Date: November 13, 2008

Allenby to play PGA

Victorian Robert Allenby has confirmed that he will chase a fourth Australian PGA Championship title at Hyatt Regency Coolum next month. Fresh from his best season in the United States in terms of prizemoney, which left him 11th on the PGA Tour&aposs money list, three-time champion Allenby will return looking for his first Joe Kirkwood Cup since he swept Australia&aposs big three tournaments in 2005. “It&aposs been a pretty good year for me and I&aposve come close on a few occasions,” said Allenby, whose best finishes in 2008 were second placings at the Stanford St Jude Championship and Turning Stone Resort Championship. “I&aposve had success at this championship in the past so it would be great to end the year with another title at Coolum.” Allenby also had top-five finishes at the AT&T National and Wachovia Championship, tied for seventh at the British Open in July and made the cut in all but one of the 28 events that he contested. Ranked No.31 in the world, the 37-year-old also won the Australian PGA title at the end of 2000, the year he won the Houston and Western Opens in the USA, and 2001, when he captured the Los Angeles Open and Pennsylvania Classic. Allenby joins other stars who have already confirmed their entry in the field for the December 4-7 event, including defending champion Peter Lonard and his fellow locals Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy and Stuart Appleby.