Masters Champion Trevor Immelman
will join Americans Matt Kuchar
and Gary Woodland
as part of 'Team World' in the inaugural Canada Cup Match to take place at Ashburn Golf Club – New Course in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Monday, June 30, 2014.
The Canada Cup is part of GOLFest Nova Scotia, a week-long celebration of national pride and all things golf in Canada that will also feature a Web.com Tour event, the Nova Scotia Open, from June 29 to July 6.
Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, Immelman has eleven worldwide victories. He is a two-time champion on the PGA TOUR, three-time champion on the European Tour and five-time champion on the Sunshine Tour (South Africa). In 2013, Immelman won the first event of the Web.com Tour Finals at the Hotel Fitness Championship in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
No stranger to international team competition, Immelman represented the International Team in the 2005 and 2007 Presidents Cup. In fact, Immelman was paired with Canada Cup competitor Mike Weir
for three out of four team matches in 2005. Immelman also won the Omega Mission Hills World Cup (now ISPS HANDA World Cup) with fellow South African Rory Sabbatini
in 2003, a feat his team World partners, Matt Kuchar
and Gary Woodland
, also accomplished in 2011.
"I am excited to represent the World alongside Matt and Gary as we compete against Team Canada in what will be a special day for golf in Canada and around the world. I know Canadians are very passionate and supportive of their country when it comes to sports. The Canada Cup is a unique format that I am sure will create a fun and entertaining environment for all. I look forward to sharing this experience with all the players and spectators as I visit Halifax, Nova Scotia for the first time in June," said Immelman.
From a young age, golf has always been in Immelman's blood. With the guidance of his older brother Mark, Immelman began playing golf at the age of five. By age twelve he was a scratch golfer. Immelman's father, Johan is a former commissioner of the Sunshine Tour and Mark is currently the golf coach at Columbus (Georgia) State University and a part-time announcer on Sirius/XM PGA TOUR Radio Network.
"Trevor is a great player who has won one of most prestigious tournaments in all of golf. The Canada Cup is going to be a great experience for golf fans and the battle for international bragging rights is going to be entertaining and hard fought. Mike, Graham and I are excited to welcome Matt, Gary and Trevor to Halifax and we cannot wait to get the Canadian crowds behind us cheering for Team Canada," said Hearn
The six PGA TOUR players participating in the 2014 Canada Cup have won a combined 20 PGA TOUR events and earned a total of $84,561,059 in career money.