June 24 2012
Sabbatini aces No. 16
Rory Sabbatini makes a hole-in-one on the 162-yard 16th hole.
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Rory Sabbatini just aced the 161-yard par-3 16th hole.
The ace moved Sabbatini to 4 under on his round and 9 under for the tournament. He used an 8-iron.
“Kind of joking in mid flight, I said, be the right number and go in the hole, and it landed perfect and just kind of spun left, and the crowd started to go crazy and all of a sudden it was hard to tell whether or not it went in or not,” Sabbatini said. “But then actually you could tell from the reaction of the crowd. Pretty surreal. It was amazing.”
Sabbatini wins an 18-karat Rolex watch valued at $27,650. It was the first hole-in-one for him on the PGA TOUR.
He also had holes-in-one at the Masters and THE PLAYERS Championship, though both were in practice rounds.