 7-9). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Doyle (USA), who claimed the last of his 11 Champions Tour wins. [Prairie Dunes CC, Hutchinson, Kansas].
The US Senior Open (July 28-31). Second-placed Loren Roberts (USA) and D.A. Weibring (USA) finished 1 shot behind Doyle (USA), who shot a final round 63 to clinch his third senior major. [South Course, NCR CC, Kettering, nr Dayton, Ohio].
Played as the Bayer Advantage Celebrity Pro-Am (June 11-13). Second-placed Jerry Pate (USA) finished 1 shot behind Doyle (USA). Reduced to 36 holes after heavy storms. [National GC of Kansas City, Missouri].
Played as the FleetBoston Classic (Aug 1-3). Second-placed Bruce Fleisher (USA) and Bob Gilder (USA) finished 3 shots behind Doyle (USA). [Nashawtuc CC, Concord, Massachusetts].
Played as the Hyundai Team Matches (Nov 16/17; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Defending champions Allen Doyle (USA) & Dana Quigley (USA) beat Bruce Fleisher (USA) & David Graham (Aus) 4 and 3 in the final of the Snr PGA Tour matches. [Monarch Beach Links, Dana Point, CA].
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Doyle (USA) won the Jack Nicklaus Award as the Senior PGA Tour Player of the Year, based on the votes of his peers.
Played as the Ford Senior Players Championship (July 13-15). Doyle (USA) beat Doug Tewell (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [TPC Michigan, Dearborn, Detroit, Mich.].
Played as the State Farm Senior Classic (July 27-29). Doyle (USA) beat Bruce Fleisher (USA) with a par at the third playoff hole. [Hayfields CC, Cockeysville, nr Baltimore, MD].
Played as the Hyundai Team Matches (Dec 6-9; unofficial post-season event involving four two-player teams from each of the LPGA, PGA and Snr PGA Tours; teams compete against other teams from their own tour). Allen Doyle (USA) & Dana Quigley (USA) beat Tom Watson (USA) & Andy North (USA) after 21 holes in the final of the Snr PGA Tour matches. [Monarch Beach Links, Dana Point, CA].
Played as the Senior Slam (Nov 10/11; unofficial Snr PGA Tour event, for the year's four senior major winners). Second-placed Tom Watson (USA; Snr PGA) finished 2 shots behind Doyle (USA; Snr Plyrs). Bruce Fleisher (USA; US Snr Open) was third and Doug Tewell (USA; The Tradition) fourth. [Slammer & Squire course, World Golf Village, St Augustine, FL].
Doyle (USA) won the inaugural Senior PGA Tour season-long points chase, to capture the Charles Schwab Cup and $1 million annuity cheque. Bruce Fleisher (USA) was second with 2166 pts; Hale Irwin (USA) was third with 1959 pts. The Cup is awarded based on points earned for top 10 finishes during the Champions Tour season.
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Doyle (USA) won the Arnold Palmer Award as the Senior PGA Tour 2001 leading money winner, with earnings of $2,553,582 on the Tour. Bruce Fleischer (USA) was second with $2,411,543; Hale Irwin (USA) was third with $2,147,422.
Played as the Toshiba Senior Classic (March 3-5). Second-placed Jim Thorpe (USA) and Howard Twitty (USA) finished 1 shot behind Allen Doyle (USA), who recorded his fifth Champions Tour win. Reduced to 36 holes when the third round was cancelled due to rain. [Newport Beach CC, Newport Beach, California].
Played as the Cadillac NFL Golf Classic (June 4-6). Doyle (USA) beat Joe Inman (USA) with a birdie at the fourth playoff hole. [Upper Montclair CC, Clifton, NJ].
Played as the TD Waterhouse Championship (Sept 3-5). Second-placed Ed Dougherty (USA) finished 2 shots behind Doyle (USA). [Tiffany Greens GC, Kansas City, Missouri].
Played as the ACE Group Classic (Feb 26-28; formerly the LG Championship). Second-placed Vicente Fernández (Arg) finished 5 shots behind 50-year-old Allen Doyle (USA), who recorded his first Senior PGA Tour win. [Bay Colony GC, Naples, FL].
Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship (April 15-18). Second-placed Vicente Fernández (Arg) finished 2 shots behind first-time major championship winner Doyle (USA). [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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