Finished third on the order of merit during his 1996 European Tour season. His year ended abruptly in October when he suffered a broken sternum and facial injuries in a traffic accident in Spain. Was presented the 2001 Ben Hogan Award by the Golf Writers Association of America for recovering from that accident.
Patron and spokesperson for Challenge Cancer Support Network. The Robert Allenby Golf Day has raised more than $9 million since 1992 for children with cancer and blood disorders. Has given more than $500,000 to the cause. He also started the Robert Allenby Bluewater Golf and Fishing Invitational, an annual event to raise funds for kids with cancer and/or special needs in Palm Beach County in Florida.
Has duck headcovers on his woods to publicize the effort.