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Rory Sabbatini

  • Birthplace: Durban, South Africa
  • Residence: Southlake, Texas
  • Age: 32
  • Turned Pro: 1998
  • College: Arizona
  • Eligibility Code: 8

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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. Travels throughout the season in a RV with his family. Member of the 2007 Presidents Cup Team.

Career Victories

PGA Tour
4 - 2000 Air Canada Championship, 2003 FBR Capital Open, 2006 Nissan Open, 2007 Crowne Plaza Invitational At Colonial.

Career Summary

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

2000 Stats
scoring average - 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

2001 Stats
scoring average - 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-10 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 -T2nd at the Nissan Open

2002 Stats
scoring average - 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; (ranked 41st); best finish - Won at the FBR Capital Open.

2003 Stats
scoring average - 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).

2004 Notes
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; (ranked 16th); best finish - T2nd at the Buick Classic & WGC-NEC Invitational

2004 Stats
scoring average - 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).

2005 Notes
Six Top-25 finishes.

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 78; in money - 156; Top-10 finishes - 3; money - $920,988; (ranked 89th); best finish - 6th at the Bank of America Colonial & Booz Allen Classic

2005 Stats
scoring average - 70.75 / (61st); driving distance - 297.2 / (36th); driving accuracy - 55.6% / (186th); GIR - 61.0% / (185th); putting - 1.790 / (131st); birdie average - 3.51 per rd / (100th) / total birdies - 274; sand saves - 57.4% / (13th); all-around rank - 781 / (97th).

2006 Notes
In his first six events of the year didn't finish higher than 20th and had a win and two seconds.

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 83; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 5; money - $2,861,751; (ranked 12th); best finish - Win at the Nissan Open

2006 Stats
scoring average - 70.29 / (22nd); driving distance - 290.4 / (87th); driving accuracy - 56.4% / (181st); GIR - 64.5% / (122nd); putting - 1.781 / (105th); birdie average - 3.61 per rd / (68th) / total birdies - 300; sand saves - 54.4% / (35th); all-around rank - 694 / (70th).

2007 Notes
Very streaky players, won for the fourth time in 2007 and his T2nd at the Masters was his best finish -ever in a major.

2007 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; rounds played - 79; in money - 18; Top-10 Finishes - 10; money - $4,550,040; (ranked 6th); best finish - Winner at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial

2007 Stats
scoring average - 69.74 / (11th); driving distance - 289.9 / (88th); driving accuracy - 59.1% / (162nd); GIR - 61.6% / (174th); putting - 1.759 / (25th); birdie average - 3.65 per rd / (23rd) / total birdies - 288; sand saves - 52.7% / (61st); all-around rank - 614 / (45th).

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