Pro golfer reported victim of overnight assault and robbery

Photo of Robert Allenby courtesy CNN/The Golf Channel

Honolulu police are investigating an alleged robbery and beating involving PGA golfer Robert Allenby, who played in this weekend’s Sony Open at the Waialae Country Club.

Allenby said he’s lucky to be alive. The Golf Channel showed a picture of Allenby with scrapes on his face. In text messages with the Australian Associated Press, the 43-year-old said on Friday night he was drinking at the Amuse Wine Bar on the corner of Piikoi Street and Kapiolani Blvd.

He said he believes he was drugged, then taken to an underground parking garage, where he was robbed and thrown into the trunk of a car.

Allenby said he was then left in a park more than six miles away, where a homeless woman woke him up, and a retired military man paid for him to get back to the Kahala Hotel & Resort where he is staying.

He reported missing a large amount of cash, a Florida driver’s license and his cellphone.

Sources confirm that Allenby was at the Amuse Wine Bar Friday night. The golfer visited the wine bar several days this week. That night, sources say Allenby was with a large group of younger people and ordered two bottles of wine.

Sources tell KHON2 that Honolulu police went to the bar Saturday afternoon to view surveillance video, looking for the culprits, and according to a report from Associated Press, Allenby spoke to the FBI Saturday night.

Police have labeled the case robbery in the second degree.

PGA and Sony Open officials have not commented on this incident because since he did not make the cut on Friday, Allenby is no longer associated with the tournament.

‘Robert Allenby speaks out on his kidnapping’ video from Yahoo!7 Pty Ltd.

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