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
E-commerce Editor

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is Golf Monthly's E-commerce Editor.

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

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This takes the form of buying guides, reviews, supporting gear content as well as creating deal content.

This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for, at a good price.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

Additionally Sam oversees Golf Monthly voucher/coupon content which seeks to find you the best offers and promotions from well-known brands like Callaway, TaylorMade and many more.

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 single-figure handicap. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Cobra LTDxLS (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Ping G430 Max (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 3/Cuater The Ringer (For off the course he goes for Nike Jordan 1 Low G shoes as well)