Trevor Immelman announced as Presidents Cup captain for 2021

April 7, 2020
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Trevor Immelman has been named Presidents Cup captain for the International side for the 2021 event at Quail Hallow Club in Charlotte, N.C.

At 40 years old (he’ll be 41 at the time of competition) the former Masters champion is the youngest captain for either side in the event’s 26-year history. Immelman was an assistant captain to Ernie Els during last year’s near-miss at Royal Melbourne and joins fellow countrymen Els and Gary Player as South Africans to serve as captain for the International team.

A captain for the American team has not yet been announced.

Immelman was a member of two Presidents Cup teams in the 2000s — 2005 and 2007 — and owns a 1-6-1 career record in the event. He’s now tasked with reversing the poor fortunes of an International squad that owns just one outright victory in the history of the event.

“You could say the Presidents Cup was a huge part of launching my PGA Tour career. Being a captain now is an amazing honor,” Immelman said, according to Golf Channel. “For me to now lead the International team is something that is going to be one of the highlights of my career, and something that I can’t wait for.”

Immelman is currently in the midst of his inaugural season as an analyst for CBS Sports and Golf Channel as he takes a step back from competitive golf. The two-time PGA Tour winner’s last win worldwide came on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2013.

The Presidents Cup is scheduled to begin Sept. 30 2021.

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