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FOXSports.com senior golf writer Robert Lusetich looks back on golf in 2012.
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This is probably set at -- -- front of sports dot com. And I'm looking back at 2012. To me it was the year the my ages. And the year that Rory McIlroy kind of -- age as the the best player in the world. This late in my ages going back to oh Augusta who'll ever forget. -- -- shot that Bubba Watson hit a gap wedge from fifty yards around the trees to when the mosque that is when the green jacket and emotional victory for an emotional player. And then the US open -- -- seemingly having its you know in his grasp. But Webb Simpson coming up and winning his this might just. And really portend well to the the young. American players in a time when when European players and global players have been dominating the good time. And that in the British Open. Perhaps I think the most dramatic of -- -- full four up with -- apply and somehow. Collapses down the stretch and Ernie Els -- -- people many years removed from his -- my agent. Wins imagine that perhaps many thought he wasn't gonna get. And then to key while on the PG today and one -- just two to force from Rory McIlroy. And off -- that he went from strength to strength. Five big wins in 2012 Rory McIlroy. Certainly the number one pliable so long why Tiger Woods and Luke O'Donnell to close in a battle for second but -- is not a question. Number one player in the world is at the end of 2012. And then as the young northern irishman Rory McIlroy.