Rory Sabbatini made news on and off the golf course in 2007.
Michael J. LeBrecht II/1Deuce3 Photography
Wednesday, September 19, 2007

May 10: "Twenty-five percent of the guys on Tour say the player they wouldn't want to play with is me. There's probably 25 percent I wouldn't want to play golf with. You can pick your battles, but I'm not out here to make friends. I'm out to win golf tournaments."

May 10: "When people play with Tiger, they stand and watch the show and not participate. I'm not someone to watch the show. I'm there to participate to win. I want to be paired with Tiger in the last group."

May 10: "I've seen Tiger when he hits the ball well, and I've seen Tiger when there is not a facet of his game that you look at and you're not amazed. But I think Sunday he struggled. He had to battle for that win, and I think that made me realize, you know, he is as beatable as ever."

May 10: "I've seen (Tiger) when he figures it out. It's scary. I don't want to see that anymore. I like the new Tiger. I'm waiting for him to have kids to really test his patience."

May 11: "I never intended (previous comments) as a dig at Tiger. I stated that I want to compete against him."

Aug. 4: "I'm saying what I think. I speak my mind, and that's the way it is."

Aug. 23: "(Tiger's missing the Barclays) is a disappointment because 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. Obviously it's kind of backfired in that sense by Tiger skipping the first event."

Aug. 23: "Change it so that you definitely have the incentive to play all four.... (If) 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 and have to play for it."

Aug. 23: "I started being confident when I was about four. (Then I) was actually a lot worse. I've kind of toned it down."

Aug. 29: "The way I look at it is, hey, if you have something to say and you don't have the guts to say it to my face, then keep your mouth quiet."

Aug. 29: "People always say they want something different. You get me, you get something different, and then they burn you for it. So what do you want? Do you want different or do you want the usual fraternal player out here? You guys need to pick and choose what you want. If you want your generic standard answer, hey, I can spend all day long here and talk generic answer with you. But that's not the person I am. You know, if the situation continues where people continue to burn me and manipulate what I say into what they want to turn it into, I'm not going to bother talking."

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