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|Sabbatini WDs Memorial Amid Suspension Speculation
|IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Rory Sabbatini has withdrawn from next week's Memorial.
Sabbatini says he no longer needs to play the Memorial because he is exempt from qualifying for the U.S. Open. Even so, his decision comes amid speculation he is facing a suspension from the PGA Tour over his behavior on the course in recent months.
The PGA Tour doesn't discuss disciplinary matters.
Sabbatini had a profanity-filled argument with Sean O'Hair on the course in New Orleans four weeks ago. That was after mulitiple players and officials said Sabbatini spoke harshly at the Northern Trust Open in February to a teenage volunteer trying to help him find a lost ball.
The South African player shot a 12-over 82 Friday to miss the cut at the Byron Nelson Championship.
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