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Despite Explosive Scandal, Tiger Woods Voted Athlete of the Decade (Be like Tiger)
Fox News ^ | 12-16-09

Posted on 12/16/2009 12:42:33 PM PST by carbonfeet

Even after a shocking sex scandal that tarnished Tiger Woods, it was tough to ignore what he achieved on the golf course.

He won 64 times around the world, including 12 majors, and hoisted a trophy on every continent golf is played. He lost only one time with the lead going into the final round. His 56 PGA Tour victories in one incomparable decade were more than anyone except four of golf's greatest players won in their careers.

Woods was selected Wednesday as the Athlete of the Decade by members of The Associated Press in a vote that was more about 10 years of performance

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1 posted on 12/16/2009 12:42:33 PM PST by carbonfeet
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To: carbonfeet

Perhaps sportsman of the decade but nobody in a sport that requires so little quickness, speed, muscle, stamina, leaping ability, agility, etc should be considered as the world’s best athlete over a ten year period. Golf makes baseball look physically demanding. Its on par with bowling from an athleticism standpoint.


2 posted on 12/16/2009 12:45:15 PM PST by DemonDeac
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To: carbonfeet

what’s next, Bill Clinton becoming President again?


3 posted on 12/16/2009 12:45:46 PM PST by rightbrained
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To: carbonfeet

I suppose if you narrowed the pool of candidates down to clean-livin’, god-fearin’ athletes you’d probably come up with Timmy Goodwin, shortstop for the Ernie’s Garage Hurricanes Little League team in Omaha, Nebraska.


4 posted on 12/16/2009 12:46:09 PM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: carbonfeet

Is that golf or the new Olympic event: Bedroom Sports!


5 posted on 12/16/2009 12:46:26 PM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: carbonfeet

Good thing Elin didn’t bean him with that trophy.


6 posted on 12/16/2009 12:46:39 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: carbonfeet

With all due respect and noting the general athleticism which Woods brings to golf, golf is more of a game than anything I’d call an athletic sport. Half the people who play it couldn’t run fifty yards without keeling over dead. I mean, there just isn’t that much of a shortage of serious athletes in the land to choose an “athlete of the year” from...


7 posted on 12/16/2009 12:46:40 PM PST by wendy1946 ( The claim here is that)
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To: carbonfeet

Tiger-Athlete of the Decade
Bernake-Time Man of the Year
Obama-Nobel Peace Prize

File this under PUIB (Pure Unadulterated Irish Bulls*it)


8 posted on 12/16/2009 12:49:21 PM PST by nikos1121 (Praying for -20)
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To: DemonDeac

Golf isn’t a running or jumping sport, but it is extremely difficult at the highest level. Look at how few players are able to win consistently and how many golfing “greats” only won a major or two.


9 posted on 12/16/2009 12:53:59 PM PST by Callahan
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To: Thrownatbirth

I heard on the Sports staion that the Trophy case may have born the brunt of Elin’s swing. Crystal Claret Jugs don’t react well to Irons.


10 posted on 12/16/2009 12:55:30 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Callahan

I say a trophy isn’t the only thing Tiger hoisted on every continent golf is played.


11 posted on 12/16/2009 12:56:00 PM PST by dblshot
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To: massgopguy

“Crystal Claret”, sounds like we have number 14 on Tiger’s hit parade.


12 posted on 12/16/2009 12:57:35 PM PST by dblshot
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To: nikos1121
And Michelle O as 'The Most Fascinating Person'....LOL!

Quadfecta!!!

13 posted on 12/16/2009 12:59:25 PM PST by BossLady (Tigers Wood Count - Hotion's 13!!!!)
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To: carbonfeet; Frantzie
frantzie

.. here's a Tiger thread that you haven't been on yet to accuse him of being a juicer.

Just wanted to make sure you didn't miss an opportunity.

14 posted on 12/16/2009 12:59:44 PM PST by tx_eggman (Obama has "Czars" because men with more integrity than he has still use the titles "Don" and "Capo")
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To: carbonfeet

“hoisted a trophy on every continent golf is played”

I’ll say.

I’m sure he had a girl in every port. Or he himself was in every port he could....


15 posted on 12/16/2009 1:01:16 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: DemonDeac

(***Incoming...!****) (Watch out!)


16 posted on 12/16/2009 1:02:15 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Callahan

It’s a game, not a sport. A hugely expensive 1 (in more ways than 1), covering tons of acreage, but a game nonetheless.

Like bowling (which I love), it has few physical demands. Yet no pro bowlers are ever put on these “athlete” rankings.

Only billiards/pool has less, and most people don’t think of that as any more than a game.


