As Rick Reilly so elegantly put it, "Tiger Woods is the first person in history to run his car into a hydrant and set himself on fire."
With 71 wins and 14 Major Championship wins on the PGA tour, 38 wins on the European tour, and all in just 14 years, Tiger Woods has done his best to enter the "Greatest Golfer of All-Time" discussion.
He was considered a humble, down-to-earth champion and a very private person.
Tiger had also become the world's most marketable athlete. By 2009, Forbes reported that Tiger Woods had become the first professional athlete to earn a billion dollars in his career. His net worth exceeded $600 million.
However, following public disclosure in November 2009 of his severe extramarital transgressions, Tiger's image took a huge hit. He eventually became divorced from his wife Elin Nordegren in August of 2010 after settling for around $100 million.
Woods took a 20 week break until the 2010 Masters last March, but he has yet to win a single tournament since his return.
Tiger's play is picking up, but how can he get back to the top and be America's sweetheart again, if ever?