Sabbatini savours emotional victory

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Three months after undergoing surgery for skin cancer South Africa's Rory Sabbatini grabbed his sixth PGA Tour title in Florida yesterday.

The 34-year-old, instantly recognisable now because of the cowboy hats he wears to protect his face from the sun, won the Honda Classic by one from Korean YE Yang.

Five clear at the start of the final round, Sabbatini held the same lead after eight holes, but after Yang closed the gap to one shot needed an 16-foot birdie putt at the 16th to earn some breathing space.