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Newsmakers Of The Year

Taking stock of 2011 by counting down the year's 25 biggest stories

December 2011
Webb Simpson
Perhaps only Webb Simpson saw this coming. "I knew I had it in me to be a great PGA Tour player," Simpson told Golf World (Worldwide Webb, Nov. 7). One of 14 first-time winners in 2011, the 26-year-old Simpson became the tour's breakout star, even more so than PGA champion Keegan Bradley, because of the breadth of his accomplishments. In addition to winning the Wyndham and Deutsche Bank events, Simpson was second three times and finished second on the money list. He capped the year with an appearance on the U.S. Presidents Cup team.
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