Rory Sabbatini Wiki, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Career Earnings, First Wife, Second Wife, Nationality, Tattoo, Parents, Family, Instagram

Rory Sabbatini Biography – Rory Sabbatini Wiki

Rory Sabbatini is a South African-Slovak professional golfer and six-time PGA TOUR winner. On the PGA TOUR, he has won the Air Canada Championship, the FBR Capital Open, the Nissan Open, the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, the HP Byron Nelson Championship and the The Honda Classic. Sabbatini was runner-up in the 2007 Masters and won the silver medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, representing Slovakia.

Rory began playing golf at age 4 with his father, Frank, a family doctor in Durban; his mother; and older brother, Gary. He played college golf at the University of Arizona from 1994-1998. The 1998 Pac-10 Player of the Year, Rory earned first-team All-America and first-team All-Pac-10 honors in 1997 and 1998. He was an honorable mention All-America selection in 1996 and earned second-team all-conference honors that same year.

During his Wildcat career, Rory helped lead the Wildcats to four team tournament championships in 1996 and 1997. Rory also was one of only two Wildcats to win an individual championship in 1997, as he posted a 210 to take top honors at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate.

Rory turned professional in 1998 and joined the PGA Tour in 1999. He was the youngest member of the PGA tour that year. He has won six times on the PGA Tour; at the Air Canada Championship in 2000, the FBR Capital Open in 2003, the Nissan Open in 2006, the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in 2007, the HP Byron Nelson Championship in 2009 and the The Honda Classic in 2011.

Rory Sabbatini Age

He was born Rory Mario Trevor Sabbatini on 2 April 1976 in Durban, South Africa.

Rory Sabbatini Parents

Sabbatini began playing at age 4 with his father, Frank, a family doctor in Durban; his mother; and older brother, Gary. Rory also has an older sister, Shelley.

Rory Sabbatini First Wife

Rory Sabbatini has been married twice. His first marriage was to Amy Sabbatini. Rory and his first wife Amy have two children, Harley Aiden and Tylie Jo. The marriage ended in divorce. His ex-wife accused him of cheating on her. In 2013, Amy tweeted about Rory’s “extra-curricular activities with other women.” The original tweet, which was deleted, was screengrabbed by Golf.com.

Amy went on to tweet that she is filming a new reality show with Liz Estes, wife of Bob Estes, who has been shopping around a show based on PGA Tour wives for a few years.

Rory Sabbatini Second Wife

His second marriage is to Martina Stofanikova Sabbatini. Rory met his second wife Martina “Tina” at the Honda Classic, according to the AP. At the time, Sabbatini was married to his first wife Amy Sabbatini.

“It was my first event, and I wanted to see the professional level, how they were, what’s their routines,” she said. “This is why I came there.”

Tina is from Bratislava, Slovakia. Her previous relationships include libertarian political leader Boris Kollar and tennis player Dominik Hrbatý, according to a Slovakian publication named Plus. She has a son named Simon with Boris Kollar. Kollar founded the Slovakian political party We Are Family, which preaches libertarian economic policies. Hrbaty was a former top-10 player in the world and made the semifinals of the 1999 French Open.

Tina helped Rory earn his Slovak citizenship. The idea to become a Slovakian citizen was from Tina’s cousin Rastislav Antal, the vice president of the Slovak Golf Association.

“Her cousin came up with the idea,” Rory told the AP. “This is an opportunity to bring more kids into the game of golf, because they really haven’t had an exposure on an international stage to really have someone to follow. They have a lot of hockey players, skiers, tennis players, all sports. But nobody in golf.”

Rory said that his wife has encouraged him to play for European Tour tournaments.

“My wife and I have talked about maybe playing a few more events in Europe, but for 21 years I played predominantly on the U.S. tour,” he said. “I haven’t made any clear-cut decision exactly what direction we’re going. We’re still trying to get everything organized and going in the right direction.”

Rory Sabbatini Family

Rory Sabbatini is married to his wife Martina Stofinikova Sabbatini. Rory has three children Harley Aiden, Tylie Jo and Bodhi Mac.

Rory Sabbatini Net Worth

Rory Sabbatinie’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million. The bulk of his net worth is from endorsements and sponsorships. He has sponsorship deals worth millions with Centinel Spine, Titleist, Cativa CBD and Bugatchi among others. He has made $35,808,047 in career earnings.

Rory Sabbatini Career Earnings

Rory Sabbatini has made $35,808,047 in career earnings.

Rory Sabbatini Height

Rory stands at a height of 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) and weighs 165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st).

Rory Sabbatini Nationality

The South African-born golfer has both American and Slovakian citizenship. Rory became a Slovakian citizen in December 2018. Initially, there was speculation that his change of nationality was in order for him to qualify for the 2020 Olympics. The Olympics use the OWGR (Official World Golf Ranking) for qualification and the 201st-ranked Sabbatini would not have qualified for South Africa with ten others ahead of him.

He told PGA TOUR his decision to switch nationality to Slovakia was “to support his wife and stepson and to further the sport of golf in the small nation.” His wife Tina’s family wish to further golf in her home nation. Tina’s cousin Rastislav Antala is the Vice President of the Slovak Golf Association and harbors a passion for youth golf.

“This decision was never made to play in the Olympics. This decision was made to one support my wife and stepson, getting my citizenship, and two to open the door for golf development in Slovakia,” Sabbatini said at the Sony Open in Hawaii in January 2019.

“The Olympics or anything else was never the focus of it. I actually didn’t even know I’d be eligible for the Olympics. I thought you had to be in the top 200 in the world and at that point I was like 450th.

“The added benefit is her cousin is the director of golf development in Slovakia we thought this is an opportunity to bring more kids into the game of golf because they really haven’t had exposure on a international stage to have someone to follow in golf.

“This is an opportunity to maybe open the door to getting some interest among young kids and maybe getting the government involved to start supporting a program for development.”

Rory Sabbatini Tattoo

Olympic golf silver medallist Rory Sabbatini has a three-L tattoo on his arm. While playing and celebrating his 10-under-par 61 to storm into second place behind Xander Schauffele at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the South African-born player inadvertently revealed a tattoo that sparked outrage on social media where the tattoo’s resemblance to the symbol of white supremacist Eugene Terre’Blanche’s Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging organisation was noted.

His wife Martina denied the allegations saying, “Nonsense of an outrageous nature. The tattoo is dedicated to me and I have the same tattoo just not on hand. It means LLL – love, laughter, loyalty. You can guess what those words mean, but maybe I don’t have to translate them. Our relationship is based on these principles. Better to ask first than to spread nonsense. Really sad.”

Rory Sabbatini Instagram

Rory Sabbatini’s Instagram handle is @rory_sabbatini.