Robert Allenby sacked his caddy at the Canadian Open last week and made headlines around the world. Again.
Allenby's version of events: On the par-5 thirteenth hole, he asked his caddie, Mick Middlemo for his 7 iron. Middlemo argued he should go with the 8 iron so Allenby conceded. He hit the ball straight into the creek and wound up with a triple bogie.
I said to him 'You know this happens every week, this has happened for the last four or five months...we keep making bad mistakes and you're not helping me.'
But that's not what witnesses say. Robert Allenby allegedly called his caddy a "fat ****" and threatened to have him banned for life.
Middlemo stormed off and Allenby carried his bag over to the first tee and explained to an official that he was suddenly without a caddy. That's when a spectator Tom Fraser, a local school principal, offered to carry his bag.
Middlemo's version of 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 metres short of the front of the green....he hit a bad shot.
"He said 'I can't believe this fat ****" loud enough for everyone to hear....I can take it if you call me I'm the worst caddy in the world, tell me I'm horrible at picking clubs, but there's a line you just can't cross."
So it's clear that Allenby has a problem and some are suggesting it's alcohol.
Although Middlemo wasn't present when Allenby said he was kidnapped and bashed in Hawaii earlier this year, he thinks he made up the story and that he probably "just fell over ****faced drunk."
Allenby already has a bad reputation for talking down to his caddy, marshalls and volunteers but he keeps getting away with it. When he injured his face in Hawaii he said something along the lines of "Don't you know who I am? I'm a famous millionaire.
This sad man is turning into another ugly Australian sportsman with lots of talent and no class.