Immelman has wrist surgery expects to return in 2010


NEW YORK – Former Masters champion Trevor Immelman had surgery on his left wrist and expects to return to the PGA Tour next year at full strength.

Immelman, who has not won since the 2008 Masters, missed most of this year with severe tendinitis in his left wrist. He tried to let the injury heal with rest until it was clear that surgery was his best option.

The surgery was Thursday in New York by the same doctor who did similar procedures on Luke Donald and Jim Furyk.

Immelman is expected to start strength exercises in six weeks, and hopes to begin chipping and putting after three months of rehabilitation.