Number Crunching 2012: Robert Allenby
Who climbed and who dropped in 2012? Through Dec. 31, Golfweek.com takes a look at players who made significant moves up or down in the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index this year.
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Ranking/movement: -315 (No. 51 to No. 366)
Why the fall? Lack of confidence.
Robert Allenby always has struggled to win on the PGA Tour, his last victory coming at the Marconi Pennsylvania Classic in 2001.
However,the Australian has been a consistent earner and regularly among the top 70 on the PGA Tour money list since 2000, but this year was disappointing.
Allenby finished 111th on the 2012 PGA Tour money list, the first time since 1999 that the Aussie didn’t earn more than $1 million.
Allenby is honest about his fall, saying it was a personal issue, but would not elaborate.
“I’ve just lost a lot of confidence, and that’s what it comes down to,” Allenby said. “The swing is still the same; nothing has really changed. It’s just the thought process is different, and that’s what I’m struggling with and trying to get back at the moment.”
After a T-7 at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in June, Allenby missed the cut in 10 of the next 13 events, with his best finish a T-56 at the no-cut WGC-HSBC Champions in China.
Allenby says: “It’s like every round I go out there, I’ll try to find confidence from it and try and find something from it, whether it’s a shot here or a putt here. I’m working my (butt) off physically and mentally to get it back to where it needs to be, and hopefully (at) the start of next year I can come out and play the way I normally would play and be a consistent top-40-in-the-world player.”