We can't say we didn't see this coming, as he hinted at this when he finished the final round of the Australian Open late last year. He has a point, too, but it's a pity the large majority of the Australian golf public who love seeing him play each year have to pay for some stupid drunks and stupid golf administration.
Allenby explained his reasoning in a recent interview:
"Obviously, I broke down on 15 green at the (Australian) Masters. My mum came out and I knew how sick she was. I broke down, I lost it, because I knew she wasn't going to be there for much longer.
"What they said in Sydney ruined me forever. These drunks yelling, 'That's all right, mate, your mummy's not here now, you don't have to cry'.
"That was 20 years straight of the Australian Open and I thought, that's it. I'm not ever playing another Australian Open again, and I'm not playing in Sydney again.