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Robert Allenby stands firm as confusion surrounds story he was kidnapped, robbed and beaten up


Robert Allenby defended his version of events today

Robert Allenby defended his version of events today


Robert Allenby defended his version of events today

Robert Allenby has launched a staunch defence of himself and called for the authorities to be allowed to do their jobs as the confusion over his alleged kidnapping, robbing and beating in Hawaii continues.

The 43-year-old was at a wine bar near Waikiki with his caddie and a friend after missing the cut at the Sony Open on January 16.

Neither were present at the time of the alleged kidnapping and Allenby claims he has no recollection of leaving the bar.

Allenby claimed that he was then thrown from a car six miles away missing his wallet, mobile phone, cash and credit cards, although he admitted he did not remember the incident and was told about it by a homeless woman.

Reports have since emerged in the United States refuting that version of events but Allenby has called for the Honolulu Police, who are carrying out investigations of second-degree robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card, to be left to do their work.

"From about 11.06 to about 1.27am, I have no memory in my brain. I have nothing," he told a press conference televised by the Golf Channel ahead of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

"I have been trying and overlooking and going backwards and forwards, and there is just nothing. I can't tell you how frustrating that is because we all want to know the truth. We all want to get to the bottom of it."

He added: "There is an investigation going on into what did happen on that Friday night.

"The authorities are doing their absolute best. We're hoping in the near future that something will be reported and hoping that we will definitely get to the bottom of it.

"There has definitely been a lot of confusion but I think the number one thing that you should all remember is that my story stays exactly the same as the way I told it.

"I never lied to anyone. I only told you what I knew and what someone had told me. That is the bottom line."

In an often tetchy and uncomfortable press conference, Allenby then turned his fire on reporters, adding: "From that, obviously the media have decided that they are the most amazing experts at investigations.

"There is a reason why detectives in Honolulu are some of the best in the world. I think I'd really appreciate if we just let them do their job and maybe we could get to the bottom of it.

"But I think also what has been blown out of proportion a little bit is that I was a victim, and all of a sudden you're putting all the blame on me."

Allenby missed last week's Humana Challenge but will return to action on Thursday at TPC Scottsdale, where he will tee off at 11.40am local time alongside Brendon de Jonge and Nicholas Thompson.

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