From Doug Ferguson's story, after Tiger slaughtered Sabbatini for the second time this year:
Sabbatini took five to reach the green and made double bogey, and as he walked toward the 10th tee, a spectator said: "Hey, Rory, still think Tiger is beatable?"Ahhh, he can dish it and he may continue to!
Sabbatini turned and glared. He barked at a police officer and demanded — with an obscenity thrown in — that the fan be taken "out of here."
Asked if he would temper his comments in the future, Sabbatini looked indignant.Meanwhile, check out this exchange after the round:
"Why?" he said. "I hope I inspire him and play well enough that I can give him a good challenge."
Q. The guy on the 9th hole, I guess you pointed him out and they led him off, was that just -- he didn't seem to be that -- he didn't curse or anything.
RORY SABBATINI: Well, you know, the situation is we're out here to do our job. Let us do our job. You know, even on 18 there, the guys being very insulting towards Kenny Perry's first putt. Have a little bit of decorum and a little bit of class out there. That's the way it's supposed to be. But I guess a few too many beers were talking.
Q. What do you think of Tiger's game now?
RORY SABBATINI: Today he played significantly better than he did in the final round at Wachovia. He struck the ball better. He made all the shots he needed to. You know, he was definitely playing a lot better golf today than five, six weeks ago, whatever that was.
Q. Did you wear the belt with the skull for inspiration for yourself?
RORY SABBATINI: No, just like the belt.
Q. It's pretty cool.
RORY SABBATINI: Thanks.
Could we ask our questions in the form of a question instead of gushing praise for skull cap belt buckles?