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Encyclopedia > Rory Sabbatini
Rory Sabbatini
Personal Information
Birth April 2, 1976 (1976-04-02) (age 31)
Durban, South Africa
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Nationality Flag of South Africa South Africa
Residence Southlake, Texas, USA
College University of Arizona
Career
Turned Pro 1998
Current tour PGA Tour (joined in 1999)
Professional wins 4 (PGA Tour: 4)
Best Results in Major Championships
Masters T2: 2007
U.S. Open T51: 2007
British Open T26: 2006
PGA Championship 68th: 2003

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Rory Sabbatini was born in Durban, South Africa. He started playing golf at age 4, but concentrated on it from age 12. He was recruited by the University of Arizona, turned professional in 1998 and joined the PGA Tour in 1999. He was the youngest member of the tour that year. He has four career wins on the PGA Tour and finished 2006 placed 12th on the money list. He has featured in the top 15 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Durban (Zulu: eThekwini (IPA: ) is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Official World Golf Rankings is a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ...


Sabbatini tied for second at the 2007 Masters Tournament and the 2007 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. The 2007 Masters Tournament was contested during 5 April through 8 April at Augusta National Golf Club. ... The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ...


Sabbatini made waves at the 2007 Wachovia Championship when, after leading the field by one stroke after day three and then giving up five strokes to Tiger Woods to lose the tournament on Sunday, he proclaimed that Tiger was "more beatable than ever." Rory went on to backup his smack by leading the field by one after day three at the Bridgestone Invitational, only to shoot a mind numbing nine stokes worse than Tiger in giving up the goat again. Along the way, Rory managed to take out his frustration on a retired firefighter named Steve Banky by having him removed from the course.


Sabbatini has represented South Africa in the World Cup four times and won the event with Trevor Immelman in 2003. The World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... Trevor Immelman (born in Cape Town, South Africa on 16 December 1979) is a South African golfer. ...


He currently resides at Southlake, Texas, USA. Southlake is a city located primarily in Tarrant County, Texas. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ...

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PGA Tour wins (4)

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of Victory Runners up
1. Sep. 3, 2000 Air Canada Championship -16 (68-68-67-65=268) 1 stroke Flag of United States Grant Waite
2. Jun. 9, 2003 FBR Capital Open -14 (68-66-68-68=270) 4 strokes Flag of United States Joe Durant, Flag of United States Fred Funk, Flag of United States Scott Hoch, Flag of United States Duffy Waldorf
3. Feb. 19, 2006 Nissan Open -13 (67-65-67-72=271) 1 stroke Flag of Australia Adam Scott
4. May 27, 2007 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial -14 (70-67-62-67=266) Playoff Flag of United States Jim Furyk, Flag of Germany Bernhard Langer

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Results in major championships

Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
The Masters DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP CUT T36 T2
U.S. Open CUT DNP DNP CUT CUT T71 CUT T51
The Open Championship DNP T54 DNP T53 T66 CUT T26 CUT
PGA Championship 77 CUT CUT 68 CUT T74 CUT

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
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Team appearances

  • World Cup (representing South Africa): 2002, 2003 (winners), 2004, 2006

The World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ...

External links

  • Official site
  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site

  Results from FactBites:
 
The Honolulu Advertiser | Sports (841 words)
Rory Sabbatini tried to coax his birdie putt into the hole on the 18th green.
Sabbatini’s words were also from the heart, but hardly the astonished phrases you might expect from a guy ranked 84th in the world.
Sabbatini had six birdies and no bogeys going into the 16th hole, where he grabbed a sand wedge and, from 96 yards away, lofted the ball just past the pin.
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