Enjoyed a superb amateur career, finishing runner-up in the 1997 U.S. Junior Amateur. . .Won the 1998 U.S. Amateur Public Links. . . Ever since he started swinging a club at the age of five, Immelman has not only wanted to be a golf professional but also to be the best. . . He followed in the footsteps of his older brother, Mark, a teaching professional, who is still and has always been his coach. Was off scratch at the age of 12 and played the African Junior Golf Association Tour from 13 to 17. . . In 1996, made the South African team at the age of 17 and played in the Eisenhower Trophy in Chile. Perhaps 1997 was his defining year when he lost in three finals, the Amateur Championship at Royal St George's, the New Zealand Amateur, and the U. S. Junior. Won the 2000 Vodacom Players Championship in his native South Africa. . . Won the 1996 PGA Junior Championship. . . Naturally a lefthander but plays right-handed.
European Challenge Tour
1 - 2000 Tusher Kenya Open
3 - 2003 & 2004 South African Airways Open, Deutsche Bank - SAP Open
South African Tour
2000 Vodacom Players Championship
2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 17; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.34 (ranked T80th); money ?222,243 or £138,181 (ranked 88th); best finish, T8th, Trophee Lancome and 8th at Dubai Desert Classic.
2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 24; top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average 70.67 (ranked 10th); money ?1,064,085 or £678,474 (ranked 14th); best finish, 2nd Novotel Perrier Open de France and Volvo Scandinavian Masters.
2003 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 19; top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average 70.86 (ranked 21st); money ?1,007,778 or £702,632 (ranked 23rd); Winner, 2003 South African Airways Open.
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