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Robert Allenby withdraws from Humana Challenge after mugging

Robert Allenby withdraws from Humana Challenge after mugging
Robert Allenby takes part in the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines Resort on Dec. 12. (Matt Roberts / Getty Images)

Days after being robbed and beaten in Hawaii, golfer Robert Allenby announced Tuesday that he would not play in the Humana Challenge in La Quinta this week.

"On the advice of my personal doctor, I have decided to withdraw from this week's Humana Challenge," Allenby said in a statement released through the PGA Tour. "This will enable me to ensure I am fully recovered prior to rejoining the PGA Tour."

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Allenby told officials he was kidnapped and assaulted outside a wine bar in Honolulu, thrown into a car and left in a park miles away. Police reportedly have videotape of a suspect using one of Allenby's stolen credit cards to buy alcohol.

But there have been conflicting reports about what happened on the night in question. A homeless woman who saw Allenby thrown from the assailants' car said he was only a block away from the wine bar.

The Australian golfer's statement on Tuesday said that "any further updates on the investigation will come from local law enforcement."

The Humana Challenge field is scheduled to feature Patrick Reed, Bill Haas, Matt Kuchar and Phil Mickelson.

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