2008 GOLF.com Survey

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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
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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
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14. Will Phil Mickelson win a major in 2009? 35% Yes 65% No
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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
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12. The FedEx Cup is... 19% A hit 81% A flop
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11. Do you care that Annika retired? 48% Yes 52% No
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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
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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?
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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?
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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
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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
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5. Who had the most disappointing year in 2008? 10% Tiger Woods 41% Phil Mickelson 21% Ernie Els 28% Adam Scott
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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
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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
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2. Who is the player of the year? 61% Padraig Harrington 33% Tiger Woods 6% Vijay Sing
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16. Did you break 80 in 2008? 61% Yes 39% No 17. Did your handicap go up or down in 2008? 16% Up 44% Down 40% The same 18. Will you buy new clubs in 2009? 33% Yes 67% No 19. Will you play less in 2009 because of the economy? 77% Yes 23% No 20. Will you take fewer golf trips in 2009 because of the economy? 47% Yes 53% No