A sex scandal can’t hold Tiger Woods back.
On Wednesday, Woods was named “Athlete of the Decade” by the Associated Press. Luckily, they chose to focus on his 10 years of performance instead of three weeks of tabloid headlines.
Tiger blew away the competition.
He got 56 of the 142 votes cast by AP member editors since November. Even more impressive, more than 50 percent of the ballots were turned in after his November SUV crash.
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Lance Armstrong finished second with 33 votes. Roger Federer came in third with 25 votes.
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps got 13 votes to finish fourth, followed by Patriots QB Tom Brady (6) and sprinter Usain Bolt (4).
Despite the recent media frenzy surrounding Tiger Woods, his credentials are impressive (and no, we’re not referring to Jessica Simpson).
He has won 64 times across the globe, including 12 majors. He’s won a trophy on every continent where golf is played. He lost just once when he held the lead going into the last round.
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