Started playing golf at age four with cut-down clubs and 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. Sabbatini's best friend, Kevin Fasbender, has been his caddie for more than four years.
2 - 2000 Air Canada Championship, 2003 FBR Capital Open
1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 13; top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average 72.07 (ranked T157th); money $381,322 (ranked 108th); best finish, 3rd, B.C. Open and T3rd BellSouth Classic.
2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 83 ; in money -16; top-10 finishes - 3; money $1,262,535 (ranked 36th); Winner at the Air Canada Championship
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 ; in money -13; top-10 finishes - 3; money $1,038,590 (ranked 52nd); best finish 2nd at the Mercedes Championships and Invensys Classic at Las Vegas
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).
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 ; in money -13; top-10 finishes - 4; money $936,664 (ranked 68th); best finish T-2nd at the Nissan Open
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).
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; Rounds Played - 93; in money - 20; top -10 Finishes - 5; money $1,604,701 Rank (41st); Best finish: Won at the FBR Capital Open.
Scoring - 70.84 / (70th); Driving Distance - 293.3 / (44th); Driving Accuracy - 62.9% / (138th); GIR - 63.7% / (137th); Putting - 1.788 / (124th); Birdie Average - 3.73 per rd / (66th) / Total Birdies - 347; Sand Saves - 53.1% / (49th); All-Around Rank - 743 / (95th).
Was part of a three-man playoff with Sergio Garcia and Padraig Harrington at the Buick Classic. Garcia won with a birdie on the third extra hole
2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; Rounds Played - 86; in money - 19; top -10 Finishes - 7; money $2,500,397 Rank (16th); Best finish: T-2nd at the Buick Classic & WGC-NEC Invitational
Scoring - 70.51 / (33rd); Driving Distance - 292.2 / (48th); Driving Accuracy - 59.2% / (160th); GIR - 64.9% / (100th); Putting - 1.792 / (137th); Birdie Average - 3.73 per rd / (50th) / Total Birdies - 321; Sand Saves - 48.9% / (101st); All-Around Rank - 806 / (108th)