Golf's winners and losers from 2012

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Adam Scott lost a heartbreaking British Open and then saw golf's governing bodies propose a ban on his anchored putting stroke.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Saturday, December 29, 2012 | 1:34 p.m.

Over in the "lead story" area of, I have just posted a column by Dave Tindall of the British wire service PA Sport in which he looks back on 2012 and offers up his picks for the top 10 moments of the season just past. I don't agree with all of his choices, but I posted his piece because Europe had such a big year and it's always fun to see what people from different vantage points have to say about the big happenings in our sport.

Offering a different perspective is Jake Mann over at Bleacher Report, who put together his own list of not only the winners of 2012 but also the big losers.

The winners, obviously, are pretty easy to pick, starting with Rory McIlroy and including the likes of Tiger Woods and Bubba Watson. More interesting to me are his picks of the losers. Some of golf's biggest names suffered some of the year's biggest setbacks – and some of them made his list for reasons other than losing on the game's biggest stages.

I encourage you to click on over, take a look at his choices and tell us what you think.