Trevor Immelman and Adam Scott during the 2018 Open Championship Photo: Sam Greenwood, Getty Images
He is rarer than he knows, a near unicorn among professional athletes at the end of their playing careers. But at least Trevor Immelman, who begins his full-time broadcasting career this week on Golf Channel and will make his first full-time appearance next month at the Genesis Invitational as part of the newly revamped CBS Sports team, understands and can articulate the turmoil he and all like him go through.
“An athlete is über-dedicated and singularly focused but (the playing career) is all over quite quickly in the grand scheme of your entire life,” said Immelman, who turned 40 in December. “Here you find yourself in your 30s, or for golfers around that 40-to-42 age – and let’s face it, the best players in the world are in the mid- to early 20s now – and all of a sudden you’ve dedicated your life to something, worked incredibly hard at it since a very young age, and you’re still in the prime of your life, and, suddenly, you’re...
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