Sabbatini keen to repeat 2010 performance at The Barclays

Rory Sabbatini is currently 23rd in the FedExCup point standings and wants to challenge the lead with a good result at The Barclays from the 23-28 August at Plainfield Country Club.

Sabbatini, who is currently 731 points behind top spot in the FedExCup rankings, will aim to repeat a performance that saw him tie for fifth at The Barclays 2010.

With $2,286,175 earned through making 15 out of 20 cuts in 2011 FedExCup events, Sabbatini has declared himself a contender this year.

A win at the Honda Classic was undoubtedly his best performance in 2011, which earned him 500 FedExCup points.

Add to this three top-10 finishes and Sabbatini has clocked up an impressive 1,175 FedExCup points.

But The Barclays carries 50,000 points in its rewards, and Sabbatini’s form has been lacking recently – his last top-10 finish was at the Wells Fargo Championship in May.

Yet he does know how to close tournaments, as he proved when he shot a final round 64 and moved 36 places up the leaderboard on day four of The Barclays 2010.

A second-round 74 did, however, precede that finish on his final card of seven-under-par at the same tournament.

The indication is that Sabbatini adapted his game to the course, and he must do the same this year at Plainfield Country Club, a course not yet played in the FedExCup.

Sabbatini will come up against defending champion from Matt Kuchar, who won the 2010 event by three shots when he carded 66 on the final day.

Sabbatini knows what needs to be done to shoot very low at The Barclays, and must keep his composure as he did in 2010 to challenge the leaders in the FedExCup race.

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