Tiger tops lists of most searched athletes in 2012

Wednesday December 5th, 2012

P1-TigerAfter spending two years at No. 2, Tiger Woods has reclaimed the top spot on Yahoo's list of most searched athletes, part of their annual Year in Review.
Woods fell short in 2011 and 2010, falling to boxer Manny Pacquiao and driver Danica Patrick respectively.

Top Searched Athletes On Yahoo! In 2012:
1. Tiger Woods2. Maria Sharapova3. Peyton Manning4. Danica Patrick5. Amanda Beard6. Tim Tebow7. Jeremy Lin8. Anna Kournikova9. Lolo Jones10. Serena Williams

Woods, who last claimed No. 1 in 2009, tops the list after three PGA Tour wins and rising to as high as No. 2 in the Official World Golf Rankings this season.
While the 14-time major champion beat out the likes Maria Sharapova and Danica Patrick on Yahoo's list, he fell to Peyton Manning in Bing's list of most searched sports stars. RELATED: Tiger still leads Rory McIlroy in popularity, media value Photo Gallery: Tiger Woods 2012 Season in Review Photo Gallery: Tiger's Sports Illustrated Covers

 (Photo: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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