August 24, 2007 |
The playoffs arrived on the PGA Tour and delivered a first-round leader in Rory Sabbatini, a brash South African who loves the idea of going head-to-head and is not afraid to speak highly of his chances no matter who's in his way. Too bad Tiger Woods wasn't around Thursday at the Barclays. Sabbatini, whose best year in golf has been highlighted by barbs directed at the world's No.
May 23, 2003 |
Meanwhile, seven shots ahead of Annika Sorenstam, Rory Sabbatini claimed the first-round lead at the Bank of America Colonial tournament, just not the spotlight. Sabbatini's six-under-par 64 on a rain-softened Colonial layout Thursday was good enough for a one-shot lead over Mark Calcavecchia and Patrick Sheehan. Dan Forsman and Jesper Parnevik are two shots behind.
August 5, 2007 |
Rory Sabbatini met one goal Saturday. He gets another shot at Tiger Woods. Sabbatini got his mistake out of the way early at the Bridgestone Invitational, settling down after a double bogey to salvage a two-over-par 72 and a one-shot lead over Woods, a five-time winner at Firestone. Woods dropped out of a share of the lead with a bogey on the 18th hole, but he still managed a 69 and left himself in good shape to win this World Golf Championship event at Akron, Ohio, for the third straight year.
August 4, 2007 |
Rory Sabbatini continued to make a difficult Firestone golf course look like a breeze Friday, running off three straight birdies toward the end of his round for another three-under-par 67 and a two-shot lead over Masters champion Zach Johnson in the Bridgestone Invitational at Akron, Ohio. What appeared to be a tuneup for the final major of the season next week at the PGA Championship is starting to look as if it might be an even tougher test.
June 10, 2003 |
Frustrated by a slow playing partner and tired from a week of wet weather, Rory Sabbatini needed one last big shot to settle himself. He got it Monday at the 13th hole, where he chipped in for eagle from 60 feet. The shot swung the momentum back to the South African, who went on to a four-stroke win at the FBR Capital Open. "It's not often you can hit shots like that, that come off like you want and react like you want," Sabbatini said.
February 20, 2006 |
Notorious for fast play and slow burns, Rory Sabbatini has spent the first two months of this year learning to brake and chill, but after playing survivor Sunday at Riviera Country Club, there doesn't seem to be much he can do about becoming the hottest player on the PGA Tour. Sabbatini reached out and made the Nissan Open his third PGA Tour title, holding on even though it was slipping from his grasp as a cold offshore wind slapped him in the face on the back nine.