GOLF.com's 2008 Year-in-Review Poll
Picture this! We combined your answers to Golf.com's annual Year-in-Review poll with some of Sports Illustrated's best golf photos of the year. Behold, your verdict on the good (Tiger's one-legged major), the Boo, and the ugly (John Daly) of 2008.
1. The hero of the year is...
50% U.S. Open winner Tiger Woods
20% Double major champion Padraig Harrington
28% Winning Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger
2% FedEx Cup winner Vijay Singh
2 of 16Robert Beck/SI
15. What will happen to John Daly in the next five years?
3% He wins another major
38% He gets banned from the PGA Tour
40% He straightens himself out and keeps his card
19% He dies
3 of 16Robert Beck/SI
14. Will Phil Mickelson win a major in 2009?
4 of 16Robert Beck/SI
13. Who will be named the U.S. Ryder Cup Captain for 2010?
34% Paul Azinger
32% Fred Couples
22% Corey Pavin
12% Davis Love III
5 of 16Fred Vuich/SI
12. The FedEx Cup is...
19% A hit
81% A flop
6 of 16Fred Vuich/SI
11. Do you care that Annika retired?
7 of 16Fred Vuich/SI
10. Who is the PGA Tour's best non-native-English-speaking player?
68% Sergio Garcia
7% Angel Cabrera
4% Andres Romero
21% Boo Weekley
8 of 16Mike Ehrmann/SI
9. Who is the LPGA's best non-native-English-speaking player?
23% Annika Sorenstam
61% Lorena Ochoa
6% Se Ri Pak
10% Can you ask that question in Korean, please?
9 of 16Robert Beck/SI
8. How many winners of this year's LPGA majors can you name?
10% All of them
70% One, Lorena Ochoa
16% What are the LPGA majors?
4% What's the LPGA?
10 of 16Robert Beck/SI
7. What was the highlight of the year?
35% U.S. regains the Ryder Cup
49% Tiger wins the U.S. Open on one leg
9% Greg Norman rolls back the years at the British Open
7% Padraig Harrington wins two majors
11 of 16Fred Vuich/SI
6. What is Michelle Wie's biggest problem?
30% She needs to play the LPGA Tour
5% She needs to straighten out her swing
65% She needs to fire her parents
12 of 16John Biever/SI
5. Who had the most disappointing year in 2008?
10% Tiger Woods
41% Phil Mickelson
21% Ernie Els
28% Adam Scott
13 of 16John Biever/SI
4. Who was the most surprising contender at a major this year?
4% Trevor Immelman at the Masters
40% Rocco Mediate at the U.S. Open
55% Greg Norman at the British Open
1% Ben Curtis at the PGA
14 of 16Fred Vuich/SI
3. The goat of the year is...
39% Major flop Phil Mickelson
14% Losing Ryder Cup captain Nick Faldo
27% Final round flop Sergio Garcia
20% Tripp Isenhour, who was charged with killing a bird with a shot in Florida
15 of 16John Biever/SI
2. Who is the player of the year?
61% Padraig Harrington
33% Tiger Woods
6% Vijay Sing
16 of 16Ian Walton/Getty Images
16. Did you break 80 in 2008?
17. Did your handicap go up or down in 2008?
40% The same
18. Will you buy new clubs in 2009?
19. Will you play less in 2009 because of the economy?
20. Will you take fewer golf trips in 2009 because of the economy?
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