Sergio Garcia replaces Trevor Immelman in next week's TELUS World Skins Game



    
    Tendinitis forces Immelman to withdraw; addition of fourth ranked Garcia
    gives popular Canadian Summer golf event two of the top five players in
    the world
    

    QUEBEC CITY, June 16 /CNW/ - Sergio Garcia of Spain, the fourth ranked
player in the world, was named to the field for the 2009 TELUS World Skins
Game today after Trevor Immelman was forced to withdraw yesterday due to
tendinitis in his left wrist. With the addition of Garcia, the event will
feature two of the top five players in the world, which also includes
fifth-ranked Geoff Ogilvy.
    "I'm looking forward to the opportunity to come back and play in the
TELUS World Skins Game," said Garcia, who will be participating in the event
for the sixth time. "I've really enjoyed participating in the event in the
past, and will enjoy the chance to visit Québec City for the first time. I
feel for Trevor because I know how frustrating it is to miss an event due to
injury, but I wish him a speedy recovery."
    "I was hoping to be part of the event for the first time, and taking my
family to see Québec City, so it's a disappointment to have to miss it," said
Trevor Immelman. "I have to make sure that I'm doing what's best to treat this
injury to allow me to get back out to play as quickly as I can."
    The event will be played next week, Monday, June 22 and Tuesday, June 23,
at La Tempête Golf Club near Québec City. Tickets for the TELUS World Skins
Game sold out in less than an hour, but fans across the country will be able
to catch all of the televised action on TSN and RDS on Monday and Tuesday
evenings (7:30-10 p.m. EST) after each round.
    "We are thrilled that Sergio Garcia will be joining us on Monday to
compete against some of the world's best golfers in support of Opération
Enfant Soleil," said Karen Radford, president of TELUS Business Solutions. "We
wish Trevor Immelman a quick recovery and hope to see him return to the greens
very soon."
    Fulfilling its promise to "give where we live", TELUS has partnered with
Opération Enfant Soleil, a local charity that invests in the development of
quality pediatric care in Québec, for the 2009 TELUS World Skins Game.
    Owned and operated by IMG in Canada for 17 years, the TELUS World Skins
Game has included many of the biggest names in the game including Jack
Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples and Greg Norman.
    The TELUS World Skins Game is also sponsored by Audi, Desjardins,
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, GREY GOOSE(R) Vodka, Québec City Tourism,
Québec Tourism and Samsung.

    About IMG

    Operating in 30 countries, IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse
businesses include: consulting services; event ownership and management;
fashion events and models representation; licensing; golf course design; and
client representation in golf, tennis, broadcasting, speakers, European
football, rugby, cricket, motor sports, coaching, Olympic and action sports.
IMG Academies are the world's largest, multi-sport training and educational
facilities, delivering world-class training experiences to more than 12,000
junior, collegiate, adult, and professional athletes each year.

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.7 billion of annual revenue and 11.6 million
customer connections including 6.1 million wireless subscribers, 4.2 million
wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. Led since
2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of
communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP),
voice, entertainment and video. In support of our philosophy to give where we
live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed $135 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 2.6
million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community
Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic initiatives. For more
information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.





For further information:

For further information: Media contacts: Dave Haggith, IMG, (416)
960-5312 ext. 120, Dave.haggith@imgworld.com; Stacey Masson, TELUS, (514)
977-8766, Stacey.masson@telus.com

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