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Rory Sabbatini torched PGA West's Nicklaus Private to the tune of a bogey-free, 9-under-par 33-30=63 during his third round of the Humana Challenge to reach 14-under 202.
The South African was nearly flawless in relatively tough scoring conditions as the winds picked up today. He found 15 greens in regulation and optimized his conversions today. Six birdies on the back-nine alone will surely give Sabbatini confidence heading into this week's finale. He now has 46 straight holes without a bogey and will make a run at his seventh PGA TOUR title. Jan 24 - 6:40 PM

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Rory Sabbatini blitzed Waialae Country Club for a bogey-free 7-under-par 30-33=63 in the final round of the Sony Open to secure a top-10 finish at 12-under 268.

Sabbatini began his day on the back nine, and quickly netted three birdies and an 11'6" eagle on the par-5 18th. He would tack on a pair of birdies on the front nine to conclude his round. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that he scored as well as he did while finding just 10 GIR. The South African opened with a 64, so his bookends were solid. The trouble came in the middle of the tournament, as he followed a second-round 67 with a 74 on Saturday.
Jan 18 - 7:24 PM

Rory Sabbatini piled on his opening 64 at the Sony Open in Hawaii with a 3-under-par 32-35=67 to reach the break in 9-under 131.

The South African split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation at Waialae today. While he swallowed a pair of bogeys coming in, he also found five birdies. The longest measured just 11'2" at the par-4 second. Sabbatini is three strokes off the pace of the 36-hole leaders.
Jan 16 - 10:32 PM

Rory Sabbatini carded a 6-under-par 31-33=64 in his opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii, finishing two strokes in arrears of the clubhouse co-leaders.

Sabbatini and his love affair with Hawaii is well-documented, but it's been some time since he's enjoyed his stay, at least inside the ropes. He hasn't cracked the top 25 at Waialae since 2011 (T13). Today's loop may be a harbinger for a return to success. He went 7-for-14 in birdie opportunities, four of which falling from outside 12 feet. The set included conversions from 21'1" and 28'8" at Nos. 14 and 17, respectively. Sabbatini's only miscue was a bogey-4 at the eighth hole where he short-sided his tee ball into a greenside bunker.
Jan 15 - 5:28 PM

Rory Sabbatini owns two runner-up finishes in the Sony Open and returns to Waialae Country Club for this week's edition.

Sabbatini has competed in this tournament 16 times in the past, making the cut on 11 occasions. While his recent trend has been poor in this event, digressing from a T13 in 2011 to a T29, T59 and MC in his last three attempts, he still has some value in DFS games. He tied for eighth in the CIMB Classic two starts ago, so it appears that nothing was wrong with his game before the holiday break.
Jan 14 - 3:49 PM

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.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 09:15:00 AM

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.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 01:50:00 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.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 03:36:00 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.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 09:00:00 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.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 09:37:00 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.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 12:26:00 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.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 10:24:00 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.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 07:35:00 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.
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 01:50:00 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.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 12:28:00 PM