Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Golf: Trevor's Delight as Tiger Is Tamed

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Golf: Trevor's Delight as Tiger Is Tamed

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TREVOR IMMELMAN is not sure he will ever win another major - but he knows the one he has is very, very special.

The 28-year-old South African's thrill at becoming Masters champion was all the greater because of who was second.

Tiger Woods set out in 2008 with the stated intention of accomplishing golf's first grand slam of all four majors in one year and by winning his first four tournaments, making it seven in a row, nobody was disputing him.

But Immelman, never previously even close to capturing one of the four, led from start to finish at Augusta National. He remains, though, in total awe of Woods.

"The guy boggles my mind," he said. "I'm an avid sports fan and I study top sportsmen.

"This guy is frightening in what he gets done and how he gets it done and the ease in which he gets it done. To win 13 majors at the age of 32 is just frightening.

"It's just crazy to think how many he's going to get to.

"To win a major while he's playing - and he's playing at his peak - it's a hell of an achievement. …

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