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Posts Tagged ‘Rory Sabbatini.’

Sabbatini done in by Woods in the last three holes, finishes tied for 2nd at Memorial

RORY SABBATINI PRESS CONFERENCE AUDIO

50,649 RORY SABBATINI SUNDAY MEMORIAL TIED FOR 2ND

Rory Sabbatini talks about a great week of golf at the Memorial (megasportsnews.com)

Rory Sabbatini, the 36-year-old former University of Arizona golfer from Durban, South Africa, turned in a runner-up performance is the 14th of his PGA Tour career and first since the season-opening 2010 match at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.

The runner-up round of golf by Sabbatini, who has 6 pro wins, is his second top 10 of the 2012 season and comes in his 16th start of the year. He previously posted a tie at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in January.

Rory Sabbatini drives golf ball (photo by Tom Theodore, courtesy of Columbus Wired)

Sabbatini, who tied for second with Andres Romero, posted a top 10 at the Memorial Tournament for the first time in his eighth appearance. Prior to 2012, Sabbatini’s best result was a tied for 11th in 2004.

 

Stuart Mason & Monica Steele also contributed to this story

Levin loses lead in final round at Memorial when he struggles on back nine

SPENCER LEVIN PRESS CONFERENCE AUDIO

50,658 SPENCER LEVIN TAKES AWAY A LEARNING EXPERIENCE FROM MATCH

50,659 SPENCER LEVIN EXPLAINING WHY HE NEEDS TO TRUST HIS GAME MORE

Spencer Levin was one round from winning his first PGA Tour event after leading Saturday’s third round.

He lead Rory Sabbatini by 1 shot, Rickie Fowler by three strokes and Tiger Woods by four shots in a tight top four.

Levin had played winning golf all tournament with a 67-72-69-75 for a 283, 5-under-par and a tie for 4th after running into problems on the back nine in Sunday’s final round.

Spencer Levin with media after tough final round (megasportsnews.com photo)

The 54-hole leader entering the final round, Levin shot a 75 in the final round to finish in a tie for 4th with Daniel Summerhays.

In search of his first PGA Tour win, Levin failed to convert a 54-hole lead for the second time in his PGA career. He previously held a six-shot advantage at the Waste Management Phoenix Open before shooting a 75 in the final round and finished third.

Spencer Levin places ball on green (photo by Tom Theodore, courtesy of Columbus Wired)

Levin finished in the top 10 at the Memorial for the first time in his third start. He previously finished in a tie for 33rd in 2010 and missed the cut in 2011.

The tie for 4th is Levin’s third of the 2012 season and first since he tied for 9th at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in February.

Levin needed just 100 putts at the Memorial Tournament, joining Ernie Els (2004), John Mallinger (2008) and Joe Ogilvie (2008).

Media waiting for golfers to come off course (megasportsnews.com photo)

Stuart Mason & Monica Steele contributed to this story

 

Two-hour rain delay, 55-degree temperature, gusty winds can’t stop Sabbatini, Woods at Memorial

 

(courtesy of Memorial Tournament)

Friday’s second round of the Memorial Tournament had just about everything; driving rain, a two-hour rain delay, gusty and swirling winds and a 55-degree temperature.

 

But those conditions, have to be ignored when you play on the PGA Tour.

Rory Sabbatini, Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk all had solid days and are the leaders of Jack Nicklaus’ tournament heading into the third round on Saturday.

Sabbatini is the leader, Woods is tied for second and Furyk is tied for third.

Sabbatini shot his second straight 69 for a 6-under 138 and a one-stroke lead over Woods.

Woods had a 5-under 139 on Friday. Four of Woods’ five birdies came on putts of 6 feet or less.

Rory Sabbatini (photo by Jeffrey Gordon & Austin512 via wikipedia commons)

Furyk carded a 68 and came in at 4-under 140.

Twenty-three golfers broke par on Friday, but only seven broke a 70.

 

Bradley, Steele wins Templeton Shootout

 

Keegan Bradley (courtesy of St. John's (NY) athletics)

Keegan Bradley and Brendan Steele became the first rookies to win the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples, Florida.

PGA champion Bradley and Steele shot a 13-under-par 59. They took control with an eagle by Steele on the 14th hole and a birdie on #15 to finish at 32-under 184 for a three-shot win over the veteran teams of  Mark Calcavecchia-Nick Price and Rory Sabbatini-Jhonattan Vegas.

 

Info courtesy of the PGA Tour, Radio & TV news

Sabbatini holds on to win Honda Classic

Rory Sabbatini practicing at 2008 U.S. Open (photo by Jeffrey Gordon & Austin 512 via wikipedia commons)

Rory Sabbatini began the final round of the torunament with a big lead, had to stave-off several challenges on the back nine and shot an even-par 70 for a one-shot win in the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Sabbatini sank a 2-foot par putt on #18 to finish at 9-under-par 271.

He earned his first PGA Tour title since the 2009 Byron Nelson Championship and sixth on Tour.

Y.E. Yang birdied the final hole for a closing 66 to finish 8 under par.

Jerry Kelly, who played in the final threesome with Sabbatini and Yang, shot a 67 and took third at 7 under par.

Info courtesy of PGA TOUR

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