A defiant and at times angry Robert Allenby stood by his story that he was robbed and beaten in Honolulu, basing the account on what he remembered and what he was told by a homeless woman who came to his aid.
"There has definitely been a lot of confusion," Allenby said. "But I think the No. 1 thing that you should all remember is that my story stays exactly the same as the way I told it. I told you what I knew, and I told you what someone told me. That's the bottom line. I never lied to anyone."
Honolulu police are investigating the Jan. 16 incident as second-degree robbery.
Allenby says he was at a bar with his caddie and a friend from Australia on the night he missed the cut at the Sony Open. He said surveillance tape shows him leaving the bar with three people he doesn't recognize, and that his next memory is being in a park. He said a homeless woman told him he had been thrown out of a trunk, which he said caused his injuries.
Allenby posted a photo of his bloodied forehead and a swollen eye to his Facebook account. He said he was robbed of wallet and phone, though the credit card he used to pay for dinner and wine was still in his front pocket.
In the last week, however, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser quoted the homeless woman, Charade Keane, as saying she never told Allenby she saw him in a trunk and did not how he was injured. The newspaper quoted another homeless man in the park, Chris Khamis, as saying Allenby told him he was depressed and drugged at a strip club and that he passed out and hit his head on a lava rock.
Exactly what happened remains a mystery. He said Tuesday he has "no memory in my brain" from about 11:06 p.m. to 1:27 a.m. on that date.
"I have been trying and overlooking and going backward and forward, and there is just nothing," he said. "I can't tell you how frustrating that is because we all want to know the truth."
Allenby saved his anger for the media, whom he sarcastically claimed to be "amazing experts at investigations."
"I was a victim, and all of a sudden you're putting all the blame on me," Allenby said. "I take full responsibility if I did do something wrong. ... At the end of the day, I was in a place having a nice dinner and having a nice night, and then I became a victim. And now, it's all been turned around. The police will come out with the right story."
Woods' tale of the tooth
Tiger Woods was all smiles Tuesday — and with a full set of teeth. Woods gave a play-by-play account of how his front tooth was knocked out in Italy on Jan. 19 while celebrating girlfriend Lindsey Vonn's record 63rd World Cup victory. He said one tooth was chipped and the other was cracked. Both were replaced before he arrived to start his season at the Phoenix Open.
He said he wore a scarf over his face to avoid being recognized, making a crack about how difficult that can be for a man of black heritage at a World Cup ski race in Italy.
"Not a lot of brown dudes at ski races, OK?" he said with a laugh. Woods said when the race was completed, the podium presentation was moved up on a hill for the photographers. He went to the top of the hill, behind the cameras.
"All the camera guys are below me on their knees or moving all around, trying to get a picture because she's hugging people, saying congratulations to the other racers as they are coming down," he said.
"Some already finished, some are there already in the changing area. Dude with a video camera on his shoulder right in front me, kneeling, stood up and turned and caught me square on the mouth."
When asked if the photographer realized what he had done, Woods replied, "He didn't care."