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Robert Allenby |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (44) / 7/12/1971
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
College: Australia

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Robert Allenby is scheduled to compete in next week's Quicken Loans National.
The Aussie withdrew from this week's RBC Canadian Open after opening with an 81 during which he fired his caddie. After hearing Allenby's side of the story, his former looper, Mick Middlemo, shared another side of the story with "[Allenby] called me a ‘fat ****’ a few times," Middlemo said. "It kept bubbling away and I said to him, ‘I dare you to say that again’. We were yelling each other a bit at this stage. There were a few innuendos and he slapped the putter back in my hand harder than he should have. ... (Allenby) said a bit later on, ‘I’m going to get a caddie banned for life from the PGA Tour today’. I said to him, ‘I assume you mean me.’ He said, ‘You’re damn right’ and he called me a ‘fat ****’ again. I put the bag down and said ‘I’m done’. When I walked back to the caddie area, I got a standing ovation." Allenby is 180th in the FedExCup standings. Jul 24 - 6:57 PM

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Robert Allenby shot 9-over-par 43-38=81 in today's opening round of the RBC Canadian Open and plans to withdraw from the tournament.

Allenby was back in action for the first time since issues concerning his sciatic nerve forced him to walk off The Old White TPC during his second round of The Greenbrier Classic three weeks ago, but he endured a different kind of problem today. Take the time to read the entire story at (linked below), but the abridged version is that his caddie gave Allenby reason to be concerned for his well-being. So, Allenby fired him halfway into the round. A school principal from Ontario filled in for the rest of the walk around Glen Abbey, but Allenby's quote regarding his original caddie is money. "It was nice to have someone friendly on the bag who didn’t want to threaten me," he said. Assuming he withdraws, he's going to fall to 7-for-22 on the season with three mid-tournament WDs. UPDATE: The PGA TOUR's media department reported that he, indeed, withdrew after the round. No official explanation was provided.
Jul 23 - 3:27 PM

Robert Allenby is included in the published field of next week's RBC Canadian Open.

The Aussie hasn't pegged it anywhere since The Greenbrier Classic where he withdrew during the second round with discomfort related to his sciatic nerve. Allenby is 7-for-21 on the season and 178th in the FedExCup standings. If he doesn't retain fully exempt status via the top 125 in FedExCup points or earnings, or the Tour Finals, the 44-year-old still has one career earnings exemption to burn. He's currently 30th on the all-time money list.
Jul 17 - 9:01 PM

Robert Allenby has been removed from the published field of this week's John Deere Classic.

Given that he had to walk off The Old White TPC during his second round with discomfort related to his sciatic nerve, this decision isn't surprising. It's been quite a year for the Aussie who has yet to add a top-40 finish since opening the season with a T8 at the last fall.
Jul 6 - 11:23 AM

Robert Allenby withdrew during his second round of The Greenbrier Classic due to issue with his sciatic nerve.

He called it quits after rolling in a birdie at the par-4 ninth hole to conclude his outward half. However, Allenby was 1-over-par on the day and 8-over through 27 holes. This is his eighth mid-tournament WD in 477 PGA TOUR starts and his second in his last seven (New Orleans, although he simply didn't finish his second round on Saturday morning after play was suspended the previous night). The Aussie started the week slotted 171st in the FedExCup standings with only one top 40 among seven paydays. UPDATE: If he's able, Allenby will try again at next week's John Deere Classic.
Jul 3 - 11:12 AM

Robert Allenby makes his third career visit to White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, and checks into the Greenbrier Resort at 171st in the FedExCup standings

Allenby is having a dismal season. Perhaps a career-worst, battling 2013 for that dubious distinction. Granted, he had an off-course issue in Honolulu during the Sony Open, and he obviously has not recovered as yet. The Aussie limps in at 7-for-20 on his 2014-15 campaign, recording one top 25, which doubles at his lone top 10, a T8 at the season-opening Open. Inclusive of the Sony, he's made 15 starts in 2015, missing 10 cuts and tossing in a WD. The four times he's cashed have all been T51-finishes or worst. The 43-year-old is 1-for-2 at the Greenbrier with a T26 in last year's edition.
Jun 30 - 4:39 PM

Robert Allenby touches down in Irving, Texas, for his 12th appearance at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.

There hasn't been much to write home about for Allenby, missing more cuts (10) than he's made (six) and arrives 162nd in the FedExCup standings. The Aussie started out like gangbusters with a T8 in the season-opener Open, and that's it. He hasn't cracked the top 40 since. The 43-year-old posted a respectable T37 in last year's BNC where overall, he's 9-for-11 with two top 10s. Those two top 10s however, came a long, long time ago, in another lifetime.
May 26 - 9:35 PM

Robert Allenby withdrew during his second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

While he was in the fairway at the par-5 18th hole when the horn sounded on Friday afternoon, the Aussie was even through 35 holes and wasn't going to make the cut. So, rather than go through the motions to finish the hole to complete the round, only to have the weekend off anyway, he didn't return. This is his seventh mid-tournament WD in 471 starts. He's now 5-for-15 on the season with just one top-40 finish.
Apr 25 - 9:49 AM

Robert Allenby continues his quest for lost form ahead of this week's Valero Texas Open.

