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Individual: Rory Sabbatini

 

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The only Tokyo 2020(1) sport in which slovakia managed to qualify for the very first time in its history is golf.

 

Thanks to the 45-year-old naturalized South African golfer Rory Sabbatini. Rory will be the oldest athlete in our team, 67 days older than Shooter Erik Varga.

 

Sabbatini was born in Durban, South Africa. He turned professional in the world Golf circuit in 1998, during his career he won 8 tournaments, including 6 PGA Tour events and finished 2nd in the 2007 Masters.

 

The 20th December 2018 Sabbatini became officially Slovak citizen, A citizenship he applied thanks to his marriage with his long time love Martina. She will accompany him in the small 3 members Slovak golf team during this historic moment for Golf in the country as his coach and support, She was originally picked as caddie, but later at the NOC final delegation nomination assembly it was changed, she will be listed as his coach in Tokyo and the president of our Golf federation (Rory´s wife cousin) will assumes the duties of his caddie.

 

Just like for Slovakia also for Sabbatini himself it will be the first Olympics. He was not selected by South Africa for Rio 2016 during the return of the sport under the five rings, now he will be an Olympian in the colors of his new country.

 

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38 minutes ago, zob79 said:

If a bird grabs the ball and flies away with it, what happens? But what if a crocodile eats one of the players?

the player can drop a new ball (with no penalty) where the thing happened...

 

p.s. it's already happened in the past...more than once (the yearly tournament in New Orleans is famous because it often has alligators sunbathing on the side of the artificial lakes around the course)...

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2 minutes ago, phelps said:

p.s. it's already happened in the past...more than once (the yearly tournament in New Orleans is famous because it often has alligators sunbathing on the side of the artificial lakes around the course)...

I've seen some very funny videos on youtube featuring birds who pick up balls and fly away :) 

 

Did those alligators ever take a bite out of a golfer's ass?

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