Well, Trevor Immelman might still win the Grand Slam, but his hopes of besting Byron Nelson's streak of 11 straight didn't last so long. The Masters champ followed up his first round 78 in Dallas yesterday with a 75 today to miss the cut. By TEN SHOTS. Out of the 154 players who completed the two rounds of the EDS Byron Nelson Championship, Immelman finished 153rd. I haven't seen any clips, but what the heck, was the guy actually wearing his Green Jacket while playing or something?
As reported in the San Diego Union Tribune, Immelman said after the first round, "I felt like I was playing in another man's body." Course before the Masters, Immelman's other stroke play finishes going backwards were T40th, T48th, T65th, MC, MC, MC. I think he just forgot what his actual body feels like.
And for the record, if he doesn't come close to another victory this year, it will totally add weight to the theory I made to my friend Mark during the Masters that Gary Player clearly gave Immelman some secret South African youth potion during their Tuesday practice round.