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].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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