Considering that Sean O'Hair is a turtle and Rory Sabbatini is a rabbit, I'm not surprised by the revelation in Alex Miceli's look at the man-spat that broke out between the two PGA Tour giants.
According to sources, Sabbatini spent much of last Thursday and Friday complaining about the speed of play. Eventually he asked O’Hair directly if he thought the speed of play was a problem and reportedly O’Hair said the problem was Sabbatini. Sources said O’Hair told Sabbatini that playing in a group with Sabbatini, a known speed-of-play advocate, was equal to a two-shot penalty for his playing competitors.
Steve Elling quotes Sabbatini after Wednesday's pro-am round, and he is playing dumb.
Pointedly asked after the pro-am if he was facing a suspension or under scrutiny, Sabbatini was equal parts defiant and testy. "No, that is just all rumor, bud," he said. "You are going based on a rumor. How many times do I have to tell you?" Pat Perez, the third player in the group in New Orleans, on Wednesday repeatedly declined to describe the altercation, which took place in a tee box during the second round.
"I am not going to be the guy on the front page," Perez said Wednesday at the tournament site. "It's for us to sort out."
There goes Pat's chances of winning the Jim Murray Award!