Immelman aiming to restore past glory

From the Asian Tour

Immelman_AsiaCROPMajor winner Trevor Immelman of South Africa believes he can still conjure a masterful performance when the King’s Cup presented by PTT Group gets underway at the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club on Thursday.

Immelman, who is making his return to Thailand for the first time since 2004, is also relishing the challenge of coming up against some of the best players from the Asian Tour that includes defending champion Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand.

“We’ve got a nice field assembled here. It’s great the Asian Tour and European Tour are getting together, in a partnership for an event like this.

“Life has changed tremendously since 2004 when I first started coming over here. It has been a tough run but I feel like I’m fit and ready to go,” said Immelman.

Immelman is hoping to rediscover the heights of his career when he won the Masters tournament in 2008 and reached his highest ever ranking of 12th on the official world golf rankings in 2007.

The South African has been dogged by injuries and health scares throughout his career. A left wrist injury curtailed the 36-year-old’s form, leaving him still in search for his first professional since 2013 where he won on the Tour.

“Obviously I haven’t been playing to the standard that I would like. Not through the lack of effort as I’ve been working very hard. I would like to improve and give myself chances to win tournaments.

“So hopefully this can be the week I can put things together and put together some good scores,” said Immelman.


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