Tiger Woods No Longer Top-Earning U.S. Athlete, Passed by Phil Mickelson

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Tiger Woods No Longer Top-Earning U.S. Athlete, Passed by Phil Mickelson
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It took eight years, several knee operations and one career-shifting scandal but Tiger Woods is no longer the top-earning U.S. athlete, according to Sports Illustrated's annual rankings. Woods, who spent all but nine months from August 1999 to October 2010 as the world's No. 1 golfer, has been passed in earnings by boxer Floyd Mayweather and -- wait for it -- fellow golfer Phil Mickelson.

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