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2011 in review: Golfweek's best pictures

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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.

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.
Annika Sorenstam at 5 mos. pregant, held a clinic at the Annika Academy after the first round of the Annika Invitational at Reunion Resort. Sorenstam was pregnant with her second child.
An Instagram picture shot with an Iphone during the 2011 Women's Amateur in Rhode Island.
American rocker, Alice Cooper, is an avid golfer, He waits at No. 16 green during his pro-am with LPGA's Sun Young Yoo at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
Stacy Lewis kisses the trophy after winning the 2011 Kraft Nabisco Championship. The Kraft victory was Lewis' only victory in the year.
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.
Yani Tseng reacts to missing her putt at No. 17 during the final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship. She lost to Stacy Lewis, but went on to have 7 victories in the year.
Danielle Kang during the Semifinals at the U. S. Women's Amateur Championship at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, Rhode Island. Kang defended her title as U. S. Women's Amateur Champion.
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.
Ai Miyazato having fun on a lifeguard stand while being photographed in Newport Beach, California, for the 2011 Golfweek for Her edition.
Martin Laird wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. At left is Arnold Palmer and Laird's fiance.
Former Duke golfer Beth Bauer, photographed for a "Where Are They Now?" piece by Golfweek senior writer, Beth Ann Baldry. Bauer is expecting her first child near Christmas Day.
Former Duke golfer Beth Bauer posing in her nursery. Bauer is expecting her first child near Christmas Day.
Catherine Tumbleson, formerly Cartwright, in Bonita Springs with her family, Maci, top left, and Ella, bottom left. Cartwright won the 2000 U. S. Women's Amateur Public Links.
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.
Cindy Davis, Nike Golf president and her puppy Tilly, a rescue get ready for a jog near Portland, Oregon. Davis was photographed for the Golfweek for Her 2011 edition.
One of Golf Channel's lead analysts, Brandel Chamblee chats it up while being photographed for Golfweek in 2011.
Shirley Spork, one of the original 13 founders of the LPGA, watches as her putt slides past the hole during a pro-am at the RR Donnelley Founders Cup in Phoenix, Ariz.
Paula Creamer greets a couple of the original LPGA founders, Shirley Spork and Marilynn Smith, at No. 18 during Round 1 of the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup. Smith had 23 wins in her career.
Mollie Fankhauser reacts to nearly acing No. 17 during Round 1 of the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup at Wildfire Golf club at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz.
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.
 Jordan Spieth helped the Texas Longhorns to an amazing year as a freshman player. Spieth was photographed in Dallas, Texas after he played in the Byron Nelson.
Nascar driver Juan Pablo Montoya at a recent LPGA International golf charity outing. Montoya was playing in the 38th annual Daytona 500 NASCAR/Celebrity Charity Golf Classic.
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 Vanderbilt  University for Golfweek's "Where Are They Now?" story by Golfweek senior writer, Beth Ann Baldry.
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.
LSU's Sang Yi picks up John Peterson, the NCAA Individual winner, afterThursday stroke play at the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
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.
The Augusta State Jaguars repeat as the 2011 NCAA Division I Champions at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
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.
LPGA's Paula Creamer at a Golfweek for Her shoot in 2011. Creamer had 10 top 10 finishes in 2011.
LPGA's Paula Creamer at a Golfweek for Her shoot in 2011. Creamer at two second place finishes in 2011.
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.
PGA Tour player Alvaro Quiros, center, played soccer with the Airmail Rovers FC at Davis Park on Monday night of the The Players Championship.
PGA Tour player Sergio Garcia reacts to his team, the Airmail Rovers FC, nearly making a goal during a friendly game of soccer at Davis Park prior to The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Jaye Marie Green hits balls with Annika Sorenstam, who is 5 months pregnant, during The Annika Clinic at the Annika Academy at Reunion Resort. Sorenstam was pregnant with her second child.
Some fun with an Iphone App called Instagram as the greens are watered down during the 2011 U. S. Girls Junior at Olympia Fields.
Fun with the Iphone and Instagram App during the U. S. Girls Junior at Olympia Fields. The picture shows the scores in a pile that are used for the leader boards.
Morgan Pressel shows her big smile during a shoot for Golfweek for Her in her home at St. Andrews Country Club early in the 2011 season. Pressel had 7 top 10 finishes in 2011.
Morgan Pressel shows her fun shopping side at Mizner Park in Boca Raton during a Golfweek for Her shoot in 2011.--(Photo by Tracy Wilcox/GOLFWEEK)
2011 LPGA rookie Belen Mozo shot in Desert Kivas at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Ariz. for the Golfweek for Her issue. Mozo finished at 67 on the money list in her rookie year.
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 photographed at Bay Hill Club and Lodge for Golfweek. Pettersen had two LPGA wins 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/
Suzann Pettersen has a little fun during a Golfweek photo shoot at Bay Hill Club and Lodge during 2011.
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.
K. J. Choi with the trophy at No. 18 on Sunday at The Players Championship. Choi defeated David Toms 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.
The UCLA Bruins celebrate winning the 2011 Women's NCAA Division I Championship.
Yani Tseng photographed early in the year at The Mall at Millenia in Orlando, Fla. had a dominating 2011 season, including winning the Rolex Player of the Year award.
Yani Tseng photographed at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club during an instruction piece for Golfweek. Tseng won 12 times worldwide in 2011.