Geoff Ogilvy and Robert Allenby in public stoush

Allenby and Ogilvy involved in public, heated argument.

FoxSports are reporting that Geoff Ogilvy and Robert Allenby took part in a fiery public argument a week following the Presidents Cup.

The problems started when Robert Allenby commented on the criticism he received following his poor performance at the Presidents Cup. He appeared to shift much of the blame for his winless showing at Royal Melbourne onto his playing partners.

“Everyone’s making me look like I’m playing like shit and then it starts wearing on your mind a little bit, maybe you are,” Allenby said last week.

Allenby mentioned Retief Goosen missed birdie putts after “I hit it inside 10 feet a few times”, YE Yang’s form wasn’t great during the Friday fourball matches and Geoff Ogilvy forced him to chip out of the trees on three occasions on Saturday.

During the Australian PGA Championship this week at Coolum, Robert Allenby had regained some form and was in contention all week, only losing in a playoff to Greg Chalmers.

It prompted Geoff Ogilvy to tweet: “warms the heart to see Robert playing so well this week”.

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Ogilvy has claimed his tweet was not a sarcastic one but things got heated at Coolum on Sunday night after the final round of the Australian PGA Championship. Allenby took exception to the tweet, Ogilvy asked Allenby to admit he played poorly at the Presidents Cup and tben Allenby asking him to settle the argument outside.

Both players would be embarrassed by the whole incident. Ogilvy should not have sent the tweet and Allenby should have taken the Presidents Cup week on the chin.

It’s all a bit embarrassing for Australian golf and both players should walk into the room of mirrors. The Internationals lost fair and square and Greg Chalmers won an Australian PGA Championship. Let’s not take the gloss off of that.

2 thoughts on “Geoff Ogilvy and Robert Allenby in public stoush

  • November 28, 2011 at 23:22
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    I though Allenby was rather childish when being interviewed at Coolum. He was asked an innocuous question by an interviewer and he responded brusquely, as he was so on edge. He blamed a cameraman for his missed putt in the playoff, but I didn’t hear who he blamed for his blocked drive off the tee! He is obviously not happy with life and perhaps should see a counsellor.

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  • November 29, 2011 at 02:07
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    C’mon guys,life is just too short for these petty squabbles!you are both fortunate to be blessed with a talent to play a wonderful game that has brought you fame&fortune!oh how we would all love to be in such a privileged position as you two are!ok,there will be weeks when things don’t go quite according to plan but that’s life!just smile,hold your chin up&get on with it,you have both done Australian golf proud so don’t tarnish it with nonsense such as this!!

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