Robert Allenby's mugging and kidnapping tale continues to spiral with his suggestion via text to Tim Rosaforte that the homeless woman, Charade Keane, was "getting paid" by someone to lie about the events taking place near the wine bar instead of six miles away, as Allenby has said.
From a G.C. Digital item:
Golf Channel insider Tim Rosaforte reported on Monday's "Golf Central" that Allenby texted him, “I’m guessing she’s getting paid” in response to her claims. Allenby later texted Rosaforte, "It’s such a shame that people are focusing on whether the story is true. I say you only have to look at me to see the truth.”
You can see Rosaforte and Golf Central's full report at the 12:15 mark of Monday's show.
Alex Miceli tried to piece together this news along with tidbits from a Honolulu Star-Advertiser story behind a paywall. Miceli writes of Keane's account:
According to Keane, however, Allenby was talking with the two homeless men, whom she knows, and she thought the men were helping him. The two men mentioned to her that Allenby had hit his head on a rock.
"They started arguing when I got up there, and I realized this wasn't well. I need to get him out of here," she said, and confirmed Allenby's story that the men were trying to rob him. "I just wanted him to get away because I wasn't sure of the situation. They started arguing again."
Keane told Allenby to come with her, and when he did, the two men followed. Eventually, Allenby asked Keane for help negotiating a deal with the men to leave him alone. According to Keane, Allenby suggested he would give them $500 in exchange for his wallet and phone because he thought the men had robbed him.
**Allenby has withdrawn from the Humana Challenge. The statement:
On the advice of my personal doctor, I have decided to withdraw from this week’s Humana Challenge. This will enable me to ensure I am fully recovered prior to rejoining the PGA TOUR. I anticipate a full recovery and look forward to returning in the near future.
Once again, I would like to thank the local authorities in Hawaii as well as the PGA TOUR for their assistance. I am also grateful for all the kind words of support I have received from so many people.
Any further updates on the investigation will come from local law enforcement.