Sabbatini has fan kicked off course

Banky was stunned that he had been tossed from the course after paying $55 for his ticket.

"I figured he was talking a better game than he was playing,'' said Banky, who was making his first trip to the tournament in 15 years. "I wasn't trying to dog him. At the press conference he had, he said Tiger was beatable. I just called him on it.''

Banky then strolled away to his car.


HURRY IT UP: A storm front was predicted to come through Firestone Country Club, so changes were made to get the players off the course as quickly as possible in the final round of the Bridgestone Invitational.

Players teed off in threesomes on both the No. 1 and 10 tees. They were originally set to go off in twosomes from the first tee with the leaders starting almost 4 hours later.

After hot and humid weather the first three days of the tournament, overcast skies and a light drizzle cooled things down throughout the round.


RECORD WIN: Woods' sixth win at the Bridgestone moved him into a tie for second for most victories by a player in one PGA Tour event.

Sam Snead won the Greater Greensboro Open in 1938, '46, '49, '50, '55-56, '60 and '65, with the 27-year span between his first and eighth victories also a tour record.

Woods has now won the Bridgestone in 1999-2001, 2005-2007.

He joins Harry Vardon (British Open 1896, 1898-99, 1903, '11, '14), Alex Ross (North & South Open 1902, '04, '07-08, '10, '15), Snead again (Miami Open 1937, '39, '46, '50-51, '55) and Jack Nicklaus (Masters 1963, '65-66, '72, '75, '86).

Woods has also won another World Golf Championship tournament six times - the American Express Championship five times and then this spring, the WGC-CA Championship. Those were won on six different courses.

Only four players - including Woods, at Bay Hill from 2000 to 2003 - have ever won the same tournament more than three times in a row.


DIVOTS: Jose Maria Olazabal, who shot a record-low 262 in winning the 1990 World Series of Golf on the same Firestone course, struggled to a 314 - last in the field - while never breaking 77. ... Woods' 65 was the lowest round Sunday by two strokes. ... Woods was 40th - barely in the top half of the field - in putting.

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