First debate of the year: Best player of 2011

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First debate of the year: Best player of 2011

2011 has just started and amidst all the end of the year awards, many are wondering who will claim the accolades in the year to come.  With so many great names in the sport of golf, it is surely a hard choice. Many legends fell from their pedestal this season
whereas many appeared out of no where and made 2010 their year.

When talking about who made 2010 his year, it would definitely be Graeme McDowell. This Northern Irishmen player won the U.S Open and initiated his spree of greatness. G-Mac won the Celtic Manor Wales Open, the Andalucía Masters and also the Chevron World
Challenge. McDowell’s win at the Chevron World Challenge was simply amazing when he defeated the host, Tiger Woods, in his own tournament. This event held great importance for the fourteen time major champion as it was the last event of the year. Even though
Tiger held on to the lead, he lost in a playoff to Graeme.

Out of all his winning moments, Graeme’s best moment of 2010 was not really when he solely won an event. It was when the Ulsterman shot a birdie on the sixteenth hole during the Ryder Cup in Wales and sealed the victory for the European Team. Emerging as
the Ryder Cup hero, Graeme has claimed many awards this season. Nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the year award, Graeme was especially put in the spotlight. Even though he didn’t win the award, being nominated itself was an honour. McDowell was
named player of the year by both the U.S and British Golf Writers. Just Recently, Graeme was awarded an MBE by the Ryder Cup captain, Colin Montgomerie.

“It is a huge honor for me to be included on the New Year Honors List,” he said. “For my achievements as a professional golfer to be recognized in this way is truly special.”

With having such a great year, G-Mac is all geared up for an even more fantastic season ahead. Graeme has moved up to a career high fifth place in the world official rankings and is very near the top. Hopefully, the coming year will bring even more celebrations
for the charismatic golfer.

Martin Kaymer

Martin Kaymer won the USPGA this year, and winning a major was not the only high light of his year. This young player also topped the money list and hence won the Race to Dubai. This German player was also played an important role in the 2010 Ryder Cup for
the Europeans. The 26 year old also made news when he won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St.Andrews in Scotland.

Now it’s up for Kaymer to exceed all he has achieved in the year 2010. Truly a challenge, Kaymer is now eying the number one spot. Kaymer was in close contention with Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods to become number one when Lee Westwood took the top spot. 
Out of all his goals for ’11, Kaymer really emphasized on his wish to card a hole-in-one. With so many plans and great expectations to exceed, Martin is a likely candidate to be the best (again) in 2011.

Lee Westwood

When talking about number ones, Lee is definitely the man. This European player was named the number one golfer in the world on October 31st 2010. Westwood crumbled the five year long reign of Woods as golf’s top cat. Seeing how Tiger’s year was
going, there were a lot of chances for him to be displaced. However, Mickelson, who was number two, was the player most likely expected to topple Woods. Mickelson didn’t t avail the opportunities and Lee, despite not playing for a big chunk of the year, became
number one.

More about Lee Westwood possibly being the best player in 2011 will be continued in part two.

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