December 16, 2009
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. (Dec. 16)
By Noel Sheppard | December 16, 2009 –
Despite a growing sex scandal, golfer Tiger Woods has been named by members of the Associated Press as Athlete of the Decade.
According to AP Sports Enterprise Editor John Affleck:
The Tiger Woods scandal if you will, the, all of the, all of the personal turmoil that Tiger has been through in the past few weeks really had very little effect on the voting. Voting began a few days before his accident, and he had already established a lead, and he maintained that lead, and it even grew a little bit I think in the past couple of weeks.
Imagine that. His lead GREW after the scandal hit.
Actually, it’s not hard to understand that …. there is Tiger the man and Tiger the athlete. As the man, Tiger has a long way to go but as the golf athlete, he is in a class all by himself. Tiger, please get help from the Lion of Judah.