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2011 Preview: Top 10 Euro Storylines

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Jose Maria Olazabal is expected to be announced as 2012 European Ryder Cup captain. Will his health permit him to take the job?

Lee Westwood's took the top spot in the world rankings in 2010, but how long will it last?
Jose Maria Olazabal is expected to be announced as 2012 European Ryder Cup captain. Will his health permit him to take the job?
Thomas Bjorn will be trying to qualify for the Open Championship at Royal St George’s, seven years after three shots from a bunker at the 16th cost him the title.
England's Mark Roe smiles as he walks to 18th green holding his broken club during the second round of the 2006 Scandinavian Masters.  Roe will be at Royal St George’s as a coach, not a player. It will be an emotional return for the man who lost his chance of winning the Open Championship because of a scorecard mix-up with Jesper Parnevik.
Scotland’s Elliot Saltman (left) had been under a cloud since he was accused of “cheating” on the 2010 Challenge Tour. He got his card at Euro Q-School but might not get full use of it. He was banned for 3 months on Wednesday. Saltman is seen here with his brother, Lloyd.
European Tour players in 2010 dominated the global golf scene with victories at the Ryder Cup, the U.S. Open, PGA Championship and Open Championship.
Rickie Fowler celebrates after Team USA's victory at the 2009 Walker Cup.
Lee Westwood tees off during the final round of the Dubai World Championship, which is held for the final time in 2011. Where will Europe’s Tour Championship end up?
Simon Khan accepts the trophy from George O'Grady, European Tour Chief Executive, at the BMW PGA Championship. Europe’s top players haven’t always supported the BMW PGA Championship, the Euro Tour’s flagship event. The course has been tweaked following Ernie Els’ reconstruction last year.  Will it be enough to attract Europe’s elite back to the only tournament played at Euro Tour HQ?