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Robert Allenby hurt himself passing out after trip to strip club, according to witness

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The four-time PGA Tour winner's allegations of a brutal assault, kidnapping, and robbery in Hawaii are not supported by multiple witnesses, according to reports.

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A line of contradicting witnesses to Robert Allenby's account of his kidnapping is growing, with the most recent witness telling the Honolulu Star Advertiser that he hurt himself passing out after a trip to the strip club.

Chris Khamis told the Star Advertiser that he was standing with Allenby when the PGA player passed out, fell, and hit his head on a lava rock. "There was no crime (when I was present). It was his stupidity." Just before the fall, Khamis says Allenby had told him he was depressed and had gone to a strip club to get some "action." The Aussie, who had just missed the cut earlier that day at the Sony Open, alleged that he was drugged at the strip club.

This is the third such witness this week who has contradicted Allenby's story. The first was Charade Keane, the homeless woman who Allenby credited with saving his life. She stated that she found Allenby bloodied just a block from the wine bar where he said he was abducted. Allenby had said the woman found him six miles away, where kidnappers took him out of a trunk and dumped him in a park.

On Wednesday, Toa Kaili told KHON 2 in Hawaii that he and his friend found Allenby passed out on the side of the street in the same block where Keane said she found him. Kaili said Allenby was hostile when they woke him up, but he also had no facial injuries. He left the scene, but when he came back 10 minutes later, Allenby's face was bloodied. Kaili departed the scene again and let Keane help the golfer get a cab.

On top of those contradicting witnesses, the police are investigating the case primarily as a fraudulent use of credit card. There is surveillance video of an individual using Allenby's credit card for more than $10,000 in items from an Urban Outfitters, ABC liquor, and other stores. Police have opened a robbery case but do not believe they have sufficient evidence. They have not opened a kidnapping investigation or an assault case. Hawaii News Now cites law enforcement sources as "skeptical" of Allenby's story.

Allenby, who compared the ordeal to Taken and Taken 2, withdrew from this week's Humana Challenge in Palm Springs. He had previously texted Golf Channel reporters (in what may be the quote of the year in golf) that "It's such a shame that people are focusing on whether the story is true. I say you only have to look at me to see the truth."