Robert Allenby was once a real force down under, but he'll tee it up at the Australian PGA Championship this week at the RACV Royal Pines Resort more in hope than expectation.
If anything sums up the collapse of Robert Allenby's career it is the fact that he tees it up in an event on home soil and the bookies make him 125/1. This is a man who was routinely single figures as, between 1997 and 2009, he made 49 starts in the country, finishing top ten two-thirds of the time and winning on seven occasions, including the Aussie Triple Crown (Open, Masters, PGA Championship) in 2005. That said, he was T10 two weeks ago in the Australian Open and T12 in October's Fiji International, but that latter result broke a catastrophic run of 2-for-25 which stretched back to last October and included this event 12 months ago when he carded 76-79. He was, however, T13 at Royal Pines back in 2014, coincidentally (or not) the last start prior to his disastrous visit to the 2015 Sony Open in Hawaii, between which result and Fiji he didn't record even one top 50 result.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 05:24:00 AM