Immelman on track for Masters surprise

Trevor Immelman’s victory at the Finals last year was a good indication of his return to form. The victory also gave the 2008 Masters champion the opportunity to complete his comeback with a full season on the PGA Tour for 2014.


The 34-year-old has already produced three top-25 results on the PGA Tour this season, including a share of 10th at the Farmers’ Insurance Open, but it’s his recent run of making three cuts in row that should really be noted.


This week weather delays forced a suspension in play in the first round of the Valero Texas Open, where Immelman shared 30th with four holes still to play. He’s off to a decent start on one-under-par and his result this week will be a good bearing on what to expect from him in the next few weeks.The video below shows him draining a 20-foot putt from off the green during round one on Thursday.



Consistent good form is a good thing to see in Immelman’s game – it indicates that he’s ready to compete again. He’s nearly passed his 2013 earnings total already, and currently ranks 95th in the FedExCup standings. This week in Texas he’ll be looking for a top-10 result to catapult himself into the upper echelons of the rankings and build momentum ahead of the Masters.


Augusta has been kind to the South African before, and his memories of winning a green jacket in 2008 will boost the confidence as he heads down Magnolia Lane in a fortnight.


Until then it comes down to tournament performance, and Immelman should produce the goods this week. It’s time for him to keep big numbers off the card and rediscover the mindset that has secured two PGA Tour victories for the man from Cape Town.


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