Of course when I read this I thought, (A) Rex just picked up some nice frequently flyer miles, (B) imagine where the game would be today if we investigated all stories this way, and (C) the Waste Management Open is really going to be a circus if Allenby shows up and gives a Tuesday press conference, as Golf Channel is reporting.
Anyway, Hoggard concludes that indeed, the Australian golfer was "robbed of most but not all of his credit cards, some $800 in cash and his phone."
Good news! He was the victim of a crime!
Bad news? Someone definitely watched too many Taken movies and really didn't want to admit to having gone to a strip club where he may have run up an enormous tab.
Allenby, whose cards saw $20,000 of charges in his presence and after he was robbled, apparently spent quite a bit of time racking up a bill at one of Seth Raynor's haunts when he was building Waialae Country Club, the Club Femme Nu (just kidding!).
Allenby is next seen about a mile away from the wine bar at Club Femme Nu (pictured at left), an adult entertainment club wedged between a tattoo parlor and a Korean restaurant. Multiple sources who were working at the club on Jan. 16 confirmed to GolfChannel.com that Allenby was there around midnight with “a group of friends” and ran up a $3,400 bar tab. The sources spoke on condition they not be identified. A message to Allenby about this development was not immediately returned.
I bet Herb Wind could have made a killer New Yorker story out of this back in the day. Sorry, go on...
Just after 1 a.m., two hours after originally finding Allenby, Kaili and Khamis returned to find him passed out about again 50 feet from where they originally found him.
“When I returned the second time that’s when Mr. Allenby’s face was all busted up. My friend (Khamis) said he was sitting down and nodding off and he hit his head,” Kaili told GolfChannel.com. “He was beyond drunk. Totally blitz. It had to be a little bit more than just drunk.”
Na, blitzed works.
Hoggard talked to Golf Central's Kelly Tilghman about the investigation and also reported on his conversations with Allenby since the on-site investigation that is sure to set the Golf Channel accounting into a frenzy (you bought a woman named Charade an Arnold Palmer at where? And you're claiming she is not an employee?).
Mostly, you'll be shocked to learn Allenby says he has a 2 1/2 hour window he simply can't remember. But as if this week's Waste Management Open wasn't enough of a circus, Allenby is scheduled to take questions Tuesday.