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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 opened the Tour Championship with a 1-under-par 34-35=69.
Whattaya know, he elected not to withdraw early for the third straight week. Obviously, he's feeling better, but a sore back forced him out after 27 holes of the first leg of the Tour Finals. Now facing a play well-or-bust scenario at Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, Allenby overcame a pair of double bogey-6s with an eagle-3 and a trio of birdies. Since our last update, Rotoworld learned that the Aussie will burn his second of two career earnings exemptions if he doesn't secure status this week. He turned 44 years of age in July. Oct 1 - 5:35 PM

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Robert Allenby is included in the published field of this week's Tour Championship.

He might as well sign up and see how he feels. Through the first three legs of the Tour Finals, Jhonattan Vegas sits 25th on the money list reserved to determine the recipients of the 25 PGA TOUR cards up for grabs. The Venezuelan has earned $28,871.42. Last year, Eric Axley secured the final berth with $36,311.67. Solo sixth at the Dye Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass this week will pay $36K. Remember that Allenby has gone the entire year without a top 50 anywhere. He hasn't competed since the Hotel Fitness Championship to open the Finals. Alas, he withdrew after 27 holes with a back injury. He then withdrew early from the last two events.
Sep 27 - 7:35 PM

Robert Allenby has elected not to peg it at this week's Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship in Ohio.

That he had committed at all was a mild surprise given his back injury and goal to climb inside the bubble to secure a PGA TOUR card for 2015-16. At this point, if he doesn't commit to next week's Tour Championship, the next bit of next we expect to receive is that he'll either burn or holster the second of two career earnings exemptions for next season.
Sep 22 - 3:42 PM

Robert Allenby is included in the published field of next week's Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship.

The third leg of the Tour Finals will be contested on the Scarlet Course at Ohio State University in Columbus beginning on Sept. 24. The giant question is if the Aussie will be there. He withdrew at the turn of his second round of last week's Hotel Fitness Championship with a back injury, and then then pulled out of this week's stop in North Carolina early in the week for the same reason. He has one career earnings exemption remaining on the PGA TOUR, but he's only 44 years old. Even so, given his terrible form all year, it would require a reversal of form we haven't seen in a long time for him to secure one of the 25 PGA TOUR cards up for grabs in the Finals.
Sep 18 - 9:38 PM

Robert Allenby has been removed from the published field of this week's Small Business Connection Championship.

He called it quits after just 27 holes of last week's Hotel Fitness Championship with a sore back, so this week's decision isn't a surprise. But with only two tournaments remaining in the Tour Finals for him to make a run at regaining fully exempt status on the PGA TOUR, the Aussie is likely headed to using the second of two career earnings exemptions for 2015-16. He's 44 years of age and ranks 31st all-time with almost $27.4 million. This latest setback is just the latest in a year that has also included an attack in Hawaii and a caddie confrontation in Canada. He's cashed four times in 21 combined starts in 2015, none of which as a result of a top 50.
Sep 16 - 1:52 AM

Robert Allenby surprised with a 4-under-par 35-32=67 in today's opening round of the Quicken Loans National.

Allenby withdrew during his last two starts, first with discomfort connected to his sciatic nerve at Greenbrier, and then after an opening 81 in Canada last week during which he and his caddie parted ways. Today in Virginia, the Aussie went 5-for-6 in scrambling with one bogey. He also found five birdies, including a zero-putt five-yarder from the fringe at the par-4 first hole and a conversion from 10'4" at the par-4 13th. This is just his seventh red number to open a tournament in 23 starts this season and it's just his second sub-70 (69, McGladrey). Allenby is four swings off the clubhouse lead at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club.
Jul 30 - 8:04 PM

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

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