Rory and Paul

Catching up on the ABC telecast at the Nissan, I listened to the Paul Azinger-Nick Faldo summary of Rory Sabbatini's slow play incident with Ben Crane last year. Azinger reported that he and Rory had kissed and made up, even played a practice round together.

But unless there is someone else who blasted Rory on the air, everyone in the press tent assumed these post-final round comments were referring to Azinger. 

Q.  Was there a part of that you was worried about blowing this thing, especially as you come off 15?

RORY SABBATINI:  Well, obviously, you always hear the stories, you always hear the things after, everyone is a great commentator on golf on Mondays, oh, he blew it. This happened, that happened.  You know, I didn't want to give them anything more to fire at me.  I feel like there are a few people out there that have taken a lot of pot shots at me and, you know, it's one of those things that I didn't want to give them any more ammunition.

Q.  You said you didn't want to give people more ammunition, what basically?  I mean was it the incident with Ben last year, or was it just a lot of things? Without getting too personal, can you go into that?

RORY SABBATINI:  Well, actually I choose not to get into that.  There are a few people that seem to have their opinions.  You know, it's pretty sad.