La Quinta, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Days after being beaten and robbed, Robert Allenby announced on Tuesday that he has withdrawn from this week's Humana Challenge.
Allenby said in a statement released by the PGA Tour, "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."
Allenby was beaten and robbed after being kidnapped from a wine bar on Friday night. After he was helped back to his hotel, Allenby contacted police and received medical treatment.
On Sunday, Allenby was interviewed by Golf Channel and he had stitches in his forehead and his left eye was swollen shut. Police continue their investigation.
Allenby, a four-time PGA Tour winner, missed the cut at the Sony Open in Hawaii last Friday after shooting consecutive 1-over 71s.
The Australian was replaced in the Humana field by Whee Kim.