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Golfer Robert Allenby Says He Was Kidnapped & Robbed in Hawaii [UPDATE: Homeless Woman Tells a Different Story]

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A strange story emerged late Saturday involving PGA golfer Robert Allenby. According to numerous reports the 43-year-old Australian was robbed and dropped in a park six miles away after a night out at a wine bar Friday in Hawaii after he missed the cut at the Sony Open.

Most of the details, come first hand from Allenby himself:

“I didn’t think I was going to survive this one,” Allenby told the Australian Associated Press.

“I was separated from my friend (Anthony Puntoriero) in the bar after we had paid the tab at 10:48 p.m., and he went to the bathroom and next thing you know I’m being dumped in a park miles away.

“I only know this part because a homeless woman found me and told me she saw a few guys pull up and throw me out of the car. That is where I got the scrapes above my eye from the sidewalk.”

Allenby says the assailants took his cash, cell phone and credit cards. According to a television station in Honolulu, police are looking into the matter.

One interesting detail comes from toward the bottom of the Associated Press report:

Stuart Appleby, a fellow Australian player, said he called Allenby’s hotel room Saturday morning and that Allenby was trying to reconstruct what happened. Appleby did not want to disclose what he said because “I don’t know how straight his brain is.”

It bears watching if any new details emerge, such as the police report. Stay tuned.

[UPDATE:  Details were a little bit hazy at the time, and now comes word that there are conflicting accounts of what happened. According to 9News Australia:

A homeless woman who has spoken to police about the robbery of Australian golfer Robert Allenby has said he was just one block from a wine bar as he tried to pay off two men to get his belongings back. The Hawaiian woman told 9NEWS Allenby offered $500 to get his belongings back, but the men became aggressive and Allenby was put into a taxi by a passerby. It conflicts with the account given by Allenby earlier in the day, when he said he was stuffed in a car boot and dumped in a park 10km away.

Wait, what? This is … confusing. Wouldn’t he remember the difference between being put in a taxi and stuffed in a car boot?]

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Rory McIlroy Hits the 1st Hole-in-One of His Professional Career [Video]

After all Rory McIlroy has done in his still-young career, it is surprising to learn that he has never had a hole-in-one as a professional golfer.

Until now, that is.

McIlroy changed all that on Friday when he aced the 177-yard 15th hole at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, using just a 9-iron.

McIlory did not receive any additional prize for his hole-in-one, unlike Tom Lewis, who won a Cadillac when he aced the seventh on Thursday.

[YouTube: European Tour, The Guardian]

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Miguel Angel Jimenez Hit a Hole in One, Then Proceeded to Show Off His Dance Moves [Video]

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Miguel Angel Jimenez shot par in the 1st round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship yesterday. On the 173-yard 15th, Jimenez hit a hole in one that bounced once on the green and hopped right into the cup. As Jimenez does, he then danced. Usually when Jimenez dances for the cameras, it is for stretching purposes. This one was more celebratory. Though only taking one shot per hole could lead to his muscles tightening up so this might have been dual purpose. You really never know with this guy.

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Miss Universe Contestants Drove Golf Balls While Wearing High Heels [Video]

Donald Trump brought a bunch of Miss Universe contestants with him to debut the Red Tiger Course at Trump National Doral because …. well, money.

I don’t know if it was his idea to have the ladies tee off in their fancy dresses. If it was, I have to give credit where credit’s due. Just tremendous footage.

However, the billionaire might want to pay for lessons to Miss Israel. She’s going to need a lot help.

[H/T: Eye on Golf]

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Luke Donald Charged By Baboon During Golf Tournament in South Africa [Video]

Luke Donald is in South Africa playing the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Apparently, this course is home to baboons. One of which ran on the course towards Luke Donald as he stood over his ball. So now we can add baboons to the list of animals that inhabit golf courses around the world. What a delightful list: kangaroos, hornetssharks, fox and, of course, alligators.

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Get An Extended First Look At Tiger Woods’ New Swing Under Coach Chris Como [Video]

We were spoiled for so many years by Tiger’s greatness that his inability to get back to winning majors has become frustrating. We’ve dealt with the “it’s a process” bs for long enough.Golf fans everywhere don’t give a rat’s ass about your process and progress. We want Tiger back. We need Tiger back. Hell, golf needs Tiger back.

Who knows, Tiger’s latest comeback might be the comeback we’ve been waiting for. His back is finally 100% again — or so he says — and his new swing coach, Chris Como, apparently knows a thing or two about a thing or two when it comes to swinging the golf club pain free. Como can also swing a golf club while jumping off a diving platform better than anyone you’ve ever seen. That shit has to count for something, right? I’m guessing two to three strokes off Tiger’s stroke average.

Here’s a look at Tiger’s “new” swing. It’s balanced, powerful and most of all buttery.

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