PGA golfer says he was robbed, beaten after missing cut

Australian golfer Robert Allenby says he was robbed, beaten and dumped in a park after missing the cut at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

The mugging left him with cuts and a deep scrape on his forehead.

"I should be OK, just in a lot of pain," Allenby said in a text message to The Associated Press.

Allenby was in a wine bar Friday night before being separated from his caddie and a friend, the Golf Channel reported. The caddie told the network Allenby was robbed of his cellphone, cash and credit cards before being dumped in a park six miles away.

Allenby told the Australian Associated Press that he may have been drugged in the Amuse Win Bar in Waikiki Beach and taken to an underground garage where he was subsequently robbed and thrown in the trunk of a car.

He said a homeless woman in the park told him she saw him thrown out of the car, which led to the scrapes on his forehead. He said a retired military man paid for a taxi to get him back to his hotel.

Honolulu television station KHON2 said police were investigating it as second-degree robbery.

Allenby has four PGA Tour victories over his career, the last one coming in 2001. He has won 22 times worldwide and played in the Presidents Cup six times. Allenby's career was stalled for a period of time after a car accident in Spain in 1996.

The Associated Press contributed to this report