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Rory Sabbatini started the 2014-15 season with 3-of-4 cuts made, entering the holiday break ranked 55th in the FedExCup standings.
The South African kicked off the new season off with a disappointing 73 in the first round of the Shriners Hospital for Children Open. Since then, he has signed for six rounds of 68 or better over his last 13 rounds. The highlight of the early season was a final-round 66 at the CIMB Classic, securing a top 10 finish, T8 when all was said and done. Sabbatini has made the FedExCup Playoffs each and every year, and gamers should expect more of the same in 2014-15. Dec 1 - 9:15 AM

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Rory Sabbatini converted seven birdies en route to a 6-under-par 32-34=66 in his final round of the CIMB Classic.

The South African's only miscue occurred at the par-3 15th hole, which he bogeyed. At the time he signed his card, he sat at 10-under 278 with sole possession of the 72-hole clubhouse lead. Sabbatini will pick up his second consecutive top 25 after last week's T22 in Georgia.
Nov 2 - 1:50 AM

Rory Sabbatini turned in a 4-under-par 32-34=66 in his third round of The McGladrey Classic to post 7-under 203 and sit two swings adrift of the 54-hole clubhouse lead.

Sabbatini arrived in the Golden Isles without a top-35 finish in his last 11 starts, so he's a relative surprise near the top of the leaderboard entering the final round at Seaside. He split 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation today en route to an eagle-3 (from 31-and-a-half feet at the 15th hole) and four birdies, all ranging 10-16 feet. He also bogeyed two holes where he missed the green in regulation.
Oct 25 - 3:36 PM

Rory Sabbatini has played in 11 Shriners Hospitals for Children Opens and is back at TPC Summerlin this week.

While he scored a couple of top-five finishes in 2001 and 2002, his recent returns in Las Vegas have been awful. Beginning in 2008, he's missed the cut on three occasions and was forced to withdraw from another. He did not play the Open last week, so this is his maiden voyage for the 2014-15 season.
Oct 13 - 9:00 PM

Rory Sabbatini returns to Paramus, New Jersey, as he attempts to tackle Ridgewood Country Club at The Barclays this week.

The South African enters the week as a tournament horse, posting top 25s in five of the seven Barclays during the Playoff era. Two of those came at this week's venue, including a share of 5th place in his 2010 trip to Ridgewood. Sabbatini enters the week right on the Deutsche Bank bubble, ranked 97th in the FedExCup standings, and will be welcoming to any and all FEC points he can scrape up. His fantastic play in this region makes him an intriguing off the radar sleeper, but don't mistake that for reliability.
Aug 20 - 9:37 AM

Rory Sabbatini has been removed from the published field of this week's Wyndham Championship.

It's a blow to gamers that need starts, but Sabbatini is currently 92nd in the FedExCup standings. A cut made at next week's Barclays would likely secure a spot in the Deutsche Bank the following week, so we'll keep our fingers crossed that he's robbing from the now to pay dividends later. The only problem is that an MC at the PGA Championship extended his drought without a top-35 finish to nine consecutive starts.
Aug 11 - 12:26 PM

Rory Sabbatini makes his way back to Valhalla Golf Club for this week's PGA Championship.

The South African is 6-for-13 in his PGA Championship career, but none of those landing inside the top 35. He ranks 132nd in scoring average, which doesn't bode well for his chances, either. It's also been nine tournaments this year since Sabbatini has landed inside the top 35. Poor form and poor tournament history lead us to the conclusion that Sabbatini can easily be avoided this week.
Aug 6 - 10:24 AM

Overnight co-leader Rory Sabbatini settled for a 1-under-par 37-33=70 in his second round of the John Deere Classic.

The absence of a sub-70 is exacerbated by the fact that he hit 15 greens in regulation. Alas, he went 1-for-3 in scrambling with a pair of bogeys while picking off only three birdies. Sabbatini missed three tries inside eight feet. Had each fell, he'd may have been sharing another overnight lead. Instead, he's three back at the midpoint.
Jul 11 - 7:35 PM

Rory Sabbatini lit up TPC Deere Run for a bogey-free, 8-under-par 31-32=63 in his opening round of the John Deere Classic, good for a piece of the clubhouse lead.

