What We’re Thankful For in Golf 2009

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This year we're giving thanks to another exciting year in golf. Tiger returned from the disabled list, several young stars took their games to new heights and there is plenty to look forward to in 2010. Here's what we're thankful for most this year ... Michelle Wie finally winning her first LPGA Tour event.
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, um, confidence.
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— led by Ty Votaw — getting golf back into the Olympics.
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inspiring comeback.
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2010 is a Ryder Cup year.
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finding a playing partner in team events.
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living up to the hype.
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making us feel better about our golf swings.
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getting the LPGA Tour back on track.
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China having a World Golf Championship event.
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knee recovering.
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showing no fear against Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship.
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defying his age.
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A fitting end to the FedEx Cup.
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finding his putting stroke.
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is only 4 1/2 months away.