Eldrick "Tiger" Woods

Athlete In 1997, Tiger Woods became the youngest golfer, and first of color, to win the prestigous Masters title.  He was the youngest player to win five major championships, and the fifth golfer in history to do so.  He's been the Professional Golf Association's (PGA) Player of the Year 10 times, more than any other golfer in history.  In 2009, he announced that he would take time off from golf after a highly publicized divorce from his wife.  In July 2010, Forbes magazine reported that Woods was the highest-earning sports figure, earning a reported $105 million.

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