Woods won the award for the fourth time in his careerRoger Federer finished third in the race
Jacksonville (USA): Tiger Woods won the AP male Athlete of the Year award in voting by U.S. sports editors over San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson, with Swiss tennis great Roger Federer a distant third. The 31-year-old Woods won for the fourth time in his career, tying the record set by Lance Armstrong, who won the last four years.
When Woods missed the cut at the U.S. Open for the first time in a Major his first tournament after his father died of cancer some questioned whether he could rekindle his desire to dominate. He won eight times in 15 starts, six in a row to close out his season, two more Majors to reach 12 for his career. AP