Friday, December 17, 2010
Tiger Woods' humbling return to the public eye has been voted the sports story of the year by members of The Associated Press.
The fallout from Woods' admission of serial infidelity edged the New Orleans Saints' first Super Bowl championship.
It was late 2009 when Woods' pristine image unraveled with salacious revelations of extramarital affairs. The story was a late addition to last year's voting and wound up fifth.
Many developments were still to unfold in 2010, from Woods' televised confession to a winless season on the golf course.
The Woods saga received 1316 points in voting by the U.S. news organizations that make up the AP's membership, with the Saints' title getting 1215. The NBA's free agency frenzy that saw LeBron James move to Miami came in third with 1085.