Allenby will never play Australian Open again

Robert Allenby has slammed professional golf in Australia vowing never to play the Australian Open again after the bad treatment he’s received over the 20 years of playing here.

We can’t say we didn’t see this coming as he hinted at this when he finished the final round of the Australian Open late last year. He has a point too but it’s a pity the large majority of the Australian golf public who love seeing him play each year have to pay for some stupid drunks and some stupid golf administration.

“Obviously, I broke down on 15 green at the (Australian) Masters. My mum came out and I knew how sick she was. I broke down, I lost it, because I knew she wasn’t going to be there for much longer.

“What they said in Sydney ruined me forever. These drunks yelling, ‘That’s all right mate, your mummy’s not here now, you don’t have to cry’.

“That was 20 years straight of the Australian Open and I thought, that’s it. I’m not ever playing another Australian Open again and I’m not playing in Sydney again.

He played 20 years straight at the Australian Open last year and the way we found out was from him. After the event.

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2 thoughts on “Allenby will never play Australian Open again

  • March 30, 2009 at 07:58
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    I didn’t realize all this about Allenby. After reading the article I don’t blame him at all.

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  • March 30, 2009 at 09:50
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    Not real nice. He’s had a lot of good times down here and most love to see him play. That party hole at the Australian Open is dividing a lot of people. I’m tending towards scrapping it now.

    I’m a little bummed he’s singled out Sydney because of the drunks and poor admin here.

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