Australian golfer Robert Allenby was robbed and beaten after a night in a wine bar in Honolulu following the Sony Open, Golf Channel reported Saturday. Allenby told police he had no memory of what happened and reviewed surveillance footage of the bar in hope of identifying the culprits.
The 43-year-old and world No. 78 golfer was beaten, relieved of his wallet, cell phone, cash and credit cards before being dropped off in a park nearly more than 6 miles away. Pictures of his facial injuries, taken by Allenby himself, showed large scrapes above his left eye, which was swollen shut, as well as scratches on his nose.
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Mick Middlemo, Allenby's caddie, told Golf Channel Allenby was in a wine bar Friday near Waikiki with him and another friend before the incident. Middlemo said Allenby woke up groggy with no memory of what happened. A retired military person found Allenby in the middle of the night and brought him back to the Kahala Hotel, Middlemo said.
Allenby rejoined Middlemo and his friend Saturday morning and began working with the police to review surveillance footage to piece together the events of Friday night. No suspects have been identified or arrests made.
Allenby didn’t make the cut at the Sony Open at the Waialae Country Club and had planned to fly back to mainland United States Saturday. Allenby is reported to have more than $27 million in earnings, even though he hasn’t won on the PGA Tour since 2001, according to ESPN.