For 14 years as a professional golfer, Tiger Woods towered over the sports world in just about every aspect. Winning. Check. Endorsements. Check. Fame. Check. Image. Check. But starting near the end of 2009, Woods went through a 12-month stretch in which his too-good-to-be-true world came crashing down. Woods lost sponsors and money, and he lost golf tournaments. All of them. Golf fans saw a master's skill suddenly vanish and the general public saw a severely flawed man thanks to a scandal that set off perhaps the biggest media frenzy of all-time. Blue chip companies like Gatorade and Accenture dropped him, his wife divorced him, and a season that lacked almost any highlights saw him even slip from the top spot in the world ranking. The biggest positive for Woods is that in a sport where players can flourish well into their 40s and even beyond, he will only turn 35 at the end of 2010. His longevity as a superstar, however, hinges on whether the rest of his career can mirror all those early years, rather than this taxing last one.