Truth & Rumors: Yani Tseng snubbed in AP’s Female Athlete of Year vote
Yani Tseng won two majors and seven total LPGA Tour events (and five additional events) in 2011, but it wasn't enough to break into the top 3 in the Associated Press's Female Athlete of the Year vote. The winner was U.S. women's soccer team striker Abby Wambach. SI.com has the vote breakdown:
Wambach's clutch performance at this summer's World Cup made her the clear choice for the 2011 Female Athlete of the Year, selected by members of The Associated Press. The U.S. forward received 65 of the 214 votes cast, while teammate Hope Solo (38) was a distant second and UConn basketball star Maya Moore (35) was third.Forbes says Tiger won't make financial comeback –- unless he doesIn May, Forbes listed Tiger Woods as the world's richest athlete, with $75 million in earnings in the previous 12 months. A new article on Forbes titled "Aging Tiger Woods Unlikely to Reach Peak Earnings Again" hints that Tiger's salad days might be behind them. However, the actual story is more confident in Tiger's earning potential than the headline suggests.
"People love a personal comeback story," said Paul Pierson, a partner at Carbone Smolan Agency in New York, "so I think he can get close to the [earnings] levels prior to his troubles but I'd be surprised if he surpassed them."The "aging" Tiger Woods turns 36 on Dec. 30. Teaching pro at historic Scottish club convicted in drug dealAt Royal Musselburgh Golf Club in Scotland, the pro had something for more than just your slice. Scotsman.com has the details:
Kenneth Glen, 25, who worked as the assistant professional at the Royal Musselburgh Golf Club in Prestonpans, pleaded guilty at the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday to charges of supplying cocaine.Tweets of the DayIf you haven't been keeping up with the Kardashians, here's the latest: Brody Jenner, Kim Kardashian's step-brother, wants to beat his father, Olympic hero Bruce Jenner, in golf, so Kim is helping him get a golf lesson from Hank Haney for Christmas. (I think I got that right.)
The gang were targeted by Operation Tine, a police surveillance operation, which has identified £2m of cash and property to be seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Detectives believed up to 20 people were part of the supply network, and several "couriers" have already been jailed after being caught with drugs.