So, the 2012 golf season is behind us.
Yes, there are a few events on the PGA Tour Fall Series calendar and there will be some rounds played for television’s silly season, but as they scrub the champagne out of the carpets at Medinah, the next serious golf to be played in this country will be in January in Hawaii.
It was by all accounts a great year. We saw an extraordinary talent come together from Northern Ireland and the resurgence of a man named Tiger. Again, we saw four different players win the major championships and watched Brandt Snedeker surprise everybody and win the FedEx Cup.
There is a lot to remember as we go into next season. Making the Top 125 on the FedEx points list is now the best way to keep your tour card, and there will be added emphasis for those turning pro to quickly make a splash on the Web.com developmental tour.
Besides our old friend Augusta National, the majors go to Philadelphia’s Merion for the United States Open. Murifield gets her turn in the Open Championship rota and the PGA comes to Rochester’s Oak Hill.
So as we move forward, here are five things to file away for next season.