17 posted on 12/16/2009 1:05:51 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: BossLady

Try “superfecta”. ;-)


18 posted on 12/16/2009 1:07:45 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Callahan

Nascar is difficult too and probably requires greater physical abilities than golf. Doesn’t make it a sport and doesn’t make its stars as impressive athletes as those in basketball, soccer, football, tennis, hockey, rugby, Aussie Rules Football, cricket, baseball, handball, netball, track, martial arts, rowing, skiing, or volleyball. From a physical standpoint golfing is about as tough as pool with some walking tossed in. It takes tremendous coordination but overall the “athletes” don’t come close to impressing me as much as those in sports that require a much broader physical skill set than extreme handeye coordination. Take tennis. It requires that type of hand-eye coordination plus tremendous stamina, quickness, lateral quickness, and agility so those players impress me a heck of a lot more than an elite golfer, bowler, or pool player.


19 posted on 12/16/2009 1:09:16 PM PST by DemonDeac
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To: carbonfeet

Despite the scandal, I believe he deserves to be Sportsman of the Decade.


20 posted on 12/16/2009 1:14:15 PM PST by carton253 (Ask me about Throw Away the Scabbard - a Civil War alternate history.)
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To: DemonDeac
Perhaps sportsman of the decade but nobody in a sport that requires so little quickness, speed, muscle, stamina, leaping ability, agility, etc should be considered as the world’s best athlete over a ten year period. Golf makes baseball look physically demanding. Its on par with bowling from an athleticism standpoint.

I don't know about that. He has had several knee surgeries, and it does require a lot of physical strength to knock a ball in a foot of rough 300 yards down the fairway. One of the reasons he is the best is his physical training. When he gets in trouble he can get out of it.

I would agree that in the old days it was not the case so much, but the competition now is much more fierce, so you need to drive the ball a long way.
21 posted on 12/16/2009 1:14:22 PM PST by microgood
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To: microgood

Yet 1 still sees beer guts.


22 posted on 12/16/2009 1:29:58 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: DemonDeac

Most great golfers were also very good at other sports

Read Snead—Nicklaus—Palmer—Hagan’s histories


23 posted on 12/16/2009 1:31:23 PM PST by uncbob
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To: carbonfeet

Not sure their was a great choice. Perhaps Micheal Phelps. Not much in football, Peyton Manning. LeBron James? Usain Bolt would have been interesting, but his body of work doesn’t really qualify. Albert Pujols? Roger Federer? Hard to see someone who has been even close to dominate as Tiger.


24 posted on 12/16/2009 1:38:33 PM PST by Always Right
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To: Always Right

Michael Phelps would be, but he also has major moral problems (figures a Baltimore guy can’t be straight).

I’d say there is plenty in football, and Manning is 1, but 1 could say he only managed 1 SB yet, so maybe not all “dominant” as 1 would wish.


25 posted on 12/16/2009 1:44:41 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: uncbob

Hagan or Hogan?

As it is, were they recognized as professionals in other sports, much less top players there? I doubt we’re talking Jim Thorpe or Babe Didrickson types (LOL - I know, golf).


26 posted on 12/16/2009 1:46:19 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: DemonDeac
I'm sure all the voting was done before they realized just how f'ed up he was and people saw him for who he really is.... where have I seen a similar scenario...??

Prize....ummm, ....Peace .....ummm, I dunno...

27 posted on 12/16/2009 2:03:25 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3V3Ry71N' 084M4 D03z 83N3f17Z MU5l1mz. c01NC1d3nc3?)
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To: carton253

Well, at least Tiger is getting his award AFTER he actually accomplished something. Obama got his BEFORE.


28 posted on 12/16/2009 2:44:00 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: Always Right
During the decade Federer won 15 slams to Tiger's 12. And he didn't win his first slam until 2003. No other men's tennis player has won more slams. Also he won 61 titles compared to Wood's 53 PGA titles. During the decade he made the finals of all 4 slams 3 (2006, 2007 and 2009) times and won 3 slams in the same year 3 times (2004, 2006 and 2007). He's only the 2nd man in the Open Era to win the career slam on all surfaces - grass, hard and clay. But he plays tennis (which no one in the USA gives a rats ass about) and is from Switzerland.

Woods won because the media is trying to salvage him right now with all the bad press he's getting.

29 posted on 12/16/2009 3:05:16 PM PST by ejdrapes (Just like Obama, Palin is not the 2nd coming)
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To: ejdrapes

The guy who came in #2, Lance Armstrong would have been a better choice.


30 posted on 12/16/2009 3:24:39 PM PST by Always Right
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

31 posted on 12/16/2009 4:31:02 PM PST by TChad
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Hagan He could have had a pro ball career
Same with Snead but they preferred sports where they didn’t have to rely on other players

I highly doubt that anybody that can shoot scratch golf is not a good athlete


32 posted on 12/16/2009 4:42:39 PM PST by uncbob
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Yet 1 still sees beer guts.

But when they are in the deep rough, they lay up, not go for the green.
33 posted on 12/17/2009 4:00:04 PM PST by microgood
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To: microgood

But do those demands compare to those of any other big money sport?


34 posted on 12/18/2009 11:58:34 PM PST by DemonDeac
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