For what it’s worth, Tiger Woods is no longer the most powerful athlete in the United States, according to BusinessWeek‘s “Power 100.” Troubled with scandal and lack of wins, Tiger dropped to No. 3 on the list. However, he’s still the highest paid, earning an estimated $70 million, which amounts to 30% more than the next guy, Phil Mickelson.
Tiger can win back some power with his performance on the field. It wouldn’t hurt to start with his 2011 debut this week at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, the site of his last major victory in the 2008 US Open.
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