HARRISON, N.Y., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Rory Sabbatini moved into position to take the lead in the FedEx Cup race Thursday by firing an opening-round 63 at The Barclays at Harrison, N.Y.
Sabbatini has been vocal in saying that No. 1 ranked Tiger Woods is beatable, but he has not been able to do it. Holding a one-shot lead over Woods going into the final round of the recent Bridgestone Invitational, Sabbatini wound up eight shots back.
Woods, however, chose to skip the first of the four events that make up the playoffs, and will likely have to make up ground over the final three tourneys. A victory by Sabbatini this week would give him a 6,250-point lead over Woods as they battle for a $10 million annuity.