Robert Allenby terrified by racoon during Players Championships

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It's been a hectic 2015 for Australian golfer Robert Allenby. In January, Allenby was allegedly kidnapped, beaten and dumped in a park during a night out in Hawaii.

Several news outlets have questioned the legitimacy of Allenby's story, after the golfer compared the ordeal to "Taken" and "Taken 2", saying "It's kind of like a spitting image".

Despite the controversy regarding Allenby's kidnapping, the Aussie has found himself in the news again this week, after another encounter he would have wanted to avoid. Although this time there was know "abduction" or "kicking", one part of Allenby's January ordeal appears to show similarities in his latest.

Allenby said he was discovered earlier this year by a homeless woman, who saw people 'chasing' the golfer. Well now it appears that there is now a prime suspect in the kidnapping after the weekend's events.

Allenby, who is currently at the Players Championships at PC Sawgrass, was practicing his swing when his kidnapper showed his face again, and began to chase him.

Standing in the tee box on the 14th hole, Allenby could sense something or someone behind him. Upon nervously turning round, it appears Allenby recognised the creature that was moving towards him. 

Allenby appeared to jump away in fright, before slowly backing away from the troublesome animal facing the golfer.

Ok, so maybe he wasn't face-to-face with his captor, but the fear that overcame Allenby when face-to-face with the racoon was comical.

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