Who's who: Rory Sabbatini

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Who's who: Rory Sabbatini

  • Name:

    Rory Mario Trevor Sabbatini
  • Country:

    South Africa
  • Born:

    April 2, 1976 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, S Africa.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1998

Roll of Honour

Multiple PGA Tour and international tour winner.

Did you know?

Sabbatini was born in South Africa, and claims Italian, Scottish and Irish ancestry. He also has a UK passport and US citizenship. In 2019 he changed his main citizenship from South Africa to Slovakia, the home country of his wife and stepson.

Top tournaments won by Rory Sabbatini

2019
America
185 (-31)
$435,000
QBE

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sabbatini, Rory

Score

185 (-31)

Prize money

$435,000

Title sponsor

QBE

Played as the QBE Shootout (Dec 13-15; two-man teams over three rounds: 1-scramble; 2-alternate shot; 3-better ball). Second-placed Jason Kokrak (USA) & James Tyree "J.T." Poston (USA) finished 1 shot behind Rory Sabbatini (RSA/Slov) & Kevin Tway (USA), who each won $435,000. [Gold course, Tiburon GC, Naples, FL].

2011
America
271 (-9)
$1,026,000
Honda

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sabbatini, Rory

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

$1,026,000

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda Classic (March 3-6). Second-placed Yong-eun "Y.E." Yang (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Sabbatini (RSA), who claimed his sixth PGA Tour title. [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].

2009
America
261 (-19)
$1,170,000
HP

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sabbatini, Rory

Score

261 (-19)

Prize money

$1,170,000

Title sponsor

HP

Played as the HP Byron Nelson Championship (May 21-24). Second-placed Brian Davis (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Sabbatini (RSA). [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX].

2007
America
266 (-14)
$1,080,000
Crowne Plaza

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sabbatini, Rory

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$1,080,000

Title sponsor

Crowne Plaza

Played as the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial (May 24-27). Rory Sabbatini (RSA) beat Jim Furyk (USA) and Bernhard Langer (Ger) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

2006
America
271 (-13)
$918,000
Nissan

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sabbatini, Rory

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$918,000

Title sponsor

Nissan

Played as the Nissan Open (Feb 16-19). Second-placed and defending champion Adam Scott (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Sabbatini (RSA). [Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, CA].

2003
America
270 (-14)
$810,000
FBR

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sabbatini, Rory

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$810,000

Title sponsor

FBR

Played as the FBR Capital Open (June 5-8; formerly the Kemper Open; new sponsor: investment bankers Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group). Second-placed Duffy Waldorf (USA), Joe Durant (USA) and Fred Funk (USA) finished 2 shots behind Rory Sabbatini (RSA), who recorded his second PGA Tour event. [TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, nr Washington DC. At the time known as TPC Avenel].

2000
America
268 (-16)
$540,000
Air Canada

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sabbatini, Rory

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$540,000

Title sponsor

Air Canada

Played as the Air Canada Championship (Aug 31-Sep 3). Second-placed Grant Waite (NZ) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Rory Sabbatini (RSA). [Ridge course, Northview G&CC, Surrey, Vancouver].

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