1 Nov 2009

Allenby and Kim to square off in World Match play semis

12:09 pm on 1 November 2009

The Australian golfer Robert Allenby will meet American Anthony Kim in the semi-finals of the Volvo World Match Play Championship in a rematch of their controversial Presidents Cup tie.

Kim eagled the 18th to beat another Australian Scott Strange and set up a re-match just three weeks after Allenby made late-night drinking allegations about his 24-year-old opponent.

Allenby has since apologised and the pair have spoken, but the controversy should pave the way for an interesting encounter.

England's Ross Fisher will meet Masters champion Angel Cabrera in the other semi-final.

Fisher beat India's Jeev Milkha Singh to top his Group D in the new format and so made it to the last four, just as he did in the Accenture Match Play in Arizona in February.

He will take on Cabrera after the Argentine, runner-up to Ernie Els on the last staging of this event at Wentworth two years ago, ended the hopes of Rory McIlroy and Simon Dyson when he crushed Dyson by a massive seven-hole margin.