Fire and Nice!?

53298.jpgCharles Polansky reports on the Amy Sabbatini's latest t-shirt...not nearly as fun as her last.
There is a definite give-and-take, yin and yang, in Rory Sabbatini's life - on and off the golf course.

Take the T-shirts that his wife Amy has designed for his large gallery of friends and family planning to be at this week's Bank of America Colonial. They are appropriately appropriate.

Emblazoned on the front is a phrase that suits Sabbatini perfectly _"Fire and Nice."

Everybody who follows golf knows all about Sabbatini's fire.
Amy or Rory? Or sorry...
At last summer's Booz Allen Classic, Sabbatini infamously played out of turn on the 17th hole after growing frustrated with the slow pace of playing partner Ben Crane.

He finished the hole before Crane and walked ahead to the 18th tee, drawing boos from the gallery at Congressional Country Club as well as the ire of ABC golf analyst Paul Azinger, who skewered Sabbatini on the telecast.

"The first four weeks after were horrific," said Amy, who tries to walk as many rounds with her husband as possible. "It got to where I was putting on headphones to block everything out."

But there's another side to Sabbatini, a blossoming PGA Tour star from South Africa, that many haven't seen. Last year, he wore camouflage pants in the first round of events and donated $250 for every birdie and $1,000 for every eagle that he made to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

"His heart's bigger than his chest," Amy said during Sabbatini's second round at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship.