Sports Illustrated photographer John Biever’s best golf pictures of 2007

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SI's John Biever: My Fave Photos of 2007 From Augusta National to Carnoustie and Southern Hills, Sports Illustrated photographer John Biever was there to cover it all. See his favorite shots from the 2007 season. Jack Nicklaus did not compete in the 2007 Masters, but the Golden Bear did play in the Par 3 Contest on the eve of the tournament.
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Woody Austin won the Stanford St. Jude Championship, but his year really took off with his performance at Southern Hills. This birdie putt on the 12th hole Sunday at the PGA Championship drew him one shot closer to Woods and got the crowd fired up.
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Scott Verplank emerged as one of the steadiest players on the PGA Tour in 2007. In this image, he hits an approach to the elevated 18th green at Southern Hills during the PGA Championship.
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Sergio was less than 10 feet from fulfilling his dream of winning a major, but this putt on the 18th at Carnoustie lipped out.
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Steve Stricker had all eyes on him while he played with Garcia in the final group Sunday at Carnoustie. But a 74 left the American in a tie for eighth.
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Trying to take a photo of Tiger means dealing with huge crowds. At the first tee at Oakmont, fans were everywhere.
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Jim Furyk, a Pennsylvania native, was a crowd favorite at Oakmont during the U.S. Open. But for the second year in a row, he finished in a tie for second.
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It's tough to take a bad photo of the 12th hole at Augusta National, especially when Tiger is in the frame.
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Rory Sabbatini's comments about Tiger Woods garnered most of the attention, but the South African can really play. Here, he drained an eagle putt on the eighth hole Sunday at the Masters. Sabbatini tied for second at Augusta National with Tiger Woods and Retief Goosen.
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Far from the garden spot, Sergio Garcia had to hike through the flowers and the shrubs at Augusta National in order to find his ball.
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Tiger marched through the record heat at Southern Hills in Tulsa and won the PGA Championship.