PHOTOS OF THE YEAR

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PHOTOS OF THE YEAR

December 10, 2007

#30 - Just prior to walking off the course at the 11th hole of the Ginn Tribute, Michelle Wie chats with her agent, Greg Nared. Four months later, Nared quit as Wie's agent.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#29 - Ji-Yai Shin of South Korea reacts after missing a birdie putt during the final round at the U.S. Women's Open.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#28 - Phil Mickelson finds himself in another set of rough circumstances during the first round of the Tour Championship in Atlanta.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#27 - Central Kitsap High School golfer Hunter Hughes plays from a water hazard on the sixth hole at the Higgins Golf Tournament, in Silverdale, Wash.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#26 - When Morgan Pressel won the season's first major, the Kraft Nabisco, at the age of 18, it made her the youngest major champion in LPGA history.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#25 - During the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone, where Tiger Woods won for the sixth time, this particular shot zipped above Golf World photographer Stephen Szurlej. It came so close, Woods remarked while walking past, "Pretty close, huh?"VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#24 - World No. 1 Lorena Ochoa won her first major championship at historic St. Andrews in August.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#23- Laura Davies, the only player who has competed in all 10 Solheim Cups, plays a recovery shot from the trees during the 2007 matches in Sweden.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#22- Tiger Woods (bottom right) wins the 89th PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#21 - Cristie Kerr's only victory in 2007, at the U.S. Women's Open at Pine Needles, was the 10th and biggest win of her career.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#20 - Natalie Gulbis has been one of the LPGA Tour's most popular players during her six years on tour, but her first victory came here in July, at the Evian Masters in France.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#19- Colorful Sergio Garcia blasts from the bunker on the fifth hole at Quail Hollow in Charlotte during the Wachovia Championship.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#18 - Byron Nelson was a friend and mentor to Scott Verplank. So it was fitting that Verplank finally won the EDS Byron Nelson Championship in the first Nelson tournament after Byron's death.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#17 - Anthony Kim runs for cover from a downpour during the third round at Colonial.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#16 - Zach Johnson rips a driver from the 18th tee into the middle of the fairway during the final round of the Masters.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#15- Paul Casey blasts backward from a greenside bunker during the final round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#14 - A closer look at Sergio Garcia's anguish after missing the potential winning putt on the 72nd green at Carnoustie.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#13- Just four days after a student shot and killed 32 people and himself at Virginia Tech University, golfers paused for a moment of silence before the start of the ACC Championship. Pictured on the first tee are Virginia's Eamonn McLoughlin (center) and Virginia Tech's Matt Boyd (right).VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#12- Tiger Woods left himself what he described as a "triple-breaking putt" that would have forced a playoff at the U.S. Open. He missed and finished runner-up, just as he had at the Masters in April.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#11- Angel Cabrera and caddie Eddie Gardino walked away with the U.S. Open championship at Oakmont. Later, Cabrera said: "There are some players who have psychologists. I smoke."VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#10 - This shot of Tiger Woods during a practice round at the Buick Invitational earned the cover of Golf Digest.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#9- Excitable Christina Kim was particularly pleased after her birdie on the 72nd hole tied her for the lead at the State Farm Classic, in Springfield, Ill. Kim finished second to Sherri Steinhauer.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#8- Jonathan Moore (left) is mobbed by U.S. teammates after he holed a short putt for a winning eagle at the Walker Cup.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#7- Angel Cabrera celebrated his victory at the 107th U.S. Open with fans in his hometown at Villa Allende, Argentina.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#6- After the Masters, Phil Mickelson dumped his longtime teacher Rick Smith and tapped Butch Harmon to take over.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#5 - Michelle Wie made it to the weekend in three of her seven tournaments, including the 2007 McDonalds LPGA Championship.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#4- Runner-up Sergio Garcia just missed a 10-footer for par at the 72nd hole that would have won the British Open at Carnoustie.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#3 - Lee Janzen in the Church Pews bunker at Oakmont during the second round of the U.S. Open.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#2- Tiger Woods snaps his 4-iron while hitting his second shot on the 11th hole during the final round of the Masters.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

#1- Our choice for Picture of the Year is this one of Woody Austin's faceplant into the water beside the 14th green during the Presidents Cup.VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO ››

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