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Robert Allenby

  • Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
  • Residence: Melbourne, Australia
  • Age: 37
  • Turned Pro: 1992
  • Eligibility Code: 8

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Player Notes

Allenby's father was a club professional in Leeds, England, before emigrating to Australia. . .Was a superb amateur in Australia, winning the 1990 and 91 Riversdale International Cup, 1990 Victoria Amateur Championship, 1990 Malaysian Amateur Championship and 1991 Victoria Open. Still as an amateur in 1991 almost won the Australian Open, only to have Wayne Riley make closing birdies at the last two holes from 30 and 40 feet to nip Allenby by one. . .Placed third in 1996 Loch Lomond Invitational and in walking to his car twisted an ankle. . .While recuperating in Spain the next week suffered a fractured sternum and facial injuries in a car accident. At that time he was third on the European Order of Merit, but was forced to end his season. . .Member of 1994, '96, 2000 and 2003 Presidents Cup Team. . .Has a perfect 3-0 record in playoffs in the United States and 7-0 worldwide. . .In 1992, was the leader on the Australasia Order of Merit with $309,064 (Australia $). . .Finished T-17 in the 1998 PGA Tour qualifying tournament, which got his card for 1999. Allenby played in the second half of the European Tour in 1992, his summary was; tournaments entered -11; in the money - 6; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - -71.88(T-49th); earnings - ?99,528 (86th); best finish -T2nd Scandinavian Masters.

Career Victories

Australian Tour
12 - 1991 Victorian Open; 1992 Perak Masters, Johnnie Walker Classic, 1993 Optus Players Championship; 1994 Australian Open; 1995 Heineken Classic; 2000 ANZ Players Championship; 2001 Australian PGA Championship, 2003 MasterCard Australian Masters, 2005 Australian Open, Australian PGA, Australian Masters.

European Tour
4 - 1994 Honda Open; 1996 Alamo English Open, Peugeot Open De France & British Masters

PGA Tour
4 - 2000 Shell Houston Open, Advil Western Open; 2001 Nissan Open, Marconi Pennsylvania Classic

Career Summary

1993 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 14; in money - 5; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.55 (ranked 81st); money - ?113,119 (ranked 70th); best finish -T2nd Volvo German Open.

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; in money - 1; money - $11,052 (ranked 235th); best finish -T-33rd U.S. Open.

1994 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 71.36 (ranked 26th); money - ?303,453 (ranked 17th); Winner, Honda Open.

1995 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 14; in money - 7; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.82 (ranked 29th); money - ?290,314 (ranked 47th); best finish - 3rd Johnnie Walker Classic.

1996 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average - 71.10 (ranked 6th); money - ?533,332 (ranked 3rd); Winner, Alamo English Open, Peugeot Open De France and British Masters. Alamo English Open, Peugeot Open De France and British Masters.

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; in money - 2; money - $15,932 (ranked 252nd); best finish -T-31st, Bay Hill Invitational.

1997 European Tour Victories
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.19; money - ?116,252 (ranked 55th); best finish - T7th, Johnnie Walker Classic.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 7; Top-10 finish - 1; money - $191,867 (ranked 141st); best finish -T4th, B.C. Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 17; Top-10 finish - 0; scoring average - 71.09 (ranked T76th); money - $321,507 (ranked 126th); best finish -T-11th, Bob Hope Chrysler Classic.

2000 Notes
On the Australasia tour played twice at the end of 2000, was 2nd at the Holden Australian Open and won the ANZ Players Championship.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 94; in money -22; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $1,968,685 (ranked 16th); Winner, at the Shell Houston Open and Advil Western Open.

2000 Stats
scoring average - 70.54 / (35th); driving distance - 285.8 / (10th); driving accuracy -70.5% / (65th); GIR - 67.3% / (68th); putting - 1.778 / (97th); birdie average - 3.74 per rd / (37th) / total birdies - 352; sand saves - 62.2% / (12th); scrambling - 62.8% / (26th); all-around rank - 366 / (11th).

2001 Notes
Nissan Open victory came in a six-way playoff when Allenby birdied first playoff hole.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; rounds played - 106; in money -25; Top-10 finishes - 5; money - $2,309,029 (ranked 16th); Winner, at the Nissan Open and Marconi Pennsylvania Classic.

