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Birthdate: 12 July 1971 (1971-07-12) (age 38)
Nationality: Australia
Turned Professional: 1991
Current Tour: PGA Tour of Australasia, European Tour, PGA Tour

Allenby was born in Melbourne, Australia. His father was from Leeds, England and emigrated to Australia as a young man. He turned professional in 1992 and was soon successful, topping the PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit in his first season and again in 1994. He continues to play some events on his home tour and has won 12 events on it, including one as an amateur. He also began to play on the European Tour and it was his principal tour until 1998. He won four tournaments on it, including three in 1996, when he finished third on the Order of Merit. He has featured in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Allenby now plays primarily in the U.S. on the PGA Tour. He earned exempt status for 1999 by finishing 17th at the 1998 Qualifying School. He had a disappointing first season in America, coming 126th on the money list, but came good in 2000 when he won the Shell Houston Open and the Advil Western Open. He claimed another pair of wins the following season. In both of those years he came 16th on the money list. He has not won since but finished in the top 50 each year from 2002-2004. His performances in the major championships have been somewhat disappointing; his highest placing in a major is tied seventh at the 2004 U.S. Open.

In 2005 he became the first golfer to win the "triple crown" of the Australian Masters, Australian PGA and Australian Open in the same year.

Allenby played for the International Team in the Presidents Cup in 1994, 1996, 2000, 2003 and 2009.

After posting a 2-2-1 record in the 2009 Presidents Cup, Allenby accused Anthony Kim of being ill-prepared for his Sunday singles match, in which Allenby lost 5 and 3.

In December 2009, Allenby became the first Australian to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa, by defeating Henrik Stenson in a playoff. It was his first professional win in four years, but he did not have to wait long for the next as he returned home to claim his fourth Australian PGA Championship title the following week.

Allenby is a patron and spokesperson for Challenge Cancer Support Network, which has raised more than $9 million since 1993 for children with cancer and blood disorders. He resides in Jupiter, Florida.


European Tour wins (4)

* 1994 (1) Honda Open
* 1996 (3) Alamo English Open, Peugeot Open de France, One 2 One British Masters

PGA of Australasia Tour wins (13)

* 1991 (1) Victorian Open (as an amateur)
* 1992 (2) Johnnie Walker Classic (see note), Perak Masters
* 1993 (1) Optus Players Championship
* 1994 (1) Heineken Australian Open
* 1995 (1) Heineken Classic
* 2000 (1) Australian PGA Championship
* 2001 (1) Australian PGA Championship
* 2003 (1) MasterCard Masters
* 2005 (3) Australian Open, Australian PGA Championship, MasterCard Masters
* 2009 (1) Australian PGA Championship

Sunshine Tour wins

* 2009 Nedbank Golf Challenge

Achievements and awards

PGA Tour of Australasia
Order of Merit winner 1992, 1994

Has earned $22,424,636
 
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