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Top 10 Newsmakers countdown


Throughout December, GolfChannel.com counted down the Top 10 Newsmakers of 2011. Golf Channel writers, editors, reporters, analysts and producers each selected their top 10 newsmakers in the golf world this year from a pre-determined list of candidates. Points were assigned based on ranking position and tallied. These are the results:

Newsmaker No. 10: Darren Clarke

Newsmaker No. 9: Charl Schwartzel

Newsmaker No. 8: Long putters

Newsmaker No. 7: Steve Williams

Newsmaker No. 6: Keegan Bradley

Newsmaker No. 5: Luke Donald

Newsmaker No. 4: Yani Tseng

Newsmaker No. 3: Seve Ballesteros

Newsmaker No. 2: Rory McIlroy

Newsmaker No. 1: Tiger Woods