21 Jan 2015

Allenby withdraws from PGA tour event following attack

8:03 am on 21 January 2015

The Australian golfer Robert Allenby has pulled out of this week's PGA tour event in California after being kidnapped, beaten and dumped in a Hawaiian park.

Australian golfer Robert Allenby

Australian golfer Robert Allenby Photo: Twitter

The 43-year-old, who lives in the US, was robbed of his wallet, cell phone, cash and credit cards in a wine bar four days ago after missing the cut at the Sony Open in Honolulu.

Allenby suffered facial injuries in the attack, but said he was looking forward to rejoining the tour in the near future.

Meanwhile, a suspect in the alleged kidnapping and bashing has been seen on CCTV footage using the golfer's credit card to buy alcohol.

Honolulu police say they have the footage of the man buying two bottles of alcohol in Waikiki and are considering it the strongest lead so far.

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