Trevor to get 2011 underway this week in Arizona

Trevor Immelman, the 2008 US Masters champion will be making his first appearance in a professional tournament at this week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open after a fairly disappointing 2010 season.

Immelman also made his first appearance of the 2010 season at the TPC Scottsdale in Arizona, home to the Phoenix Open, after a lengthy lay-off due to surgery on his wrist from an injury which had plagued him since the end of 2008.

He narrowly missed the cut on that occasion, but then went on a streak of six finishes including a tie for 14th at the US Masters where he once again looked like the player who romped to victory in 2008.

During that time he also joined a team which included fellow professionals Ernie Els and Retief Goosen at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club where they triumphed over a team of professionals from Isleworth Golf & Country Club in the annual Tavistock Cup.

The rest of the year was less successful for Immelman as he only managed to make three cuts in his last 12 tournaments seeing him finish the year ranked 270th on the official world rankings.

However, he will be looking to put that behind him and recapture the form that saw him win not only the Masters but the 2008 Nedbank Golf Challenge too. He will face tough opposition though, as world number four Phil Mickelson also looks to make up for a disappointing end to his 2010 after winning his third green jacket early last year.

Rory Sabbatini will also be teeing it up this week and will look to improve on his tie for 44th at last week’s Farmers Insurance Classic.

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