Things just keep getting uglier and uglier between Robert Allenby and ex-caddie Mick Middlemo after the dust up that led to the looper's firing midway through the first round of last week's RBC Canadian Open.
In case you somehow missed it, Allenby alleges that Middlemo became aggressive toward him during the round after the two had a disagreement on the fourth hole. Allenby explained his side of the story to ScoreGolf.com
"I said to him, 'You know this happens every week,'" Allenby told ScoreGolf, referring to a disagreement on club-selection. "'This has happened for like the last three or four or five months. We keep making bad mistakes and you're not helping me in these circumstances.'"
And that was pretty much the printable version of the argument.
Middlemo bounced back and refuted Allenby's version of the events.
"The discussion was only about waiting for the wind to die down and hit the 8-iron; the 7-iron was never discussed. Not once. He came up 10 meters short of the front of the green. ... He hit a bad shot," Middlemo told ESPN.com.
"He said, 'I can't believe this fat (expletive),' loud enough for everyone to hear. There's a lot as a caddie I can take but a personal attack like that. ... If this was an office in any country in the world, that would be considered bullying. ... I can take it if you call me the worst caddie in the world, tell me I'm horrible at picking clubs, but there's a line you just can't cross."
Many have come to Middlemo's defense, stating that the caddie's version of the events are the way they actually went down.
To make the whole thing a little more soap-opera-ish, Geoff Shackelford surfaced a report from The Age's Megan Levy, where Middlemo made some damning statements about Allenby and his strange fiasco from early this year in Hawaii, where the golfer claimed he had been drugged, kidnapped, beaten and robbed.
This from the story:
Middlemo now says he believes Allenby simply fell over and injured his face after drinking too much wine and tequila and not eating enough food.
"Do I think he got mugged and bashed and absolutely robbed? No I don't. That's the story I told because that's the story he told me to tell because I wasn't there," Middlemo told News Corp Australia.
"Do I think he just fell over and cracked his head? Honestly I do … I think he fell over and someone picked up his wallet and had a great time with his credit card."
Wow. Something tells me these two won't be exchanging Christmas cards this year.