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Golf fans know him as the year-old South African with plenty of spunk and enough game to have won six times on the PGA Tour, who played in the Presidents Cup and once reached as high as No. That changed during a ceremony in New York last month, when Sabbatini became a naturalized citizen of Slovakia, home of his wife, Martina. So I'm supporting her, and the added benefit was her cousin is the director of golf development in Slovakia, and we thought this was an opportunity. One benefit is the Olympics, though Sabbatini said that wasn't his primary motive. After a ceremony at the Consulate General of the Slovak Republic in New York, Sabbatini said he hoped playing for Slovakia would be a source of inspiration for young players in a country that has only eight other players listed in the Official World Golf Ranking, three of them amateurs.