25 Dec '11, 9pm

My year in golf: Jeff Babineau - GolfWeek

Snapshots from my year in golf, and another year in my life: It’s January, it’s Kapalua, and if there is a more beautiful setting in all of golf, well, this writer has yet to discover it. The wonder of the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions, beyond the postcard-ready scenery, is that basically it’s golf’s version of baseball’s spring training. For many, there is offseason rust to knock off, but optimism is high. Everyone has unlocked the secret and is on the brink of a monster, career year. It’s Friday evening and everyone has vanished into the Maui night except for one man standing on the practice green: Ernie Els. The Big Easy had shot 64 a day earlier, but on this day had a terrible time with the putter, taking 36 putts, and posted a score 10 shots higher. We’d had an interview scheduled, and after a proper cooling-off period, he’s honoring his commitment, c...

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