Professional golfer Robert Allenby said he was kidnapped, robbed and beaten after missing the cut at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
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, the 43-year-old 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.
The harrowing incident left Allenby with cuts and abrasions to his face.
“I should be OK, just in a lot of pain,” he said in a text message to the Associated Press.
Allenby, a four-time winner on the PGA tour, hasn’t notched a win since 2001. A serious auto accident in 1996 slowed his career considerably.
So, yeah, this guy may not have the best luck in the world.