He’s at it again. Rory Sabbatini has taken another verbal shot at Tiger. This time, he seems miffed about Tiger’s absence from the first round of the FedEx Cup.
“It’s a disappointment because obviously the whole purpose of this new system was to try and create an atmosphere that would draw everybody to the final four events of the year,” Sabbatini said. “Obviously, it has kind of backfired by Tiger skipping the first event.”
“It leaves a lot of questions and a lot of interesting questions to what they need to do,” the 31-year-old South African said after his bogey-free, eight-birdie round. “Maybe change it so that you definitely have the incentive to play all four. Whether it be, you play three you only get 75 percent of the $10 million or you play two, you get 50 percent, make it something where, ‘You want the $10 million, you’ve got to play for it.’”
And as for Woods’ claim that he needs a break after having played two weeks in extreme heat (as did many of the golfers here), “Oh, I definitely think it’s something other than fatigue,” Sabbatini said.
On the one hand, I think Sabbatini is just saying what a lot of golfers are thinking.
On the other, he needs to remember that discretion is the better part of valor.