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Tiger Racks Up Another Accolade

He may be done playing for the year but Tiger Woods continues to receive accolades.
In its Dec. 18th issue, The Sporting News selected Woods as the most powerful person in sports for the year 2000. Woods finished 10th on the 1999 list. He joins Michael Jordan as the only athletes to head the annual top-100 list.
TSN's Michael Knisley wrote that, 'Tiger's charisma, along with his dominance on the Tour, have captured the hearts and minds of [fans of all sports] and, in turn, the wallets and checkbooks of corporate America like nobody since ... well, since Jordan.'
The only other athletes included on the list were newly signed Texas Ranger Alex Rodriguez (43rd), tennis star Anna Kournikova (76th), wrestler Rulon Gardner (80th) and NBA All-Star Shaquille O'Neal (90th).
The rest of the top-10 were NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch, NBA commissioner David Stern, Nike chairman Philip Knight, New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, IMG CEO Mark McCormick, baseball commissioner Bud Selig, Anheuser-Busch executives August Busch IV and Anthony T. Ponturo and NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol.