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Rory Sabbatini

Residence:
   Tucson, Ariz.
Birthplace:
   Durban, South Africa
Turned Pro:
   1998
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 160
Birthdate:
   April 1, 1976
Age: 27
College:
   Durban, South Africa

Player Notes

Started playing golf at age four with chopped down clubs, following his parents around course. . .Earned a berth on the PGA Tour by finishing 41st at the 1998 PGA Tour Qualifying tournament, thus at age 22,becoming the youngest player when the season started.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
2 - 2000 Air Canada Championship, 2003 FBR Capital Open

Career Summary

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 13; top-10 finishes - 2; stroke average 72.07 (ranked T157th); money $381,322 (ranked 108th); best finish, 3rd, B.C. Open & T3rd BellSouth Classic.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 26 / Rounds Played: 83 / Cuts made: 16 / Top-10 finishes: 3; Best finish: Winner at the Air Canada Championship; Earnings: $1,262,535 Rank (36th)

2000 Stats
Scoring - 71.60 / (132nd); Driving Distance - 285.5 / (11th); Driving Accuracy - 61.0% / (178th); GIR - 63.1% / (161st); Putting - 1.750 / (27th); Birdie Average - 3.89 per rd / (23rd) / Total Birdies - 323; Sand Saves - 55.9% / (71st); Scrambling - 59.2% / (107th); All-Around Rank - 606 / (59th)

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 23 / Rounds Played: 69 / Cuts made: 13 / Top-10 finishes: 3 ; Best finish: 2nd at the Mercedes Championships & Invensys Classic at Las Vegas; Earnings: $1,038,590 Rank (52nd)

2001 Stats
Scoring - 71.80 / (154th); Driving Distance - 288.5 / (20th); Driving Accuracy - 62.3% / (181st); GIR - 66.2% / (95); Putting - 1.785 / (125th); Birdie Average - 3.61 per rd / (97th) / Total Birdies - 249; Sand Saves - 50.9% / (113th); Scrambling - 57.2% / (150th); All-Around Rank - 793 / (99th).

2002 Notes
More than half of his season's earnings and three of his four top-10s came during a four-week stretch, where he posted nothing worse than a T15th at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am. Stretch began with a T8th in his second tournament of the year, the Phoenix Open. Week after Pebble finished T8th at the Buick Invitational then T2nd at the Nissan Open.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 23 / Rounds Played: 64 / Cuts made: 13 / Top-10 finishes: 4 / Best finish: T-2nd at the Nissan Open / Earnings: $936,664 Rank (68th)

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.95 / (72nd); Driving Distance - 289.0 / (23rd); Driving Accuracy - 61.3% / (186th); GIR - 66.4% / (77th); Putting - 1.800 / (178th); Birdie Average - 3.67 per rd / (83rd) / Total Birdies - 235; Sand Saves - 57.4% / (17th); All-Around Rank - 651 / (61st).

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