7 Mar 2011

Sabbatini wins in Florida

3:10 pm on 7 March 2011

The South African golfer Rory Sabbatini survived a late challenge from South Korean Yang Yong-eun to seal a one-shot victory in the Honda Classic in Florida.

Sabbatini, who held a five-shot overnight lead on Yang and Jerry Kelly, made a level-par 70 to finish nine under par overall as Yang shot an impressive 66.

The Korean, made his push with birdies on the 13th, 15th and 18th while Sabbatini wobbled with a bogey on the 14th before recovering with a birdie on the 16th.

Sabbatini's victory was his sixth on the PGA Tour.