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Trevor Immelman

…”This is my Green Jacket, sucka.” Or something like that.

That’s right, someone not named Tiger Woods won The Masters yesterday, a South African named Trevor Immelman held off a fairly ineffective Woods to win his first PGA Major. Up until yesterday, Immelman was the definition of consistency after shooting in the 60s the first three days of the tournament.

On Sunday, he was 3-over but by then — and with Tiger or anyone else not being able to mount much of a charge — Immelman strolled to victory; winning The Masters by 3-strokes. Of course, most of the focus was on the person who finished behind him and why he wasn’t able to make a charge (his putting utterly failed him) and is this is a sign of a new challenger to Tiger’s kingdom (perhaps)? While all that makes for good conversation, let’s not belittle Immelman’s accomplishment:

Three days of shooting in the 60s when the course was playing a little tougher than tournaments past provided him with enough cushion where Sunday’s 3-over didn’t become a huge factor. There was no Van De Velde-ian moments for Immelman (even though I was calling for it), and for that, he should be congratulated.

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