Throughout the course of his illustrious career, Tiger Woods has topped the PGA's gross winnings list an astonishing eight times, second only to the golf legend he is attempting to thwart, the Golden Bear, Mr. Jack Nicklaus. This distinction has earned Woods tens of millions of dollars, an astounding income dwarfed only by the many endorsements to his name, including Buick, Gatorade, Schick, Tag Heuer, and the groundbreaking advertising campaign that Nike has crafted using Tiger's likeness. On a recent edition of ESPN's Mike and Mike in the Morning, Osi Umenyiora, a freakish athlete on the Giants' defensive line, questioned Tiger's athletic abilities, claiming that he does not deserve a 2008 ESPY nomination for best male athlete; this, in spite of his landmark victory at this year's U.S. Open. Although Tiger does not rely to heavily on footwork, agility, and blazing fast speed to dominate the sport of golf the way Umenyiora does to mow down opposing quarterbacks in the National Football League, Tiger Woods is an athlete of a supreme mold, one who has transcended his sport through immaculate striking ability, keen vision of the course, and mental prowess that draws envy from Michael Jordan, the standard of mental toughness in sports. The sport of golf will miss him terribly in the upcoming year that Tiger will spend rehabilitating his knee and honing his skills for his next potential conquest, the 2009 Masters Tournament. Despite the loss, one can altogether appreciate Tiger's capacity for sports domination in these select Nike ads, brought to you by the V-List (one bonus ad is from the masterminds at American Express, who truly capitalized on Tiger's inner comedian).
A Young Tiger Dominates the British Open
The Ever-Famous Ball Juggling Act
All Synched Up
Are You as Good as Roger Federer?
Tiger the Groundskeeper (in the Spirit of Caddyshack)