2011 Pictures of the Year\nThe best images from the Golf Digest and Golf World photographers\n\nClick the "ENLARGE" button to enjoy\nBen Crane explores his wild side.\n\nPhotographed by Nathaniel Welch\nRory McIlroy is in top form on the 10th tee as his approach with a 6-iron lands within a foot of the cup.\nExecuting an awkward shot from the straw on No. 17 during the third round of the Masters,\n\n Tiger Woods suffered injuries that would later sideline him for much of the year.\nOn his 20th attempt at the claret jug Darren Clarke\n\n "decided just to hit the bloody ball and let it happen."And it worked!\nMartin Kaymer and Ryo Ishikawa photographed by Walter Iooss Jr.\nCharl Schwartzel birdied his four final holes to win his first green jacket.\nRyann O'Toole photographed by Art Brewer.\nNick Watney photographed by Guido Vitti.\nPhil Mickelson struggled in the first round making a bogey here on No. 14 and chalking up a disappointing 74.\nCivil War\n\n Tintype photographs by Dan Winters.\nK.J. Choi was not able to keep pace with his playing partner Charl Schwartzel.\nSean Foley photographed by Eric Ogden.\nDustin Johnson was the cover subject of our September Athletes Issue.\n\n photographed by Nathaniel Welch.\nAnthony Kim brought his game to Royal St. George's and finished T-5.\nA wild drive at Augusta National's 10th hole on Masters Sunday landed leader Rory McIlroy in uncharted territory from which he couldn't recover, his bid for a green jacket ending with an 80.\nMatteo Manassero\n\n photographed by Noah Sheldon.\nCamilo Villegas escapes from a bunker at Royal St. George's.\nGreg Norman photographed by Ben Van Hook.\nArnold Palmer's last flight as a pilot\n\n was from Palm Springs, CA to his hanger at the Orlando International Airport. He made the trip with 3 of his friends in 3 hours and 19 minutes aboard his Cessna Citation X jet. At 81, having chosen not to renew his pilot's license after decades in the sky enjoying his favorite avocation, Arnold Palmer touched down in his Cessna Citation X jet in Orlando after a flight from Palm Springs.\n\nPhotographed by Jensen Larson.\nLuke Donald birdied his final hole to finish T-4.