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Biggest jerk on the tour?

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Who have you heard is/ was the biggest jerk on the tour? What have you heard about them that made you think so?
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Re: Biggest jerk on the tour?

Many people believe that Rory Sabattini is the biggest jerk on tour, due to his behaviour inside and outside of the ropes.
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Originally Posted by DuvalsBestMate View Post
Many people believe that Rory Sabattini is the biggest jerk on tour, due to his behaviour inside and outside of the ropes.
I'd have to definatly agree.
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On TV Rory seems to be a front runner, but he seems like a good guy in some articles I've read.

Great thing about PGA golf, we hardly ever read about a pro "making it rain" at a "skrip" club then busting some caps, or trying to run over the wife with a hummer, or covering up for the "boys" in a shooting, etc, etc, etc....
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I've heard some bad things about Fred Couples. Which I'd rather not believe. But it's been mentioned by a few people I know.
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Originally Posted by DuvalsBestMate View Post
Many people believe that Rory Sabattini is the biggest jerk on tour, due to his behaviour inside and outside of the ropes.
When he was in Australia recently, he gave all of his prize money to Legacy. an organisation that cares for widows and families of deceased war veterans. And a lot more money as well. He sought no publicity for this and unlike so many, didn't do it "spontaneously" when a camera just happened to be there a la PM.

Not the behaviour of a jerk in my book.
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Originally Posted by Ben View Post
I've heard some bad things about Fred Couples. Which I'd rather not believe. But it's been mentioned by a few people I know.
Well............don't be a tease. What have you heard? If you're going to assassinate a person's character at least give us a chance to know why you're doing it!
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I personally observed Justin Leonard being a crude rude jerk during a practice round at the 1996 U.S. Open. There weren't a lot of people around and I'm not sure he knew anyone was listening or watching. Anyhow, a lot of time has gone by so maybe he's matured since then. I'd like to think so because he carries himself well on the course and is a great player.
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Originally Posted by DuvalsBestMate View Post
Many people believe that Rory Sabattini is the biggest jerk on tour, due to his behaviour inside and outside of the ropes.
Seems to be an easy target, doesn't he? At least he's got a bit of personality.

Speaking of which, I rememebr years back - can't remember what year it was, but Duval was close to Tiger with a round tp play in the Masters and he said something like "with a few holes to go I'll stare into his (Tiger's) eyes and see if there's anything behind them" in a really arrogant and macho way. Needless to say, he found a bit of water and was never the same again. I might be wrong, but I sense that Sabatini's having a bit of a lend of us when he makes some of his bold claims, and I believe he was taken out of context when he made his comments about Tiger last year. Irony isn't a term a lot of commenattors understand.


I suppose you could say that Woody Austin is a jerk because he is a cheat and a liar. This opinion is based on what everyone clearly saw last year in relation to a six inch putt.
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Originally Posted by DuvalsBestMate View Post
Many people believe that Rory Sabattini is the biggest jerk on tour, due to his behaviour inside and outside of the ropes.
Originally Posted by Dent View Post
I'd have to definatly agree.
count me in as well...

Originally Posted by Three Putt View Post
Great thing about PGA golf, we hardly ever read about a pro "making it rain" at a "skrip" club then busting some caps, or trying to run over the wife with a hummer, or covering up for the "boys" in a shooting, etc, etc, etc....
indeed... you don't see that in hockey either.

Originally Posted by Lefty731PM View Post
When he was in Australia recently, he gave all of his prize money to Legacy. an organisation that cares for widows and families of deceased war veterans. And a lot more money as well. He sought no publicity for this and unlike so many, didn't do it "spontaneously" when a camera just happened to be there a la PM.

Not the behaviour of a jerk in my book.

or he could be trying to do something to alieviate some of the negative attention he was was receiving for withdrawing from the event like an ass, for no reason.
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Originally Posted by Big_M View Post
or he could be trying to do something to alieviate some of the negative attention he was was receiving for withdrawing from the event like an ass, for no reason.
(Sabatin)
If you arev referring to the Target Challenge, he assumed he wasn't getting paid after withdrawing and when he was, gave that money to charity too.
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Originally Posted by Lefty731PM View Post
(Sabatin)
If you arev referring to the Target Challenge, he assumed he wasn't getting paid after withdrawing and when he was, gave that money to charity too.
I don't care what he assumed... it was a dickish move to pull out of a small field event like that simply because he was playing like and wanted to go home for the holiday.
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indeed... you don't see that in hockey either.


excuse me??? Patrick Roy beating his wife and tearing apart the house in Colorado? Danny Heatley driving at 160 km/h through residential streets and killing Dan Snyder (his Thrashers teammate)? Mark Bell being caught and arrested for drunk driving? Rob Ramage (former Canadiens player) killing someone while driving drunk? Ed Belfour arrested for fighting with a cop in Miami? Ryan O'Byrne being arrested for stealing a woman's purse in Tampa?

Pro sports are not immune to criminals, hockey is no exception.
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Originally Posted by Pat007 View Post
indeed... you don't see that in hockey either.


excuse me??? Patrick Roy beating his wife and tearing apart the house in Colorado? Danny Heatley driving at 160 km/h through residential streets and killing Dan Snyder (his Thrashers teammate)? Mark Bell being caught and arrested for drunk driving? Rob Ramage (former Canadiens player) killing someone while driving drunk? Ed Belfour arrested for fighting with a cop in Miami? Ryan O'Byrne being arrested for stealing a woman's purse in Tampa?

Pro sports are not immune to criminals, hockey is no exception.
What I was implying is that you don't see them shooting at eachother. Sure you can always find an exception, but last I checked there wasn't a bunch of "gang-bangers" playing hockey, and there ARE some in basketball and football. As far as domestic violence and DUI's (sometimes coupled with death/injury) go, they don't rise to the same level of criminal behavior as shooting at people. Obviously none of this behavior is a good thing, but generally speaking I think there are less problems in the world of hockey than in basketball and football, just my opinion.
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Originally Posted by Lefty731PM View Post
Well............don't be a tease. What have you heard? If you're going to assassinate a person's character at least give us a chance to know why you're doing it!
Truth be told I don't remember the exact details. I am, and always have been a big Couples fan, so I'd rather not spread any rumors because I like the guy. And again being that I've only heard this as hearsay. I was merely responding to the topic to get the discussion going.
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a bit dated but.....Hale Irwin

Have heard from two different sources who have played with him at pro-ams that he did not say a word to his pro-am partners all day. Including the breakfast before the round!
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Originally Posted by U345387 View Post
a bit dated but.....Hale Irwin

Have heard from two different sources who have played with him at pro-ams that he did not say a word to his pro-am partners all day. Including the breakfast before the round!
I hear often that the consistent winners are not the greatest guys to have a pro-am round with - Nick Faldo being an outstanding example, when he was in his prime. Sandy Lyle apparently told someone who was playing with him for the first time to 'bring your Walkman', as he wouldn't get a word out of him. Not sure that makes him (or Irwin) a jerk - they both seemed to behave pretty well in general.
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A word on David Duval.

Some say that when he was winning and number 1 in the world that he was not a nice character..wrap around sunglasses, not talking to others, aggressive, obnoxious- these are traits of the best players in the world.

Since then he has mellowed with maturity although hs golf has taken a big slide. I like Duval for his mercury.
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