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Sean Martin's Top 11 storylines of 2011

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Paul Goydos smiles after shooting 59 in the first round of the John Deere Classic. Can anyone go lower in 2011?

Martin Kaymer after winning the 2010 Race to Dubai. Kaymer won four times in 2010 – including the PGA Championship. How high will his stock climb in 2011?
Bio Kim, 20, secured his 2011 PGA Tour card via Q-School's final stage. Kim is one of a number of talented young Korean players that could make a splash in the golf world in 2011.
Johnny Miller (left) and Dan Hicks in the NBC booth. The PGA Tour’s six-year deal with the CBS and NBC is set to expire in 2012, so ratings will be important this year.
Rickie Fowler answers questions during a press conference at the BMW Championship. Fowler will look to add a win to his collection of accomplishments in 2011.
Paul Goydos smiles after shooting 59 in the first round of the John Deere Classic. Can anyone go lower in 2011?
Peter Uihlein kisses the Havemeyer Trophy after winning the U.S. Amateur. Uihlein's win earned the world's top-ranked amateur spots in the Masters, U.S. Open and British Open.
Hole No. 15 at Erin Hills, site of the 2011 U.S. Amateur.
Graeme McDowell celebrates his 3 and 1 win to secure victory for Team Europe on the 17th green in the singles matches during the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor. McDowell also won twice on the European Tour and claimed stateside wins at the U.S. Open and the Chevron World Challenge, where he took down Tiger Woods in the memorable final round.
Seung-yul Noh jumps to look at the fifth hole before hitting out of a bunker during the third round of the PGA Championship.
English amateur Tom Lewis finished 12th in the Australian Open, and lost a playoff in the New South Wales Open, another pro event Down Under. Lewis, the son of a former touring professional, has a simple swing that’s turned him into a dangerous long-iron player.
Tiger Woods will be the obvious focus of golf fans in 2011.