TREVOR IMMELMAN FACTFILE

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Here, in a nutshell, is a factfile detailing the highlights of the golfing career of 28-year-old Trevor Immelman, the new Masters champion

Here, in a nutshell, is a factfile detailing the highlights of the golfing career of 28-year-old Trevor Immelman, the new Masters champion:
1979: December 16 – Born in Somerset West, near Cape Town in South Africa.
1997: Becomes South African amateur champion, and is runner-up at the British Amateur.
1998: Wins South African amateur stroke play championship and becomes US Public Links champion.
1999: Makes cut in Masters as an amateur, turns professional, but fails to earn European Tour card at qualifying school.
2000: Wins South African Players Championship and Kenya Open, graduates from European Challenge Tour.
2003: Wins South African Open and World Cup with Rory Sabbatini.
2004: Makes successful defence of South African Open and wins Deutsche Bank Open.
2005: Fifth in Masters and is picked by Gary Player for Presidents Cup.
2006: Maiden US Tour win at Western Open.
2007: Wins second Presidents Cup cap, but is struck down by a mystery illess. After recovering, wins the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa.
December: Undergoes operation for a tumour on his diaphragm that turns out to be benign.
2008: Becomes the first South African since Gary PLayer to win the Masters, beating Tiger Woods by three shots at Augusta National.

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