Honolulu – Rory Sabbatini has been playing the Sony Open the last 20 years, and this one was different before he hit a shot.
Start with the flag stitched onto his golf bag.
And when he stepped to the first tee on Thursday, he heard words never uttered on the PGA Tour.
“From Bratislava, Slovakia, Rory Sabbatini.”
Golf fans know him as the 42-year-old South African with plenty of spunk and enough game to have won six times on the PGA Tour, who played in the Presidents Cup and once reached as high as No 8 in the wor…