Okay for just a day anyway. Karen Crouse with the details of a row between hotheads Vijay Singh and Rory Sabbatini during round three of the Sony Open.
According to volunteers who said they witnessed the incident, Singh, just after missing a 6-foot par put on the first hole of his third round, swore at Doran for moving while he had lined it up. When Sabbatini spoke up in defense of Doran, Singh swore at him loudly enough for volunteer marshals near the gallery ropes to hear. Singh and Sabbatini continued to jaw at each other. A security volunteer, Alan Awana, said he had never seen anything like it in his more than two decades working on the tournament.
Mark Russell wisely told Sabbatini to take his case to Ponte Vedra...via email, kindly sparing some VP of listening to a whining millionaire.
Mark Russell, the PGA Tour vice president for rules, competition and administration, said Sabbatini complained about Singh’s behavior. He said he told him to send an e-mail containing “whatever he had to say” to the PGA Tour Competitions department.
After signing for a 69 and a 72-hole score of five-under 275, Sabbatini would not say whether he had acted on Russell’s advice.
“That’s between me and the tour,” Sabbatini said. He confirmed the facts of the story provided by the volunteers and said: “The only thing I told Vijay is whatever he was saying to my caddie is inappropriate. I was just sticking up for my caddie, who doesn’t deserve to be talked to in that manner.”