2010 in review: Top 10 Euro storylines
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Much has been written about the dominance that players in Europe showed all over the globe in 2010, so it is natural for our Alistair Tait to break down the Top 10 storylines.
McDowell ends 40-year wait
Graeme McDowell wins US Open to become first European to win America’s national championship since Tony Jacklin in 1970.
2010 in review: European takeover
From the Ryder Cup to Graeme McDowell's stellar year to Lee Westwood taking over as the world's top-ranked golfer, European golf had a banner year. A look back in photos.
Little known Louis Oosthuizen wins Open Championship at St. Andrews in a canter. Has world asking who he is.
Germany’s Martin Kaymer defeats Bubba Watson in a playoff to win the PGA Championship and record Europe’s third major victory of the year.
Edoardo Molinari forces way onto Ryder Cup team
The Italian wins Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles, the last counting event in the European Ryder Cup race. Takes Euro wild card spot.
Casey misses out
Paul Casey controversially left off European Ryder Cup team when Colin Montgomerie opts for Molinari, Padraig Harrington and Luke Donald.
Heavy rain turns Celtic Manor into a quagmire and threatens to derail the Ryder Cup, confirming predictions that scheduling match in October was sheer lunacy.
Europe regains the Ryder Cup
Sun eventually shines on Celtic Manor and Europe. McDowell downs Hunter Mahan to eke out a Euro victory and take the cup for the sixth time in eight matches.
2010 in review: Top 30 pictures
Golfweek's Tracy Wilcox chooses her Top 30 images of 2010.
Manassero becomes youngest winner
Seventeen-year-old Matteo Manassero wins Castello Masters to become youngest ever Euro winner and seal rookie of the year award.
Kaymer and McDowell in Dubai showdown
Kaymer pips McDowell to become European number one.
Westwood rules the world
Lee Westwood caps of the greatest European season ever by becoming world number one, the first Euro to reach that spot since Nick Faldo in 1994.