Aussie golfer arrested outside US casino

Australian golfer Robert Allenby has spent about an hour in custody after reportedly being arrested outside a US casino.

American media said Allenby was taken in just hours after missing the cut in the John Deere Classic in Illinois.

Local police say he was arrested outside Jumer’s casino around 2.30am on Saturday morning.


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USA Today said the 45-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing.

He was released after posting a bond of $US1,500.

Allenby missed the cut at the John Deere Classic by three strokes after shooting even-par 142.

Last year he hit worldwide headlines after missing the cut in the Sony Open in Hawaii when he woke up with a bloody forehead and a black eye, and claimed he’d been robbed, kidnapped and beaten.

A local man was later sentenced to five years in prison over the incident.