Rory Mario Trevor Sabbatini (born 2 April 1976) is a South African professional golfer.Rory Sabbatini was born in Durban, South Africa. He started playing golf at age 4, but concentrated on it from age 12. He was recruited by the University of Arizona, turned professional in 1998 and joined the PGA Tour in 1999. He was the youngest member of the tour that year. He has four career wins on the PGA Tour and finished 2006 placed 12th on the money list. In September 2007, he reached the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time, with a high of 8th. He spent over 20 weeks in the top-10 in 2007 and 2008.Sabbatini tied for second at the 2007 Masters Tournament and the 2007 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He won the Par 3 Contest at the 2008 Masters Tournament.Sabbatini has represented South Africa in the World Cup four times and won the event with Trevor Immelman in 2003.In his first Presidents Cup appearance in 2007, Sabbatini had a 0-3-1 record, as the International team was defeated by the United States team.In May 2009 Sabbatini captured his fifth PGA Tour title by winning the HP Byron Nelson Championship by two strokes over Brian Davis. He broke the tournament record for scoring with a score of 269 (-19), beating the previous record of 270 (-18).Sabbatini currently resides at Southlake, Texas, United States.
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