Robert Allenby missed cut after 2nd round of Australian Open - Moved to Melbourne and looking forward for Presidents Cup

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  • Robert Allenby missed cut after 2nd round of Australian Open - Moved to Melbourne and looking forward for Presidents Cup

Robert Allenby missed cut after 2nd round of Australian Open - Moved to Melbourne and looking forward for Presidents Cup

Robert Allenby, who was picked by the International team captain for Presidents Cup, left the Australian Open when he missed the cut after 2nd round.

After he left the course, he went to Melbourne for the practice of Presidents Cup to be held in the same city next week.

He is one of the controversial captain’s pick for the President’s Cup as he does not have a good record in the President Cup with 8 wins against 14 loses and 2 halves in the five Presidents Cup appearances.

Aaron Baddeley and Allenby are part of the International team in Presidents Cup as they were chosen by the International team captain Greg Norman as captain's picks.

He looked happy when he left the course after missing the cut in 2nd round and didn’t have any regret about being out of the event.

"I'm not quite at my absolute best but I'll have the whole weekend at Royal Melbourne," Allenby said."I played a lot better today; drove it better (but) putting on these greens isn't going to do you any favours. I'm happy to get down there and putt on some real greens."

He will be playing the Presidents Cup for the first time in Australia as he missed the 1998 event that was held at the same venue.

The event will be played at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club which according to Allenby is his favourite venue. He said that he should not be under estimated by looking at his performance at the Australian Open as he can really do better at the Royal Melbourne.

Allenby said that the whole International team was fired up and it doesn't matter how you are playing before you are going to the event. The thing that matters is if someone start focusing as part of a team, all the good things drag him to the best.

Allenby said that he spoke to Tiger Woods about the Royal Melbourne but he was not going to reveal the secrets as he did not want to give away а lot to him. He played with Woods and Jason Day at the Australian Open.

Allenby is not having a great year and has moved down to 65th position in the Official World Golf Rankings. Norman chose him because he believes that he will play a better game at Royal Melbourne as it is his hometown course on which he had played countless times in the past and has a better record. Norman is hopeful that he will give a better performance as compared to his recent performances which are not good enough.

 

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