Has anyone else wondered why Rory Sabbatini is no longer with Nike and is now with Adams Golf? Why would a golf company not want the 11th ranked player in the world on their endorsement list? Hasn’t anyone thought that just maybe Tiger had something to do with this? Hear me out.
2007 Masters: Rory is giving Tiger all sorts of smack talk and grief. 2007 Target World Challenge: Sabbatini becomes the first ever player to withdraw but still collects $170K, kicking Tiger and the sponsors in the golf balls.
Fast forward a month and Sabbatini is no longer a Nike guy. You don’t suppose it’s possible that (behind closed doors and off the record) Tiger pulled a string or two and had Sabbatini’s Nike deal axed? Or perhaps without Tiger even asking, Nike just did it on their own? Coincidence? What’s the real story?