Robert Allenby fired caddie Mick Middlemo during the RBC Canadian Open late last week, but Middlemo is firing back, most recently by saying he doesn't believe Allenby’s kidnapping story from earlier this year.
Allenby claimed to have been kidnapped, beaten and robbed in Honolulu in January, but Middlemo recently told News Corp Australia that he “probably just fell over s---faced drunk.”
"Do I think he just fell over and cracked his head?" Middlemo said. "Honestly I do … I think he fell over and someone picked up his wallet and had a great time with his credit card."
Owen Harbison was arrested in February, and he later pled guilty to using Allenby’s credit cards. No one has ever been charged with assault.
Middlemo continued to berate his former employer in the interview, comparing Allenby to tennis player Bernard Tomic, a fellow Australian with a well-documented history of controversies.
Allenby withdrew from last weekend’s event—his second WD in a row—adding another layer in a year to forget for the four-time Tour winner. He has made just seven cuts in 22 events this season.