14 Things You Didn't Know About Trevor Immelman

We get to know the 2022 Presidents Cup captain a little better with these facts.

14 Things You Didn't Know About Trevor Immelman
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14 Things You Didn't Know About Trevor Immelman

1. Immelman was born in Cape Town in December 1979.

2. The South African followed in the footsteps of his older golf-teaching brother, Mark, who has always been his coach.

3. Began playing golf at age 5, was a scratch golfer at age 12, and played the African Junior Golf Association Tour from age 13 to 17. In 1996, made the South African team at age 17 and played in the Eisenhower Trophy in Chile.

4. Immelman’s first professional win came at the 2000 Vodacom Players Championship in his native South Africa.

5. His victory at the 2003 South African Airways Open was an emotional one because it came in front of friends and family at Erinvale Golf Club, where he learned the game.

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6. Immelman is a natural left-hander, but he plays right-handed.

7. He became only the second South African, after his mentor and role model Gary Player, to win at Augusta National. He did so at the 2008 Masters in which he won by three strokes from Tiger Woods.

8. Father, Johan, former commissioner of the Sunshine Tour, was named Golfweek's 2016 Father of the Year.

9. Immelman married his childhood sweetheart, Carminita, on 6 December 2003

10. He competed in two Presidents Cup teams in 2005 and 2007. He won one point at the 2005 event and half a point in 2007.

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11. In December 2007, withdrew from the South African Airways Open due to breathing problems and pain in his rib cage. Doctors discovered a lesion on his diaphragm the size of a golf ball, later diagnosed as a benign, calcified fibrosis tumor. Treatment and recovery caused him to miss the first eight weeks of the 2008 PGA Tour season, before winning the Masters Tournament.

12. He currently lives in Windermere , Florida. 

13. Immelman joined GOLF Channel in 2016 and has been an analyst for a number of years.

14. he has made over $12m in PGA Tour earnings. 

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last five years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He also loves to test golf apparel especially if it a piece that can be used just about anywhere!

As a result he has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice and tips.

He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since December 2017. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five.