Sunday, January 18, 2015

Allenby: No major injuries after being robbed 

and beaten up in Honolulu, Hawaii incident

                       Honolulu police picture of Robert Allenby after the incident.

Aussie pro golfer Robert Allenby said in a statement Sunday that he didn’t suffer any major injuries after he was robbed and beaten Friday night in Honolulu, Hawaii after missing the cut in the Sonly Open and that he hopes to be able to play this week in California.
Allenby, 43, says he was robbed, beaten and dumped in a park, leaving him with cuts and a deep scrape on his forehead.“I should be OK, just in a lot of pain,” Allenby said
Golf Channel reported during the Sony Open telecast that Allenby was in a wine bar Friday night when he became separated from his caddie and a friend from Australia. The caddie told the network that Allenby was beaten, robbed of his cellphone, cash and credit cards and driven some six miles away and dumped in a park.
He was found by a retired military man, who helped him back to his hotel at Waialae Country Club.
Contacted by Australian Associated Press, Allenby said he might have been drugged in the Amuse Wine Bar in Waikiki Beach and taken to an underground garage where he was robbed and thrown into the trunk of a car.
“I didn’t think I was going to survive this one,” Allenby told AAP.
He said a homeless woman in the park told him she saw him thrown out of the car, which led to the scrapes on his forehead. He said the retired military man paid for a taxi to get him back to his hotel.
In a statement released by the US PGA Tour, Allenby said:
“I’d like to thank the local authorities, Sony Open and PGA Tour officials and others that have assisted me throughout this unfortunate ordeal. I’d also like to thank the many people that have reached out with their well wishes and support. 
“Medically, I thankfully didn’t suffer anything major beyond some bumps and bruises that will take a bit of time to heal. My plan currently is to fly back to the mainland and at that point, evaluate my ability to play next week at the Humana Challenge.
"Whatever the outcome regarding my ability to play next week, I anticipate a successful rest of the 2014-15 US PGA Tour season. 
“Any updates on the investigation will come from local law enforcement.”
Police in Honolulu are reportedly investigating the incident as a second-degree robbery. 



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