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Encyclopedia > Trevor Immelman
Trevor Immelman
Personal Information
Birth December 16, 1979 (1979-12-16) (age 28)
Cape Town, South Africa
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Nationality Flag of South Africa South Africa
Residence Cape Town, South Africa
College None
Career
Turned Pro 1999
Current tour PGA Tour (joined 2006)
European Tour (joined 2001)
Professional wins 9 (PGA Tour: 1, European Tour: 3, Other: 5)
Best Results in Major Championships
Masters 5: 2005
U.S. Open T21: 2006
British Open T15: 2005
PGA Championship T6: 2007
Awards
PGA Tour Rookie of the Year 2006
Sunshine Tour Order of Merit 2002/03

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Contents

Biography

Immelman was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He took up golf at the age of five. He won the U.S. Amateur Public Links in 1998. Nickname: Motto: Spes Bona (Latin for Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Coordinates: , Country Province Municipality City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality Founded 1652 Government [1]  - Type City council  - Mayor Helen Zille  - City manager Achmat Ebrahim Area  - Total 2,499 km² (964. ... The U.S. Amateur Public Links, often referred to as the Public Links or the Publinx, is a mens amateur golf tournament, one of 10 individual amateur championships organized by the United States Golf Association. ...


Immelman turned professional in 1999. In 2000 he played mainly on the second tier professional tour in Europe, the Challenge Tour, and finished tenth on the Order of Merit. He became a full member of the European Tour in 2001 and has made the top twenty of the Order of Merit three times. He has three wins on the European Tour, and in 2004 became the first man to successfully defend the South African Open title since Gary Player in the 1970s. The Challenge Tour is the second tier mens professional golf tour in Europe. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The South African Open is one of the principal golf tournaments on the Sunshine Tour and since 1997 it has been co-sanctioned by the PGA European Tour. ... Gary Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African professional golfer generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the games history. ...


In 2003 Immelman won the WGC-World Cup for South Africa in partnership with Rory Sabbatini. In 2005 he was a member of the losing International Team at the Presidents Cup. He has been playing with increasing frequency on the PGA Tour after receiving a 2 year PGA Tour exemption for 2006 and 2007 on account of this Presidents Cup appearance. In 2006 Immelman won his first PGA Tour event at the Cialis Western Open, a result that moved him into the top 15 in the Official World Golf Rankings. He won the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit in 2002/03. The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... Rory Mario Trevor Sabbatini (born April 2, 1976) is a South African professional golfer. ... Presidents Cup official logo Presidents Cup redirects here. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The Cialis Western Open is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ... The Official World Golf Rankings is a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ... The Sunshine Tour is a mens professional golf tour based in Southern Africa. ...


Trevor married his childhood sweetheart, Carmenita, on December 6th, 2003. He withdrew from the 2006 Open Championship to be with her for the birth of their first child. He finished 2006 in the top 10 of the PGA Tour money list and was named Rookie of the Year. The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ...


On December 13, 2007 Immelman withdrew from the South African Airways Open due to severe discomfort around his ribcage area and a problem breathing. He went into surgery the following Tuesday, December 18, 2007, and doctors discovered a lesion approximately the size of a golf ball on his diaphragm. It was diagnosed as a calcified fibrosis tumor. After more tests they discovered that it was benign. This caused him to miss the first eight weeks of the 2008 PGA Tour season.[1] is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The South African Open is one of the principal golf tournaments on the Sunshine Tour and since 1997 it has been co-sanctioned by the PGA European Tour. ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Skin lesions caused by Chickenpox A lesion is any abnormal tissue found on or in an organism, usually damaged by disease or trauma. ... For other types of diaphragm, see Diaphragm. ... ... For malignant tumors specifically, see cancer. ... A benign tumor is a tumor that lacks all three of the malignant properties of a cancer. ...


Despite his health problems, Immelman recovered well to put in a strong start to the rest of the 2008 season and went on to lead the 2008 Masters Tournament after three rounds on eleven under par,(205). He went on to win the 2008 masters after a major blemish on his card due to the eleventh hole. He became the second south african to win the masters after Gary Player. He may arguably become an even better golfer than Tiger Woods. Gary Player says that he is the closest thing he has seen to Ben Hogan's Swing ever.


Professional wins (9)

PGA Tour wins (1)

// The 2006 PGA Tour was the last season of the PGA Tour before the major reorganization of the season brought about by the introduction of the FedEx Cup in 2007. ... The Cialis Western Open is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ...

European Tour wins (3)

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Challenge Tour wins (1)

  • 2000 Tusker Kenya Open

Sunshine Tour wins (3)

The Nedbank Golf Challenge is an annual golf tournament played over the Gary Player Country Club Course in Sun City, South Africa. ...

Other wins (1)

The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... Rory Mario Trevor Sabbatini (born April 2, 1976) is a South African professional golfer. ...

Results in major championships

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
The Masters 56 DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT 5 CUT T55
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT T55 DNP T21 CUT
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T53 T42 T15 DNP T60
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP T48 T37 T17 T34 T6

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
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Team appearances

Amateur

The Eisenhower Trophy is a biennial world amateur team golf championship for men organised by the International Golf Federation. ...

Professional

  • World Cup (representing South Africa): 2003 (winners), 2004, 2007
  • Presidents Cup (International Team): 2005, 2007

The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... Presidents Cup official logo Presidents Cup redirects here. ... 18½ United States – 15½ International official logo The 6th Presidents Cup Matches were held in 2005 between September 20 and September 25. ... United States 19½ - International 14½ official logo The 7th Presidents Cup Matches were held in 2007 between September 27 and September 30. ...

References

  1. ^ PGATOUR.COM - Immelman undergoes surgery to remove growth on his diaphragm

External links

  • Profile on the European Tour's official site
  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site
  • Profile on the Sunshine Tour's official site
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Trevor Immelman : USAToday.com - Trevor Immelman Biography from USAToday.com (358 words)
Trevor Immelman carded a 4-under-par 68 to tie for fourth place after the first round of the Wachovia Championship.
Immelman moved past the idle Henrik Stenson on the strength of his third-place finish at the Mercedes and is closing in on No. 11 Sergio Garcia.
Immelman is entered in the Sony Open this week and will have a chance to move up once again.
Interview with Trevor Immelman (2572 words)
TREVOR IMMELMAN: Yeah, I think there's quite a few great players who are in their mid-20s, and my personal opinion is that you're not really going to reach your prime until you're around 30.
TREVOR IMMELMAN: You know, it was a very interesting time for me because for the first few months of the season I felt like I played really well, but my short game wasn't quite up to standard.
TREVOR IMMELMAN: Yeah, it's stressful, but I think at that moment you've got to turn around and say to yourself, okay, I made the choice that I wanted to be a professional golfer and that I wanted to put all this time in.
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