Michael Allen wins Allianz Championship

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 9, 2014 at 5:52 pm •  Published: February 9, 2014
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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — After opening with a Champions Tour record-tying 60 on Friday, Michael Allen didn't want to make the wrong kind of history Sunday in the final round of the Allianz Championship.

"I didn't want to be known as the guy who shot the lowest round on the Champions Tour and didn't win," Allen said.

Allen has no such worries after a two-putt birdie on the second hole of a playoff helped him beat Duffy Waldorf and win his sixth Champions Tour title.

After Allen holed out on the par-5 18th, Waldorf had a chance to extend the playoff, but missed an 8-foot birdie putt after finding the front bunker in two. Allen could have won in regulation, but missed a 4-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole.

"You shoot 60, you think you're going to win a little easier," said Allen, who earned $240,000. "I thought I should have won in regulation, but it always feels good to win out here."

Allen closed with a 3-under 69 to match Waldorf at 18-under 198, a tournament record, on The Old Course at Broken Sound. Waldorf, winless on the 50-and-old tour in 30 starts after winning four times on the PGA Tour, shot 67.