The ex-bikini model thrived in the spotlight, and her beau, Tiger Woods, gallantly proclaimed her nude Web photos to be fake.
The shrill USA Today columnist's endless preaching about Augusta National finally got someone's attention—Martha Burk's.
With a scrappy win at the British Open and four other worldwide victories, he solidified his standing as the game's second-best player.
Bethpage was so successful it has already nabbed another Open, and it paved the way for Torrey Pines in '08.
The LPGA commissioner bravely became the first in the golf establishment to blast Augusta National.
Two majors, another money-and-scoring sweep—in a year of parity he continued to dominate.
With 13 victories, she stirred memories of Mickey Wright and surpassed Woods as the game's most prolific winner.
With two W's, K.J. Choi starred on the PGA Tour, while five of the top 21 on the LPGA money list also hailed from Korea.
The most colorful character to make the scene since John Daly, Beem was the anti-Tiger, accessible and fun.