Tiger drama. Twitter drama. Rookie wins. Hurricane-fueled tournaments. Lots of newsworthy things happened in golf this year. We compiled our list of the top 10 events in men’s golf in 2011.
#1 Rory McIlroy won his first major championship at the US open.
(And let’s not forget Rory’s Twitter drama with Jay Townsend earlier this year.)
#2 Darren Clarke won first major at The Open Championship
#3 Rookie Keegan Bradley beat Jason Dufner in 3-hole playoff to claim the PGA Championship.
#4 Adam Scott wins his first WGC tournament at Bridgestone Invitational, Stevie takes shot at Tiger.
#5 Hurricane Irene shortened play at The Barclays by 54 holes
#6 Bill Haas beat Hunter Mahan after 3-hole playoff at the Tour Championship
$7 Luke Donald defeated #1 Lee Westwood at the PGA Championship and became Player of the Year.
#8 John Daly storms off course at Australian Open, banned from Australian Tour
#9 America won the President’s Cup for the 4th year in a row.
#10 Tiger wins Chevron World Challenge, his first victory since November 2009. Oh, and don’t forget his caddie drama. And the media frenzy over his comeback. And more caddy drama. And the fact that Chevron isn’t sponsoring the World Challenge anymore.