It looked all too familiar, seeing Trevor Immelman put on the green jacket of the Western Golf Association and then raising a championship trophy Sunday.
After all, the man already has a green jacket – albeit a more famous one – in his closet for winning a little tournament in Augusta, Ga.
The 2008 Masters champion won the inaugural Hotel Fitness Championship with a 6-under 66 in Sunday's final round. He finished the four-day tournament at 20 under, earning $180,000 and, more importantly, his PGA Tour card for next season.
"I've got to say, I've felt good the last few months and felt like if I could get some confidence, get some self belief, that things could turn around," Immelman said.
Immelman had won more than $12 million on the PGA Tour but only $350,549 this year, putting him in the position of having to compete against a lot of relatively unknown players in the Web.com Tour's new Finals to get his card back.
"From Tuesday when I got here, I loved the look of the golf course and felt comfortable here," Immelman said. "It was just nice to put four, good, solid rounds together."
Immelman's 16-foot putt for birdie on the par-4 18th at Jack Nicklaus-designed Sycamore Hills Golf Club put him atop the leader board.
Patrick Cantlay, 21, missed an 8-footer two groups later that would have forced a playoff.
For more on the final round of the Hotel Fitness Championship, read Monday's Journal Gazette or return to www.journalgazette.net after 3 a.m.