Born:July 12, 1971 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Multiple wins on the Australasian, European, US PGA and Sunshine Tours. President Cup player (1994, '96, 2000, '03, '09, '11). Australasian Tour Order of Merit winner (1992, '94). Only golfer to win the Australian triple crown (Australian Open, PGA Championship and Australian Masters) in the same season (2005/06).
Allenby is one of the most successful Australian golfers of the modern era. After turning professional in 1991, he topped the Australasian Tour Order of Merit in his first season (1992) and again in 1994. Allenby has recorded wins on many tours around the world. His most outstanding achievement was becoming the only golfer in history to win the Australian triple-crown (Open, PGA and Masters) in the same season (2005/06).
Played as the Nedbank Golf Challenge (Dec 3-6; Sunshine Tr event; limited field of 12 top tour professionals). Allenby (Aus) beat Henrik Stenson (Swe) with a par at the third playoff hole (par-4 18th); the first Australian to win this event. [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].
Played as the Australian PGA Championship (Dec 10-13; Aus/OneAsia Trs event). Second-placed John Senden (Aus) and Scott Strange (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Allenby (Aus). [Coolum Resort, Coolum Beach, QLD, Australia].
Played as the Cadbury Schweppes Centenary Australian PGA Championship (Dec 1-4). Second-placed Matthew Goggin (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Allenby (Aus), who birdied the final hole on the last day. [Coolum Resort, Coolum Beach, QLD, Australia].
Played as the MFS Australian Open (Nov 24-27; Aus Tr event). Second-placed John Senden (Aus), Nick O'Hern (Aus) and Paul Sheehan (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Allenby (Aus). [Open course, Moonah Links, Fingal, Vic.].
Played as the MasterCard Masters (Dec 8-11; Aus Tr event). Allenby (Aus) beat Bubba Watson (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. Allenby became the first player to simultaneously hold the Australian triple-crown of golf titles, i.e. the Open, Masters and PGA. [Huntingdale GC, Oakleigh South, Melbourne].
Played as the MasterCard Australian Masters (Dec 4-7; Aus Tr event). Allenby (Aus) beat Adam Scott (Aus) with a birdie at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th). Craig Parry (Aus) and Jarrod Moseley (Aus) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Huntingdale GC, Oakleigh South, Melbourne].
Played as the Nissan Open (Feb 22-25). Allenby (Aus) won a six-way playoff against Brandel Chamblee (USA), Toshi Izawa (Jpn), Dennis Paulson (USA), Jeff Sluman (USA) and Bob Tway (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].
Played as the Australian PGA Championship (Nov 15-18). Second-placed Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Allenby (Aus). [Royal Queensland GC, Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Qld.].
Played as the Marconi Pennsylvania Classic (Sept 20-23). Second-placed Rocco Mediate (USA) and Larry Mize (USA) finished 3 shots behind Allenby (Aus), who recorded the last of his four PGA Tour wins. [Laurel Valley GC, Ligonier, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
Played as the Australian PGA Championship (Nov 30-Dec 3). Second-placed Steven Conran (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Allenby (Aus). [Royal Queensland GC, Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Qld.].
Played as the Advil Western Open (July 6-9). Robert Allenby (Aus) beat Nick Price (Zim) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record his second PGA Tour win. [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
Played as the Shell Houston Open (April 26-30). 29-year-old Robert Allenby (Aus) beat Craig Stadler (USA) with a par at the fourth playoff hole, to record his first PGA Tour win. [Tournament course (known as TPC at The Woodlands), Woodlands CC, nr Houston, TX].
Played as the Peugeot Open de France. Allenby (Aus) beat Berhard Langer (Ger) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Albatros course, Golf National, Guyancourt, nr Paris].
Played as the Alamo English Open (June 6-9). Second-placed Ross McFarlane (Eng) and Colin Montgomerie (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Robert Allenby (Aus), who recorded his second European Tour win. [Arden course, Forest of Arden CC, Meriden, nr Birmingham].
Played as the One-2-One British Masters (50th) (Aug 28-31). Allenby (Aus) beat Miguel Angel Martin (Esp) at the first playoff hole, to record the last of his four European Tour wins. [Collingtree Park GC, Northampton, Northants].
Played as the Heineken Classic (Feb 2-5; Aus Tr event). Second-placed Wayne Smith (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Robert Allenby (Aus). [The Vines Resort & CC, nr Perth, Aus; composite of Lakes & Ellenbrook courses].
Allenby (Aus) won his second PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit, with 1994 season earnings of A$199,645 on the Tour. Craig Parry (Aus) was second with A$185,920; Patrick Burke (USA) was third with A$182,571.
Played as the Honda Open (June 9-12; replaced at Gut Kaden in 1995 by the Deutsche Bank Open TPC of Europe). First-time European Tour winner Allenby (Aus) beat Miguel Ángel Jiménez (Esp) with a par at the third playoff hole. [Gut Kaden G&LC, Alveslohe, nr Hamburg].
Played as the Heineken Australian Open (Nov 24-27). Second-placed Brett Ogle (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Allenby (Aus), who stumbled across the finish line after a bogey, double-bogey, bogey, bogey end to his final round. [Royal Sydney GC, Rose Bay, Sydney, Aus].
Allenby (Aus) won the Australia/NZ Tour Order of Merit, with 1992 season earnings of A$308,528 on the Tour. Rodger Davis (Aus) was second with A$240,529; Craig Parry (Aus) was third with A$230,839.
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