Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tiger Woods named Athlete of the Decade

Tiger Woods has been voted Athlete of the Decade by members of the Associated Press, a worldwide news agency which supplies newspapers, TV and radio with reports.
Tiger's 10 years of incomparable golf outweighed nearly three weeks of a salacious sex scandal.
Just like so many of his 64 victories worldwide and 12 majors dating to 2000, it wasn't much of a contest.
Woods received 56 of the 142 votes cast by AP member editors. More than half of the ballots were returned after his November 27 car accident which set off the sensational tales of infidelity that have tarnished Woods' image.
Lance Armstrong, a cancer survivor who won the Tour de France six times this decade, finished second with 33 votes, followed by tennis Grand Slam champion Roger Federer with 25 votes.
Woods had more US PGA Tour titles in one decade than all but four of golf's greatest players won in their careers.
+According to the Daily Telegraph website, Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods' wife, has made up her mind to divorce him and plans to make their separation permanent in the New Year.
The former Swedish swimwear model, is "not going to be one of these 'stand by your man' women", an unnamed friend told the US television news station MSNBC.
"She's a strong woman, this is beyond embarrassing, and she has a daughter and son she has to think about, who will know about this one day."



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