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Lindsey Vonn walked Muirfield with Tiger Woods.
Five wins, rules violations, injuries and a high-profile girlfriend kept Tiger Woods at the top of golf headlines once again this year.
He rebounded from a missed cut in Abu Dhabi with a win at one of his favorite tournaments, the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. More wins followed at the WGC-Cadillac, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the Players and the WGC-Bridgestone.
Although he failed to win a major title again this year, he did end the regular season ranked No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings and rose to the top spot on the Official World Golf Rankings.
Woods had three unpleasant rules violation incidents that were highly publicized in Abu Dhabi, the Masters and the BMW Championship, though.
He also sustained an elbow injury at the U.S. Open that garnered headlines. Then, a back spasm brought him to his knees and nearly out of the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Being in front of cameras with his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn and his children while making appearances at golf tournaments also keeps Woods in the media spotlight.
Tiger Woods has moved golf to the forefront of sports media, and he will continue to be the biggest story in golf in the future.