The curious case of Robert Allenby
Will the real Robert Allenby please stand up?
The past few weeks have been mighty kind to Robert Allenby. He played the best golf of his life and won the Australian Triple - the Masters, Open and PGA. It’s never been done before. Don’t scoff too loudly at a “lesser event” as the fields were dotted with world class players such as Adam Scott, Stuart Appleby and Peter Lonard. Impressive.
Some of this next statistic may be luck but he also is a perfect 10 for 10 in playoffs - never has been beaten with the title on the line. That’s even more impressive. But Allenby has never quite gotten to the top level. His play in major tournements has been middling with a total of 3 top 10’s for his career. None at the Masters and the Open. He does better in the ball-strikers tournaments like the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship. The problem has always been putting.
I hope he has found something with the flat stick that will last. Because if he can just putt around the Tour average, his ball-striking ability and inner strength will make him a feared competitor.
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