SA-born Sabbatini the toast of Slovakia after brave silver
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If Slovakia’s fledgling golf industry enjoys a boost in sales in coming weeks, it might have a stocky South African to thank after Rory Sabbatini earned silver for the eastern European nation in an Olympic record round at the Tokyo Games on Sunday.
Durban-born Sabbatini, a six-time winner on the US PGA Tour, represented SA at a slew of World Cups and won the team-based event with Trevor Immelman in 2003.
However, after his second marriage, the 45-year-old took Slovakian citizenship at the end of 2018, setting up an unlikely bid for Olympic gold...