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Woods voted top athlete of the decade
AP ^ | 12/16/09 | AP

Posted on 12/16/2009 7:26:21 AM PST by AtlasStalled

Tiger Woods has been voted Athlete of the Decade by members of The Associated Press, his 10 years of incomparable golf outweighing 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 Nov. 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 PGA Tour titles in one decade than all but four of golf's greatest players won in their careers.

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1 posted on 12/16/2009 7:26:22 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

Woods led all cheaters with 14.


2 posted on 12/16/2009 7:27:13 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: AtlasStalled

Athlete....lol.

All he does is swing a club.


3 posted on 12/16/2009 7:27:47 AM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: AtlasStalled

4 posted on 12/16/2009 7:28:31 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Athlete? Golf? lol!


5 posted on 12/16/2009 7:28:51 AM PST by Huck (The Constitution is an outrageous insult to the men who fought the Revolution." -Patrick Henry)
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To: rwfromkansas

Golf is what I call a “skilled leisure activity”. You look at a pig like John Daly or a runt like Corey Pavin, and it’s quite arguable that golfers are not athletes.


7 posted on 12/16/2009 7:29:28 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: AtlasStalled

What a man...what a man!!


8 posted on 12/16/2009 7:29:58 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Huck

More proof that the AP is a host of idiots.


9 posted on 12/16/2009 7:30:26 AM PST by MBB1984
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To: Huck

When I was a kid, I played golf. I would NOT call myself an athlete or even golf a sport.

Bowling gives more of a workout.

At the same time, it is a good activity that at least gets you out of the house.


10 posted on 12/16/2009 7:30:26 AM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: rwfromkansas
All he does is swing a club.

that's not true. he walks alot too.
11 posted on 12/16/2009 7:31:01 AM PST by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: AtlasStalled

So that’s considered a “sport” now? Amazing!


12 posted on 12/16/2009 7:31:57 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: rwfromkansas
Athlete....lol.

Hey, he does do quite a bit of aerobic exercise.
13 posted on 12/16/2009 7:32:04 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: AtlasStalled

...no biggie...we live in an age where Obama can get the Nobel Prize for his “intentions”


14 posted on 12/16/2009 7:32:51 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: AtlasStalled

Golf is a great way to get excercise if you walk and good great way to enjoy alcohol with friends. LOL


15 posted on 12/16/2009 7:32:59 AM PST by GUNGAGALUNGA (Democratus Suckus Teatus is the Latin root for Democrat and it means to tax)
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To: rwfromkansas
At the same time, it is a good activity that at least gets you out of the house.

I think Tiger found another sport that does the very same thing...

16 posted on 12/16/2009 7:33:15 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: AtlasStalled

When did golf become an actual sport?


17 posted on 12/16/2009 7:33:20 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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To: AtlasStalled

...no biggie...we live in an age where Obama can get the Nobel Prize for his “intentions”


18 posted on 12/16/2009 7:33:25 AM PST by STONEWALLS
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To: AtlasStalled

19 posted on 12/16/2009 7:34:06 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: ErnBatavia

What about Nascar drivers


20 posted on 12/16/2009 7:34:06 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: AtlasStalled

He certainly gets a lot of holes-in-one.


21 posted on 12/16/2009 7:34:51 AM PST by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: jrolfedrev
He’s black oh wait half-breed like hussein

Actually - not.

Even Tiger doesn't consider himself 'black.'

Indeed, he's only 1/4 black - and more Eurasian, and white and Native American. So why does everyone insist he's black.

22 posted on 12/16/2009 7:35:33 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: AtlasStalled

In this case who is the pimp and who is the ho? Hard to tell.


23 posted on 12/16/2009 7:36:24 AM PST by maggief
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To: rwfromkansas
"At the same time, it is a good activity that at least gets you out of the house."

It's great for your flexibility. My knees, back, shoulders, elbows, and wrists always feel better during golfing "season". Both of my knees are completely blown after 50 years of playing catcher in baseball and softball, so the walking, bending, and turning keeps them as flexible as possible.

