Rory Sabbatini US Masters Golfers

South African golfer, Rory Sabbatini, has caused quite a stir on the PGA Tour with his recent chirps at world number one, Tiger Woods. He claimed that the 12-time Major champion was “more beatable than ever”, although at the time he lost to the legend by five stokes!
Although he had the golfing public in a furore over his bold comments, Woods did not seem too miffed and the two golfers appear to have a good working relationship. In fact, just before the start of the 2007 US Open Sabbatini made a point of walking across to Woods on the practice green at Oakmont to share a few words with the then expectant new father, and after a brief chat, the pair shared a joke and exchanged handshakes.
The rebel of the tour has had a stellar year on the fairways, and walked the walk by winning the Colonial in a sudden death playoff with the no. 3 ranked player in the world, Jim Furyk recently.
He has been languishing at the top of the leaderboards in 2007, posting a tied second place at the Masters and a couple of tied thirds at some of the other PGA tour events.
Rory Sabbatini, US Masters golfer, quite clearly wants to dethrone the dominating Woods, and his recent form has proved that he does have the pedigree to give the maestro of golf a bit of a challenge. This could just be the right time for his quest for Tiger’s throne, as Tiger’s mind is surely occupied with his new daughter, Sam.
Sabbatini turned professional in 1998 and joined the PGA tour a year later, becoming the youngest member of the tour for 1999. Following his maiden victory on the US tour in 2000, Sabbatini had a solid year in the States and crossed the $1 million mark in career earnings. To date, he holds four wins on the tour and in 2006 he finished 12th on the money list.
He best results at the Majors are:

  • US Masters – T2 in 2007
  • US Open – T51 in 2007
  • British Open – T26 in 2006
  • PGA Championships – 68th in 2003

Rory Sabbatini, US Masters golfer? He certainly has the confidence, and his form going into the 2009 US Masters at Augusta is looking good, but can he really give the best golfer in the world a run? All will be revealed in April 2009.