Name:Trevor John Immelman
Born:Dec 16, 1979 in Cape Town, S Africa.
MAJORS (1): The Masters (2008). Presidents Cup player (2005, '07). South African Amateur champion (1997). Multiple wins on the European and other international tours.
Immelman was born into a golfing family, and started playing golf at age 5. His father, Johan, was previously the commissioner of the Sunshine Tour in South Africa.
The Masters Tournament (72nd) (April 10-13). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) finished 3 shots behind wire-to-wire winner Immelman (RSA), who recorded his first major championship victory. [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
Played as the Nedbank Golf Challenge (Nov 29-Dec 2; Sunshine Tr event; limited field of 12 top tour professionals). Second-placed Justin Rose (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Immelman (RSA). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, South Africa].
Played as the Cialis Western Open (July 6-9). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) and Mathew Goggin (USA) finished 2 shots behind 26-year-old Trevor Immelman (RSA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [No.4 Dubsdread course, Cog Hill G&CC, Lemont, nr Chicago, IL].
Immelman (RSA) won the PGA Tour 2006 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. He finished seventh on the Tour's money list, with earnings of $3,844,189.
Played as the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe (May 20-23). Second-placed Padraig Harrington (Ire) finished 1 shot behind Immelman (RSA). [St Leon course, GC St Leon-Rot, nr Heidelberg, Germany].
Played as the South African Airways Open (Jan 15-18; Sunshine/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Steve Webster (Eng) and Alastair Forsyth (Scot) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Immelman (RSA). Immelman became the first back-to-back winner of this event since Gary Player in 1976-77. [Erinvale GC, Somerset West, Western Cape, RSA].
Played as the South African Airways Open (Jan 9-12; Sunshine/Eurpn Trs event). First-time European Tour winner Immelman (RSA) beat Tim Clark (RSA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Erinvale GC, Somerset West, Western Cape, RSA].
Played as the Dimension Data Pro-Am (Jan 23-26; Sunshine Tr 2002/03 season). Second-placed Andrew McLardy (RSA) and Bruce Vaughan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Immelman (RSA). [Gary Player CC, Sun City Resort, North West Prov, RSA].
2002/03 Sunshine Order of Merit (and associated Sid Brews Trophy). Won by Immelman (RSA) with season earnings of R2,044,279. Mark Foster (Eng) was second with R1,110,935; Hennie Otto (RSA) was third with R877,118.
Played as the Tusker Kenya Open (March 9-12; Eurpn Challenge Tr event). Second-placed Henrik Stenson (Swe) finished 4 shots behind 20-year-old Immelman (RSA). [Muthaiga GC, Nairobi, Kenya].
Played as the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. Immelman (RSA) beat Jason Dufner (USA) 3 and 2 in the final. [South course, Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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