Tiger Woods, 2009-present
To be fair, Woods had plenty of critics before he crashed his Cadillac SUV into a tree and a fire hydrant in the early morning hours the day after Thanksgiving. But the ensuing avalanche of rotten news, that Woods was cheating on his wife, Elin, and the parade of publicity-loving mistresses pretty much sealed his fate as golf's villain of the moment. His image has recovered since then and his play, at times, has approached the heights it reached pre-scandal. But a string of injuries, back surgery, and a split with swing coach Sean Foley leave Tiger's golfing future in doubt.