But I don't consider myself an athlete because I golf by any stretch of the imagination. I get more actual exercise by square-dancing.

24 posted on 12/16/2009 7:36:26 AM PST by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: AtlasStalled
The decade started in 2001 and will end in 2010.

That's a year from now.

25 posted on 12/16/2009 7:37:41 AM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth...)
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To: rwfromkansas
Any sport is kind of silly when you think about it. Hitting a ball with a club to get it in a little gopher-sized hole sounds like a waste of time. So does throwing a large ball into a basket, or hitting a ball with a club.

Also, do you American League fans who disparage golf consider the DH to be an athlete? All he does is swing a bat.

26 posted on 12/16/2009 7:37:44 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

Tiger deserves some kind of award for his amazing putz.


27 posted on 12/16/2009 7:39:14 AM PST by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Joe Wilson said "You lie!" in a room full of 500 politicians. Who was he talking about?)
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To: AtlasStalled
No, top cheater of the decade.

Tiger is not a tiger anymore, he has mutated into a cheetah.


28 posted on 12/16/2009 7:39:17 AM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: AtlasStalled
And in today's Nobel-Prize-Given-To-Absolutely-Anyone-World, I am surprised that Lenny from the Hotel front desk didn't get this prize.


29 posted on 12/16/2009 7:39:36 AM PST by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: ErnBatavia
You look at a pig like John Daly or a runt like Corey Pavin, and it’s quite arguable that golfers are not athletes.


30 posted on 12/16/2009 7:39:48 AM PST by jessduntno ("The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.")
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To: AtlasStalled

Ridiculous. Golf is a sport but it isn’t athletic.

The world’s best athlete the last decade is probably Lance Armstrong who puts out more energy in one Tour than Tiger has expended in a lifetime of golfing. Besides, Lance wouldn’t even be in the conversation if he lost most of the time and didn’t even pull a 2nd or 3rd place. But that is THE STORY of Tiger’s career. More losses than wins.

Also, there’s no “9th hole” in atheletic competition.

I’d pick a decathlete, a distance runner, a boxer, or a tri-athlete if I didn’t go with Armstrong.

Typical media reaction, though, you go for name recognition rather than substance.


31 posted on 12/16/2009 7:40:08 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: ErnBatavia

If it’s an activity during which you can smoke and drink, does that qualify as a sport? Some people consider sex a sport, after all.


32 posted on 12/16/2009 7:41:25 AM PST by synbad600
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To: AtlasStalled

Athlete of the Year in what sport?????


33 posted on 12/16/2009 7:41:27 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I have a feeling that his credit cards are larger and more, um, stimulating than any part of his anatomy.


34 posted on 12/16/2009 7:42:14 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick
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To: rwfromkansas

I know, it’s ridiculous. Golf is a fine game. But golfers as athletes? Compare a golfer to, say, Ray Lewis. In terms of strength, speed, endurance, agility...it’s not even close. And I’m not saying Ray Lewis is athlete of the decade. I just picked him at random. Comparing Tiger Woods’ athleticism to Ray Lewis is absurd. Funny that the top 3 in their vote was a golfer, a cyclist, and a tennis player. I think I would look elsewhere for a great athlete. Probably to football, or maybe an olympian or something.


35 posted on 12/16/2009 7:42:31 AM PST by Huck (The Constitution is an outrageous insult to the men who fought the Revolution." -Patrick Henry)
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To: AtlasStalled

Woods voted top athlete of the decade

While simultaneously winning the prize of
worst dad and husband of the decade.

(even the dogs think he's a dirtbag)


36 posted on 12/16/2009 7:43:39 AM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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To: AtlasStalled; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro; MeekOneGOP; Daffynition; Allegra; restornu; ...

Tiger Woods was on his way to Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia to play golf. He took the opportunity to drive his new Lexus through the hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. While in Tennessee, he stopped to get gas at a little podunk service station in the middle of nowhere. There was an attendant with buck teeth and bib-overalls sitting on the bench outside of the station. The attendant knew absolutely nothing of golf and certainly didn't know who Tiger Woods was.