The Aussie is sputtering with missed cuts in six of his last seven starts. His incident in Hawaii happened during the second week of this slump, but that's now two months removed and likely in the rear-view mirror. It's just a matter of time before Allenby gets back on track, but with a pair of missed cuts at TPC San Antonio, there are better weeks to reinvest.
Mar 24 - 11:58 AM

Robert Allenby turns his attention to PGA National's Champion Course for his 15th start at The Honda Classic.

Allenby is 10-for-14 at this event including three top fives since the event moved to PGA National. More recently, he's missed the last two cuts at PGA National. The dust is still settling from his incident in Hawaii, but his game has yet to rebound. Allenby is entering the week with five straight missed cuts and can safely be avoided until that changes.
Feb 24 - 11:47 AM

Robert Allenby navigated TPC Scottsdale in 1-under-par 37-33=70 during the first round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

All things considered, this was a very respectable round for the Aussie. He began his day on the 10th hole, and outpaced his lone birdie with a pair of bogeys. He bounced back with two birdies and seven pars on the front nine. The highlight was his 14-foot birdie on the par-4 sixth. The story of his Hawaiian adventures should begin to fade now that he has returned to the course.
Jan 29 - 6:32 PM

Robert Allenby is listed in the published field of next week's Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Since he withdrew early in the week from the Humana Challenge, the eyewitness accounts of his incident last Friday night in Honolulu have not helped the Aussie's case in the court of public opinion. His statement on Tuesday indicated that only law enforcement would speak about his matter, but all bets are off on what's going to happen now. This includes his entry into the WMPO where the crowd at the par-3 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale would likely be relentless.
Jan 23 - 6:29 PM

Robert Allenby has been removed from the published field of this week's Humana Challenge. NOTE: Mark Anderson also withdrew as an alternate.

As time passed after his altercation in Waikiki on Friday night, Allenby was leaning more toward this decision. Not that he's much of a fantasy option most weeks, but if there's any good news about what happened to him, it's that he didn't appear to suffer any injuries that can negatively affect his golf swing in the long-term. He issued the following statement following today's decision: "On the advice of my personal doctor, I have decided to withdraw from this week’s Humana Challenge. This will enable me to ensure I am fully recovered prior to rejoining the PGA TOUR. I anticipate a full recovery and look forward to returning in the near future. Once again, I would like to thank the local authorities in Hawaii as well as the PGA TOUR for their assistance. I am also grateful for all the kind words of support I have received from so many people. Any further updates on the investigation will come from local law enforcement."
Jan 20 - 10:12 AM

While Robert Allenby agreed to interviews on Saturday following his attack in Waikiki the previous night, he released a formal statement to the media today.

In its entirety, it reads: "I'd like to thank the local authorities, Sony Open and PGA TOUR officials and others that have assisted me throughout this unfortunate ordeal. I'd also like to thank the many people that have reached out with their well-wishes and support. Medically, I thankfully didn't suffer anything major beyond some bumps and bruises that will take a bit of time to heal. My plan currently is to fly back to the mainland and at that point, evaluate my ability to play next week at the Humana Challenge. Whatever the outcome regarding my ability to play next week, I anticipate a successful rest of the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season. Any updates on the investigation will come from local law enforcement." His missed cut at the Sony Open dropped him to 3-for-6 on the season, but he entered the week ranked 78th in FedExCup points, so he could take some time off and remain inside the top-125 bubble if he so chose.
Jan 18 - 1:04 PM

In an update provided by Ben Everill of the Australian Associated Press, Robert Allenby shared details of his harrowing experience in Hawaii on Friday night.

Allenby was with a buddy at a wine bar in Waikiki. "I was separated from my friend in the bar after we had paid the tab at 10:48 p.m. and he went to the bathroom and next thing you know I'm being dumped in a park miles away," he said. "I only know this part because a homeless woman found me and told me she saw a few guys pull up and throw me out of the car. That is where I got the scrapes above my eye from the sidewalk. ... Then a retired military guy walking past came to my aid. He got me into a taxi and ... I called police from there." PGA TOUR security is contributing in the investigation. "We have some names and numbers and they have some leads to follow up, so I am confident they will get the guys," Allenby added. "With the FBI guys involved, they're the best, the guys on the tour are awesome, and they'll get to the bottom of it. ... I don't care about the money or my cards or anything like that. I am just glad I have survived this one."