Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Golfer

Tom Lehman

The scorecard of time hasn't affected Tom Lehman's impact on the world of golf. In 2011, the Alexandria native and former Golden Gopher dominated the Champion's Tour trophy case with three wins, including a major victory at the Regions Tradition. Of the 21 Champion's Tour events Lehman played last year, he finished with 12 top-10s and 20 top-25s. In his home-state event at the 3M Championship in Blaine, he tied for second. The overall success resulted in Lehman's claim to the Charles Schwab Cup (most points accrued), the Arnold Palmer Award (most dollars earned), and, most notably, the Jack Nicklaus Trophy (player of the year). By earning the Nicklaus, Lehman became the first golfer in history to be named the top player on the Nationwide Tour (1991), PGA Tour (1996), and the Champions Tour. Now 53 years old, Lehman also continues to prove that he can hang with the younger set. In the five PGA events he played in 2011, Lehman made four cuts and recorded two top-25 finishes.

Best Bike Shop Penn Cycle & Fitness

Best Bike Trail Minnehaha Trail

Best Bowling Alley Flaherty's Arden Bowl

Best Boxer Caleb Truax

Best Coach Cheryl Reeve

Best College Athlete Nick Bjugstad

Best Day Trip Interstate State Park

Best Gym YWCA of Minneapolis

Best Heckler Michael "Sammy" Samuelson

Best Hike Superior Hiking Trail

Best Ice Skating The Depot Rink

Best Lynx Player Seimone Augustus

Best Minnesota Twins Addition Corey Provus

Best Park Como Park

Best Personal Trainer Damien Rochon-Washington

Best Picnic Spot Hidden Falls Regional Park

Best place to Run West River Parkway

Best Place to Watch a Meteor Shower Wesley Park

Best Pool Hall Shooters

Best Public Golf Course Willingers Golf Club

Best Race Big Gay Race

Best Sid Hartman Moment Joe Mauer's first press conference after 2011 return

Best Sledding College Park

Best Timberwolves Player Kevin Love

Best Twins Player Glen Perkins

Best Unofficial Twins Souvenir Andy Sturdevant's "Minneapolis-Based Baseball Team" scorecards

Best Urban Hike Downtown St. Paul

Best Vikings Player Jared Allen

Best Weekend Getaway The Wisconsin Dells

Best Wild Player Dany Heatley

Best Yoga Studio Yoga Center of Minneapolis