17 Dec 2009

Woods named AP athlete of the decade

8:01 am on 17 December 2009

The Associated Press news agency has named Tiger Woods as their athlete of the decade.

Currently in the middle of a scandal after admitting to being unfaithful to his wife, the world golf number one won 64 times around the world, including 12 majors, and hoisted a trophy on every continent golf is played.

Woods received 56 of the 142 votes cast by AP member editors since last month... more than half of the ballots were returned after the November 27th car accident outside his Florida home that set off sensational tales of infidelity.

Lance Armstrong, a cancer survivor who won the Tour de France six times this decade, finished second with 33 votes. He was followed by Roger Federer, who won more Grand Slam singles tennis titles than any other man, with 25 votes.

Record-setting Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps came in fourth with 13 votes.