Robert Allenby arrested outside casino after missing John Deere Classic cut
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Robert Allenby arrested outside casino after missing John Deere Classic cut

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PGA Tour player Robert Allenby was arrested on early Saturday morning outside a casino in the Quad Cities area after missing the cut at the 2016 John Deere Classic on Friday.

Allenby was detained and then arrested by the Rock Island Police Department at approximately 2:30 a.m. outside of Jumer's Casino. He was booked at a local jail shortly after 4 a.m., charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing, according to WQAD-TV.

The Aussie's bond was set at $1,500.



Allenby missed the cut at the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run on Friday, shooting even-par 142 in the first 36 holes of the tournament. Allenby has struggled mightily this season on the PGA Tour, missing 20 cuts in 22 events played.

The 45-year-old was injured and robbed as part of a bizarre incident at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January 2015. After missing the cut at Waialae Country Club, Appleby went to a wine bar near his hotel with his then-caddie Mick Middlemo and another friend. Allenby said he signed for his tab at the wine bar near Waikiki, then could not remember what happened to him after that. Allenby said he believed he had been drugged by multiple suspects, then kidnapped, attacked and beaten, thrown into a car and dumped out of the car in a nearby park. Allenby said he woke up to harassment from homeless people domiciling for the night in the park before a woman came to his aid and defense. However, the homeless woman said she found Allenby around the corner from the wine bar, not 6 miles away in the park as the Aussie said. Others who tried to help Allenby said he sustained an injury passing out. Approximately one month later, a 32-year-old man was charged with using Allenby's credit cards, which were stolen from him over the course of the night.

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