Sabbatini was set to begin his second round with Sean O'Hair at 4:35 p.m. ET, but did not appear.
After shooting even-par 73 on Friday, the Honda Classic winner had the penalty assessed on the par-4 opening hole. Sabbatini made 5 on the hole, leading to a triple-bogey 7 on the scorecard that left him 3 over for the tournament.
Sabbatini and his playing partner have a history together. The two got into a heated verbal altercation at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans last year.