The South African has done very little in the last couple of months, so today's round is a bit of a surprise. Sparked by a red-hot putter, He went 8-for-16 in birdie chances, two of which on par 5s. Five of his birdies measured longer than 13 feet. The notables stretched 21'10" and 21'11" at Nos. 4 and 12, respectively. At last check, his strokes gained-putting sat at 3.758.
Jul 10 - 1:50 PM

Rory Sabbatini is back for his third appearance at this week's Quicken Loans National.

Sabbatini missed his last two cuts on the back end of seven straight weeks teeing it up. You can chalk those up to exhaustion if you want, but he's entering on three weeks of rest this week. The South African pulled out of last year's Quicken Loans National citing a back injury after playing his first 12 holes in 8-over-par. As usual, Sabbatini should be considered a high-risk, high-reward option.
Jun 24 - 12:28 PM

Rory Sabbatini tees it up for the seventh week in a row at this week's Memorial Tournament.

This is nothing new for the South African as his yearly schedules are littered with prolonged stretches of golf. Gamers worried about fatigued should take note of his 2011 campaign where he opened with 10 straight weeks of golf including a victory on the eighth week. More important to gamers is the Muirfield Village course history for Sabbatini, with six top 30s in eight appearances.
May 27 - 10:55 AM

Rory Sabbatini polished off his week at the Wells Fargo Championship with a final-round 5-under-par 32-35=67 and is the first to sign for an 8-under 280.

The South African gathered seven birdies to just two bogeys on his final lap around Quail Hollow Club, gaining over three strokes with the putter in the process. Among his highlights were birdies from 14'4" on the par-4 third, 34'3" on the par-4 ninth and 22'3" on the par-3 17th. He struggled with the driver all week, splitting just 22 of 56 fairways for the week with no more than six (of 14) in any round. It's unlikely his clubhouse lead will stand, but it's a nice finish none the less.
May 4 - 2:17 PM

Rory Sabbatini spun a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, ending the week at 10-under 278.

Wind was a factor in the last lap around TPC Louisiana, and Sabbatini has proven throughout his career that he can thrive in those conditions. His five birdies were only offset by one bogey, coming at the opening hole after a poor drive. Highlights included a 10'1" birdie at the par-4 fifth and a 14'7 birdie on the par-3 ninth. He entered the week 74th in the FedExCup standings and will leave New Orleans with a top-25 finish.
Apr 27 - 3:32 PM

Rory Sabbatini signed for a 3-under 32-34=68 after his final round of the RBC Heritage.

It was a tidy round for Sabbatini as he continues to enjoy Harbour Town Golf Links. He landed 14 greens in regulation and walked off the final green with 1.617 strokes gained-putting for the round. None of his conversions on the green came from outside 8'1" which came on the par-4 18th hole. The final tally of 5-under 279 will be good enough to secure a top-10 finish for the South African.
Apr 20 - 4:36 PM

Rory Sabbatini carded a 2-under-par 32-37=69 in his opening round of the RBC Heritage.

This is his first start since calling it quits during his second round at Bay Hill with a pinched nerve. He had dealt with a rib injury the week prior. So, even though his track record at Harbour Town is stout -- no worse than a T17 (2012) in his last four trips -- we were right to be concerned about today. Go ahead and dismiss your worry now. He opened with a birdie conversion from 10'4" at the par-4 first hole. He'd add three birdies going out, all from outside 11 feet, the longest coming at the par-3 fourth hole from 18'7". Sabbatini failed to find a par breaker on the back nine, but rattled in par saves from 12'7" and 14'3" at Nos. 14 and 18, respectively, to help ease the sting of bogeys at 12 and 14. He signed his card sitting three strokes off the clubhouse lead and with a strokes gained-putting split clearing 3.420.
Apr 17 - 1:14 PM