2001 Stats
scoring average - 70.53 / (42nd); driving distance - 284.7 / (38th); driving accuracy -70.0% / (67th); GIR - 69.3% / (33); putting - 1.785 / (125th); birdie average - 3.67 per rd / (81st) / total birdies - 389; sand saves - 43.6% / (175th); scrambling - 59.4% / (108th); all-around rank - 590 / (50th).

2002 Notes
Had eight Top-10 finishes in addition to his two runner-up finishes.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; rounds played - 95; in money -22; Top-10 finishes - 8; money - $2,115,771 (ranked 20th); best finish -T2nd at the NEC Invitational and SEI Pennsylvania Classic.

2002 Stats
scoring average - 70.26 / (20th); driving distance - 286.7 / (36th); driving accuracy -71.0% / (47th); GIR - 69.5% / (14th); putting - 1.771 / (97th); birdie average - 3.82 per rd / (45th) / total birdies - 363; sand saves - 53.9% / (60th); all-around rank - 332 / (6th).

2003 Notes
Had nine Top-10 finishes, most in his career. Has now finished in the top-30 of the money list in his last four years.

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 80; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 9; money - $2,176,452; (ranked 24th); best finish - 3rd at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship.

2003 Stats
scoring average - 69.75 / (10th); driving distance - 294.8 / (28th); driving accuracy - 67.8% / (71st); GIR - 69.3% / (14th); putting - 1.774 / (90th); birdie average - 4.10 per rd / (8th) / total birdies - 328; sand saves - 57.3% / (14th); all-around rank - 289 / (4th).

2004 Notes
Finished in the top 50 on the money list and earned over $1 million for the fifth straight season.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 88; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 5; money - $1,513,537; (ranked 44th); best finish - T4th at the Honda Classic.

2004 Stats
scoring average - 70.32 / (26th); driving distance - 294.9 / (34th); driving accuracy - 65.0% / (80th); GIR - 70.3% / (8th); putting - 1.798 / (157th); birdie average - 3.67 per rd / (65th) / total birdies - 323; sand saves - 46.5% / (134th); all-around rank - 683 / (71st).

2005 Notes
Plagued much of the season by chronic inflammation in his hands that kept him from being able to bend his fingers after waking up until he held them under hot water for a period of time.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 89; in money - 29; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $1,184,458; (ranked 63rd); best finish - 4th at the Buick Open.

2005 Stats
scoring average - 70.77 / (63rd); driving distance - 297.7 / (33rd); driving accuracy - 62.3% / (105th); GIR - 69.5% / (10th); putting - 1.793 / (140th); birdie average - 3.70 per rd / (45th) / total birdies - 329; sand saves - 47.4% / (123rd); all-around rank - 559 / (29th).

2006 Notes
Finished in the top-65 on the PGA Tour and earned over a million dollars for the seventh straight year.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; rounds played - 77; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $1,503,581; (ranked 56th); best finish - 4th at the Bay Hill Invitational & Deutsche Bank Championship.

2006 Stats
scoring average - 69.99 / (12th); driving distance - 293.9 / (64th); driving accuracy - 69.3% / (29th); GIR - 67.8% / (29th); putting - 1.746 / (14th); birdie average - 3.74 per rd / (31st) / total birdies - 288; sand saves - 51.4% / (68th); all-around rank - 249 / (2nd).

2007 Notes
Seemed to have overcome his problem in which he had chronic inflammation of his hand. Finished the year with eleven, Top-25 finishes.

2007 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; rounds played - 89; in money - 18; Top-10 Finishes - 8; money - $2,219,538; (ranked 27th); best finish - T3rd at the Nissan Open & WGC-CA Championship.

2007 Stats
scoring average - 70.46 / (48th); driving distance - 299.6 / (22nd); driving accuracy - 60.8% / (132nd); GIR - 68.2% / (15th); putting - 1.814 / (170th); birdie average - 3.60 per rd / (39th) / total birdies - 320; sand saves - 44.0% / (152nd); all-around rank - 668 / (57th).

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