Luke Donald won the money titles on both the PGA and European Tour. No golfer had previously accomplished this feat. Yet 2011 will largely be overshadowed by other events in golf.
Ben Hogan had his marvelous 1946 season dwarfed by the accomplishments of Byron Nelson the prior year. Hogan got his revenge at the expense of Sam Snead in 1950. His US Open victory put Snead's great year in the background.
Jack Nicklaus managed to overshadow Tom Watson in 1980 and Greg Norman in 1986.
The following slides will look at what each golfer accomplished in that particular year and why it was overshadowed by other performances. Here are the five most overshadowed single season performances in golf history.
As a disclaimer, I am only looking at post World War II years