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Newsmakers Of The Year

Taking stock of 2012 by counting down the year's 25 biggest stories

December 2012
Donald Trump

When Donald Trump finds out where he landed on Golf World's 2012 Newsmakers list, the megalomaniacal mogul will not be pleased. After all, for sheer volume of newsmaking, the master promoter reigns supreme. Just in the last year, Trump became the proud new owner of the Doral resort, saw one of his courses awarded the 2017 U.S. Women's Open and opened the world-class Trump International GL near Aberdeen, Scotland. Of more interest for the game at large, Trump appears to be one of the few investors of means holding an optimistic view about the golf industry's future. Considering the state of the golf business, the sport really doesn't have a choice but to stand by Trump, no matter how awkward that may prove.
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