Robert Allenby kidnapped, beaten and robbed, his caddie reports

Robert Allenby
Robert Allenby hits a tee shot at No. 17 during the second round of the Sony Open on Friday at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu.
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Robert Allenby was allegedly kidnapped, beaten and robbed on Friday night in Hawaii after missing the cut at the PGA Tour’s Sony Open.

Allenby’s caddie, Mick Middlemo, told Steve Sands of the Golf Channel that he and another friend were with Allenby at a bar before the 43-year-old Australian golfer was allegedly kidnapped.

Sands reported that Middlemo said Allenby woke up groggy at a park more than six miles from the bar. He did not have his wallet, cellphone, money or credit cards and could not remember how he got there. He was said to have been aided by a retired military man, who helped Allenby get from the park to his hotel.

Middlemo told Sands that Allenby on Saturday began to put together events from the night before while talking to his caddie and the other friend, who was not identified. Allenby returned to the bar with police to check video footage from Friday night.


Allenby took a photo of himself, which showed cuts on his swollen face.

The four-time PGA Tour winner shot rounds of 71 on Thursday and Friday to miss the cut.