The fans' Top 5 moments in Tiger Woods' career
1. Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick joined the IRL IndyCar Series in 2005. She went on to become only the fourth woman to race in the Indianapolis 500 and was named the Indy 500 and IndyCar Series rookie of the year. She's been arguably the most recognizable name and face on the IndyCar Series ever since. While Patrick may have extreme notoriety, she hasn't had the success to match. In fact, in 72 races on the IndyCar Series, she has won only one race, taking the Indy Japan 300 in 2008.
2. Michelle Wie
On Oct. 5, 2005, a week before her 16th birthday, Wie announced that she was turning pro, signing sponsorship contracts with Nike and Sony reportedly worth more than $10 million per year. Wie played her first professional event in the 2005 LPGA Samsung World Championship where she was disqualified from a fourth-place finish for signing an incorrect scorecard. Wie has shown flashes of greatness, hasn't come close to living up to the hype and has yet to record a professional win on the LPGA tour.
3. Alex Rodriguez
Statistically, A-Rod is one of the best baseball players of all time. But if you dig further into his career, does he really live up to all the hype? Rodriguez has never won a World Series and has a disturbing history of wilting in pressure situations. A-Rod put up some of his biggest numbers while in Texas where there wasn't much pressure to win. But he's struggled mightily at times under the scrutiny of playing in the Bronx for the Yankees. For the icing on the cake, earlier this year, A-Rod admitted to using steroids.
4. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. may be one of the most popular drivers in NASCAR, but his results on the track haven't come close to matching his popularity. Since he began competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Junior has walked away with only 18 wins. In comparison, Jeff Gordon has 82 (since 1992), Jimmie Johnson has 42 (since 2001) and Tony Stewart has 34 (since 1999). In 2008, he left DEI to join Hendrick Motorsports, replacing Kyle Busch. Busch, however, has notched more wins (25) in less time (since 2003).
5. Chad Ochocinco
Formerly known as Chad Johnson, Ochocinco legally changed his name to reflect the number he wears on his jersey. While Johnson has displayed immense talent in the past (six straight 1000+ yards receiving from 2002-07), his touchdown celebrations and colorful comments on and off the field overshadow everything. In 2008, Ochocinco and the Bengals began the season 0-8, and he experienced his worst statistical season in his career since his rookie year. He finished with 53 catches for 540 yards and four TDs.