There was a time not too long ago when most people considered golf to be boring.
To many, the very word "golf" conjured up images of elderly people in plaid shorts and polo shirts driving around in golf carts on a Sunday afternoon. Not many considered it a sport, at least not in the same way that basketball, baseball, and football are sports.
Enter Tiger Woods.
Ever since the former Stanford standout took the golfing world by storm in 1996, golf has become an international phenomenon. Purses have gotten larger, ratings have skyrocketed, and young people are suddenly learning the game in hoards.
To date, the Tiger Woods Show is currently on its seventeenth season, and it has produced plenty of memorable episodes. Here's a look back at those seasons, ranked according to how successful each one was.
Since "success" can be a vaguely subjective term at times, I decided to make it objective by devising a mathematical formula: Tiger earns five points for each major win, two for each win on Tour that's not a major, and one for each top ten finish, excluding wins. I also gave him a five point bonus for each time he led the Tour in money and/ or scoring average.
Without further delay, here they are, starting with his worst season.