Fulton Allem

Fulton Allem
Personal information
Full name Fulton Peter Allem
Born (1957-09-15) 15 September 1957
Kroonstad, South Africa
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15.4 st)
Nationality  South Africa
Turned professional 1976
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Sunshine Tour
Professional wins 15
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Sunshine Tour 11
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T38: 1994
U.S. Open T33: 1994
The Open Championship T44: 1987, 1991
PGA Championship T31: 1993

Fulton Peter Allem (born 15 September 1957) is a South African professional golfer.

Allem was born in Kroonstad, Orange Free State, South Africa,[1] the middle child of five children and the grandson of a Lebanese trader; he had a privileged upbringing. By the time he came into the world, his family had the largest corn farm in the southern hemisphere and the only privately owned grain silos in South Africa. Allem started playing golf at the age of 7 with encouragement from his father. Gary Player, a close family friend, also had a large influence on his early career.[2][3]

Allem did not attend college and turned pro in 1976.[1] He spent the early part of his career playing mostly in South Africa. He won 11 times on the Sunshine Tour between 1985 and 1991. A second-place finish in the 1987 NEC World Series of Golf convinced him to join the PGA Tour. Allem's first win on the PGA Tour was at the 1991 Independent Insurance Agent Open.[2]

In 1993, he won twice on the PGA Tour and finished ninth on the money list. He won the Southwestern Bell Colonial and NEC World Series of Golf that year, two of the Tour's most prestigious non-majors.[2]

Since his big year in 1993, Allem has been plagued by a host of medical ailments. In 1994, he suffered a herniated disc in his lower back. In 1998, he developed pericarditis, a potentially fatal inflammation of the sack surrounding the heart. In 2003, there were problems with vertebrae in his cervical spine. He has also suffered multiple heart attacks. These conditions have limited his playing time and adversely affected his play.

Allem lives in Central Florida with his wife, Jennifer and their four children. He is sometimes known by the nickname "Fulty", particularly by the other South African players.[3] He has appeared on Fore Inventors Only on The Golf Channel.[2] His youngest brother is the interior designer Charles Allem, Principal of CAD International based in Miami.

Allem began play on the Champions Tour in late 2007 after reaching the age of 50. He recorded three T2 finishes during his first two full seasons.[2]

Professional wins (15)

PGA Tour wins (3)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of victoryRunner(s)-up
1 26 Oct 1991 Independent Insurance Agent Open −15 (71-69-67-66=273) 1 stroke United States Billy Ray Brown, United States Mike Hulbert
United States Tom Kite
2 30 May 1993 Southwestern Bell Colonial −16 (66-63-68-67=264) 1 stroke Australia Greg Norman
3 29 Aug 1993 NEC World Series of Golf −10 (68-68-72-62=270) 5 strokes United States Jim Gallagher, Jr., Zimbabwe Nick Price
United States Craig Stadler

Sunshine Tour wins (11)

Other wins (1)

Results in major championships

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T52 DNP T38 DNP
The Open Championship CUT T44 DNP DNP DNP T44 DNP CUT CUT DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP T40 T31 T47 DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Results in senior majors

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Senior PGA Championship DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP
The Tradition DNP T57 T21 DNP T38
Senior Players Championship T18 T41 T57 DNP DNP
U.S. Senior Open DNP T36 DNP DNP T53
Senior British Open Championship DNP T32 DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances

This list may be incomplete.

See also


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