USC’s national championship will go down in the books next to a number of descriptors, blowout and runaway chief among them. But a 21-shot victory on Friday at the University of Georgia Golf Course amounted to something else for the Trojans: a final endurance test.
View a large sampling - in no particular order - of images from Tracy Wilcox's shooting adventures for Golfweek in 2011.
Young Sergio Garcia fans, from left, Tyler Flood, Brooks Bartley, Nick Zebounicum, James Tyler, Brett Poling, Alex Freedman and Dalton Lemaster, watched as PGA Tour players, Sergio Garcia, Alvaro Quiros, Nathan Green played soccer at Davis Park prior to The Players Championship.
Stacy Lewis and her family after jumping into Poppie's Pond after she won her first major. Lewis' mom injured her leg during the jump. Jumping into the pond has become a tradition at the Kraft Nabisco.
Austin Ernst reacts to missing her putt at No. 18 during the Semifinals at the U. S. Women's Amateur Championship at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, Rhode Island. Ernst not only made it the semis of the 2011 U. S. Women's Amatuer, she was also the individual NCAA champion in 2011.
Danielle Kang and the trophy during the final round at the U. S. Women's Amateur Championship at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, Rhode Island. Danielle Kang repeated as the Women's Amateur Champion. She begins her rookie season on the LPGA in 2012.
Ai Miyazato photographed in Newport Beach, California for Golfweek for Her. The shoot happened only weeks before a earthquake and tsunami devastated Miyazato's home country of Japan. The images never made it into the Golfweek for Her issue.
Catherine Tumbleson, far right, formerly Cartwright in Bonita Springs with her family, Jerrod, left, Maci, center and Ella, right. Cartwright, who won the 2000 U. S. Women's Amateur Public Links is now an elementary school teacher.
LPGA Hall of Fame member, Patty Sheehan, reacts to sinking a long putt at No. 16 during an exhibition 18 holes in Round 1 of the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup. Sheehan won 35 LPGA tournaments in her career.
Ariya Jutanugarn, center with trophy, poses with her family, from left, father, Somboon, sister, Moriya and far right her mother, Narumon, after winning the 63rd U. S. Girls' Junior Championship at Olympia Fields Country Club. The Jutanugarn sisters had an amazing 2011.
Ariya Jutanugarn and Moriya Jutanugarn photographed during the 2011 U. S. Girls Junior at Olympia Fields. The Jutanugarn sisters had an amazing 2011. Ariya won the U. S. Girls Junior and was named Player of the Year and Moriya made it to the finals of the U. S. Women's Amateur, losing to Danielle Kang.
May Wood-Frederiksen photographed at her home in Nashville, TN., with her two dogs. Frederiksen who at one-time played for Vanderbilt University is an assistant pro at Hilllwood Country Club in Nashville.
Augusta State's Carter Newman clinches the final point to beat Oklahoma State during Semifinals of Saturday's Match Play at the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He celebrates with acting assistant coach, Kevin McPherson. McPherson is now the head coach at Augusta State.
Augusta State's Carter Newman during Semifinals of Saturday's Match Play at the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Augusta State went on to repeat as NCAA Champions.
Augusta State head coach Josh Gregory embraces his wife Ashley after the Jaguars defended thier national title at the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Gregory has since left and is now the head coach at Southern Methodist University.
The Women's Golf team early in the 2011 season at Pepperdine University in Malibu, clockwise from top to the right, Taylore Karle, Liv Cheng, Danielle Gillaspy, Grace Na, Kaitlin Drolson, Martine de Gannes and bottom front Danielle Kang.
Best friends Danielle Kang and Grace Na, both graduated high school early to attend Pepperdine University and compete on the golf team. Kang has since left Pepperdine and repeated as the U. S. Women's Amateur Champion in 2011.
Beatriz Recari shoot with Golfweek at Desert Kivas at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz. Recari posed for the 2011 issue of Golfweek for Her. Recari finished 43rd on the money list in 2011.
Suzann Pettersen having fun while being photographed at Bay Hill Club and Lodge for a Golfweek preview story on the Solheim Cup. Read the story here: http://www.golfweek.com/news/2011/sep/19/pettersen-gives-europe-major-presence-solheim/
Champions Tour player Jim Thorpe photographed during an interview with Golfweek's Jeff Rude at Legacy Club at Alaqua Lakes in Lake Mary, Fla. Thorpe was released from prison in late January after a short stint for failing to pay income taxes.
K. J. Choi celebrates at No. 17 with a birdie putting him in the lead heading into No. 18 on Sunday during the final round at the The Players Championship. He defeatd David Toms at the same hole in a playoff.
Assistant Superintendent, Zach Elias, right and maintenance crew member, Michael Hinkelman, prepare the tee box at No. 7 on Traditions course for the Women's Division I Golf Championships. UCLA went on to win.