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'Do you want to go?' - Allenby tells Ogilvy after dispute

ESPN staff
November 29, 2011
Movember jealously may have fuelled Robert Allenby's rage © Getty Images

A disagreement between Australian golfers Geoff Ogilvy and Robert Allenby threatened to get physical on Sunday, after the two disagreed about their Presidents Cup displays.

Allenby was the only player on either side to lose all four of his matches in the team event at Royal Melbourne two weeks ago, subsequently coming in for heavy criticism of his performance as the International side were edged out by the United States over the four days.

Allenby disputed the criticism, however, saying that his playing partners over the first three days - Retief Goosen, YE Yang and Ogilvy - were culpable for three of his defeats, with Allenby accusing the latter of putting him "in the tree three times off the tee and I had to chip out three times".

Ogilvy, the 2006 US Open champion, took offence to the comment - later tweeting "Warms the heart to see Robert playing so well this week" as Allenby rose up the leaderboard at last week's Australian PGA. Allenby was angered by the perceived sarcasm of the message, and sought out his rival at the dinner to celebrate Greg Chalmers' win following the tournament's conclusion.

There, according to observers, Allenby made his way to Ogilvy's table to air his grievances. As words were raised a wine glass was inadvertently broken, with Allenby subsequently screaming "Do you want to go?" at Ogilvy.

Ogilvy then rose from his chair, but the pair were calmed before things escalated further. However, it does not seem the hatchet has been buried entirely, as Allenby later invited Ogilvy to settle their differences outside after the latter man had sought out an apology.

Ogilvy reportedly retorted, "I'd like that", but only Allenby stormed away from the event.

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