Life as Robert Allenby’s caddie ‘can be hell’

The golfer says it’s been a traumatic year, but former caddies say he brings it on himself.

Robert Allenby says he is seeing a psychiatrist to cope with what the professional golfer has suffered through — on and off the golf course — over the past nine months.

He has missed the cut or withdrawn in 13 of 18 tournaments since January, finishing no better than tied for 51st, and scarcely resembling the golfer who has won four times on the PGA Tour and amassed $27 million in earnings.

In January, he woke up bloodied in the streets of Honolulu after he was robbed. Allenby said he was drugged and kidnapped, while GolfChannel.com published an article alleging he spent $3,400 at a strip club — both accounts police said were never confirmed.

Read the full story from USA Today.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail