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Masters champ finding his game just in time for second major

Trevor Immelman figured that his golf swing would come back, just as soon as he learned how to say no.

After winning the Masters in April, he embarked on a whirlwind of off-the-course commitments. He then missed two cuts, withdrew from the Players Championship with a stomach ailment, and finished tied for 30th at the Memorial before finding himself in contention at the Stanford St. Jude Championship last weekend. He birdied the last three holes to get into a playoff with Justin Leonard and Robert Allenby before Leonard won on the second extra hole.

“This year has been a crazy time,” Immelman said. “A lot of things I’ve had to learn to deal with that I wasn’t used to. The last couple of weeks, I’ve started to feel comfortable, and I felt like it’s coming back.”

Has it come back enough for him to contend at a toughed-up Torrey Pines in the U.S. Open? “Somebody is going to win, you know?” Immelman said.

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by Kevin Cunningham