Sports Illustrated just released its list of the highest-earning athletes in the world for the past year. Floyd Mayweather is No. 1 for the second-straight year. He was joined in the top-10 by three NBA players, two NFL players, 2 golfers, 2 NFL players. The top 10 for American athletes:
Tiger Woods, who has fallen to 13th in the world golf rankings without a title since November of 2009, remains atop the list of the world's highest-paid athletes according to Forbes magazine.While Woods has seen his annual earnings plunge $50 million over the past two years, he remained atop the Top 50 list with $75 million over the past 12 months to outpace NBA star Kobe Bryant, the runner-up at $53 million.
Tiger Woods can repair the damage done to his public image by allegations of multiple affairs, according to a leading British golf agent who cited the example of footballer David Beckham as evidence.Woods's reputation has been battered in recent weeks by claims from at least 10 women they had affairs with him.This has led to suggestions the American golf great, a 14-time Major winner, risks losing a series of highly lucrative endorsements that have helped make him a billionaire.
Regardless of your feelings about Tiger Woods, it's undeniable that he's one of the hardest working athletes in the sport. His marathon practices, frosty relationships, and blunt quotes about why he plays golf have given him a reputation as golf's most fearsome competitor. We pulled out 16 anecdotes that show just how intense Tiger is.
Tiger Woods is finally winning again. Even though a shocking scandal and a horrible professional slump knocked him off the top of the highest-earning athletes, Tiger is still one of the richest sports figures on the planet. He rakes in more than $55 million per year, and he spends it on some unreal boats and houses.
CHARLOTTE -- NASCAR's best hope for a successful African-American driver isn't shying from the magnitude of what he could accomplish. Darrell Wallace Jr., named a full-time driver in Kyle Busch Motorsports' Camping World Truck Series entry on Saturday, said he embraces the opportunity to throw the doors wide open for other minorities who want to race.
World number one Tiger Woods paid tribute to wife Elin on Tuesday for putting up with him being away from home as he prepares to win a tournament that has so far eluded him, the HSBC Champions.Woods said it was getting harder and harder to leave his Florida base now that he has children, but that it was his obligation to be a global golfer and raise the profile of the sport."That's the thing most athletes have to juggle, being there for your family while doing what you do on the golf course," he said, adding that it was all about striking a balance.