For a good period of time, Allenby was considered one of the best ball-strikers playing. I watched him hit balls in the bleachers behind the practice range the last year Tiger's AT&T National was played at Aronimink back several years ago. From 190 yards, the guy was absolutely peppering the flagstick. Then he'd hit to the 170 yard flag... then he'd hit wedges... then he'd go at the 220 yard pin... it was like watching a machine hit balls to these targets, over and over they would land 10 feet away.
If this guy had a reliable putting stroke, he'd probably have at least 8-10 wins on the PGA Tour. That has always been his bugaboo. I recall a tournament a few years back when he needed only a 2-putt from 50 feet on the last hole to get into a playoff... it might've been one of the lesser strength-of-field tournaments opposite one of the majors or one of the WGC's, but no less a huge opportunity to win and get back into the winner's circle. He left the first putt about 15 feet short, then missed the second putt.
That's really been the story of his career.
I'm sure he's made a comfortable living no less. Hard to feel sympathy for a guy who has made as much money as he has (almost 27 million). I know lots of people who would love to suck at their job, get in trouble with the law every now and then, and yet still average a cushy million-per-year income.