Thursday, June 21, 2018

Golfer Allenby says there's 'no story' to arrest report

SILVIS, Ill. — Robert Allenby said "there's no story" to his arrest outside a casino in Rock Island, Ill., Saturday morning.

Allenby, 45, missed the cut at the John Deere Classic on Friday. He was arrested about 2:30 a.m. outside Jumer's Casino and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing, according to the Associated Press. Allenby's bail was set at $1,500.

"I don't know anything that's going on, so you can say whatever you want," Allenby told USA Today on Sunday.

Allenby said he had dinner and played blackjack with other golfers and caddies at the casino tables. He said he was staying at the casino hotel until Saturday, when he returned to Florida.

"There's nothing to be said or done about. Nothing happened," he said. When asked about the charges, Allenby said, "I have no idea, mate. No idea.''

In January 2015, Allenby was found with severe bruises several hours after visiting a restaurant with friends. Allenby, who had missed the cut in the Sony Open, claimed to have been abducted and beaten. A Hawaii man was sentenced to five years in prison for using Allenby's credit cards and identification.

MOORE TRIUMPHS: Ryan Moore won the John Deere Classic for his fifth PGA Tour title, closing with 4-under 67 for a two-stroke victory over Ben Martin.

Moore, 33, finished at 22-under 262, playing the final 46 holes without bogey and making only one in 72 holes. He won for the first time since successfully defending his CIMB Classic title in Malaysia in 2014.

Martin had three straight back-nine birdies for 68. South Korea's Whee Kim shot 67 to tie for third with Morgan Hoffmann (71) at 17 under.

Moore birdied Nos. 2, 4, 9 and 10 and closed with eight pars. He had a five-stroke lead when Hoffmann bogeyed the 12th hole. Martin, playing with Moore in the final twosome, birdied Nos. 12-14 but never got closer than two strokes.

Wesley Bryan, the leader Friday when play was suspended, tied for eighth at 14 under after his second straight 70.

CHAMPIONS: The final round of the U.S. Senior Open in Upper Arlington, Ohio, was postponed because of heavy rain, giving Miguel Angel Jimenez another night to sleep on his third-round lead. The course at Scioto Country Club absorbed 2.36 inches of rain late Saturday and Sunday. The USGA had hoped to get at least the first groups through during a break in the rain, but the course was too wet to play. Rain is forecast for today, too. The first groups are scheduled to tee off at 7:30 a.m. Jimenez was at 3-under 207, a stroke ahead of Gene Sauers and in position to win after blowing leads in his past two tournaments.

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