The least publicized Masters champion in recent times has to be Trevor Immelman, the pleasant but soft-spoken South African. Immelman hasn't been in the spotlight much since his Masters win, and Helen Ross of PGATour.com explains why.
Yes, Trevor Immelman missed the cut at TPC Scottsdale. But the former Masters champion had spent the bulk of the last four months recovering from surgery on his left wrist so the mere act of competing was huge.
"I feel like there might be a bit of a tough period here to begin but I feel like it's just going to be part of the process for me to get to where I feel like I should be," Immelman said. "... It's frustrating. I'm definitely the type of personality who wants it all to happen yesterday. ..."
Immelman, who will compete again this week at The Honda Classic, had the surgery on Oct. 22. He was in a cast for three weeks. He was able to start putting just before the Christmas holidays and hitting pitch shots after the New Year. He didn't play nine holes until a month ago.