x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Tour honours Immelman

Trevor Immelman, the toast of South Africa after donning the coveted green jacket of a US Masters Champion, was made an honorary member of the European Tour .

CAPE TOWN // Trevor Immelman, the toast of South Africa after donning the coveted green jacket of a US Masters Champion, was yesterday made an honorary member of the European Tour - a traditional honour bestowed on winners of major tournaments. "I started my professional career on the European Tour 10 years ago so it is exciting to join them again and be part of the Race to Dubai," Immelman said.

"I travel all round the world and this European move has garnered a lot of interest. A lot of people are talking about it. ""After winning at Augusta I can pick and choose the events that I want to play. It has given me a lot more freedom to start playing golf outside America again." Immelman's focus shift will be to the benefit of the Abu Dhabi Championship next month. He has already played in the Middle East events in Dubai and Doha and is looking forward to completing the "Desert Swing".

"The players I have spoken to have said that Abu Dhabi is a top notch event so I'm really looking forward to making my first appearance there."