While Tiger was pumping the gas, a couple of golf tees fell from his pocket onto the ground.

Uhhh, say there, fella. You dropped somethin'," noticed the attendant.

"Oh, yea, thanks. Those are my tees," replied Tiger.

"Your what?" came the response.

"
TEES, " said Tiger.

"Well, what-er them fo'? "

"They're tees -- you know . . . They hold up my balls when I'm driving."

"Well, ga-a-a-awwww-lee-e-e-e," remarked the attendant,

"Them Lexus folks think of everything, don't they?"


 


37 posted on 12/16/2009 7:43:57 AM PST by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: AtlasStalled

Obozo gets the Nobel, Tiger awarded athlete of the decade, and next up, OJ Simpson gets humanitarian of the century.


38 posted on 12/16/2009 7:44:13 AM PST by Canedawg (Bring lawyers, guns and money.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Athlete? It’s golf, for heaven’s sake!!


39 posted on 12/16/2009 7:45:08 AM PST by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: ZX12R
Hey, he does do quite a bit of aerobic exercise.

Exactly! Anyone that can play 18 holes of golf and hold his own with the world's best, then still have the strength to service all those mistresses has got to at least be in good shape.......

40 posted on 12/16/2009 7:46:12 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Sans-Culotte
Also, do you American League fans who disparage golf consider the DH to be an athlete? All he does is swing a bat.

DH's are second class citizens in baseball, if it's a player's bread and butter. A lot of players can milk a few extra years out of their career by transitioning to DH later on, but for career DHers--Harold Baines, Edgar Martinez---they might as well have an asterisk next to their name, and good luck getting in the Hall of Fame. Edgar is up for a vote this year. He won't even come close. And rightly so. And he was a SCARY hitter.

41 posted on 12/16/2009 7:46:22 AM PST by Huck (The Constitution is an outrageous insult to the men who fought the Revolution." -Patrick Henry)
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42 posted on 12/16/2009 7:46:55 AM PST by mcmuffin (Will American patriots and freedom prevail?)
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To: AtlasStalled

My vote is for LeBron James!

aka LBJ, The L-Train, King James. There’s a joke that half Clevelands economy is LeBron James. There’s a kernel of truth to that one. He sure did his part (along with his teammates) to bring Clevelands reputation up a few notches.

Go Cavs!!!


43 posted on 12/16/2009 7:46:58 AM PST by uncitizen
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To: AtlasStalled

I think they mean “top athlete of the decadent.”


44 posted on 12/16/2009 7:47:38 AM PST by Charles Henrickson (Lion Cheetah Tiger.)
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To: AtlasStalled
I think very highly of Roger Federer, and would be shocked and very disappointed to learn if he were using steriods. I'd also like to think that, aside from being at the top of their respective sports, he and Tiger have nothing in common. (I think this so called "friendship" between them has been more media-driven than in actuality. Unless Roger is a weasle, lying snake, screwing any and everything he can get his hands on, I don't see what, if anything, they actually have in common at all.)

I was very disappointed in Andre coming out admitting that he had used PEDs; IMHO it greatly diminished his accomplishments in my mind, just as it did with B. Bonds breaking Hank's all-time HR record.

As for Roger...what an athlete! You have to admire tennis players...and cyclists like Lance A., given the amount of physical strength and endurance required to succeed in those sports.

45 posted on 12/16/2009 7:48:21 AM PST by nfldgirl
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46 posted on 12/16/2009 7:48:34 AM PST by mcmuffin (Will American patriots and freedom prevail?)
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To: Huck

Are you sure Lewis is pointing a gun at your head while your
typing?


47 posted on 12/16/2009 7:49:17 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: AtlasStalled
Woods voted top athlete of the decade

By his girlfriends.

48 posted on 12/16/2009 7:52:31 AM PST by SouthTexas (God Bless our Fort Hood Troops)
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To: NYC GOP Chick

[When did golf become an actual sport?]

It’s not. Golf is a social activity.


49 posted on 12/16/2009 7:52:51 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: AtlasStalled

Top POS of all the POS’s.


50 posted on 12/16/2009 7:53:32 AM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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