Australian golfer Robert Allenby was kidnapped from a bar in Honolulu on Friday night, beaten and robbed before being dumped about 10km from the abduction site.
Allenby was at a wine bar in Waikiki with his caddie and a close friend after missing the cut at the Sony Open.
The 43-year-old suffered facial injuries in the attack, was robbed of his money, credit cards and phone and then dumped in a park.
He was kidnapped, friend Anthony Puntoriero, who was with Allenby earlier in the night, confirmed.
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"He's all right now but we are still talking to detectives," Puntoriero told AAP.
Puntoriero and Allenby's caddy were not with the four-time PGA Tour winner at the moment of the abduction.
Allenby was found in the park by a retiree who assisted him back to his hotel near Waialae Country Club.
After talking with Puntoriero and the caddie the trio spent Saturday trying to help police identify possible suspects from surveillance footage.
Allenby missed the cut at the Sony Open at the Waialae Country Club in Honolulu after firing back-to-back rounds of 71.
He has career earnings of US$27,329,892 (NZ$35m).