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”.
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.