Report: Allenby to speak to media Tuesday in Phoenix

Robert Allenby faces questions about a reported frightening ordeal in Hawaii.

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With its famed 16th hole where rowdy fans interact with golfers and caddies unlike any other course on PGA Tour, the Waste Management Phoenix Open has alway been one of the more bizarre stops on the schedule.

But safe to say the folks at TPC Scottsdale have never had a week like the one they’re about to have.

After all, Tiger Woods is playing in the event for the first time since 2001. And he’s the undercard.

According to the Golf Channel, Robert Allenby will hold a news conference Tuesday at the event, less than two weeks removed from a scare in Honolulu.

Allenby, in the field for this week’s event, reportedly was kidnapped, beaten and robbed outside of a wine bar after missing the cut at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Jan. 16. The incident left him looking like this:

Allenby withdrew from last week’s Humana Challenge, but returns to action facing questions about what exactly happened on the evening of Jan. 16 and in the early hours of Jan. 17.

Several witnesses have reportedly contradicted Allenby’s claims and Honolulu police are investigating the incident as a second-degree robbery, not as an assault or kidnapping.

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