Apparently, the AP (Associated Press) has no dictionary in the office. ---
If they did, they would have given their "Athlete of the Decade" award to Lance Armstrong, or Roger Federer. Instead, they gave it to Tiger Woods, who may be athletic while running from bedroom to bedroom, hardly warrants "athlete" status.
So, to help the poor mind numb typists at AP, here is the definition of "athlete."
athlete / noun
a person who is proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise.
There you go... "proficient in sports"... and since golf in not a sport, Tiger Woods is only proficient in a game. Well, that and pounding every skank he sees.
Since we have the big red book of words out, let's look up "golf" shall we?
golf |g%uFFFDlf; g%uFFFDlf| / noun
1 a game played on a large open-air course, in which a small hard ball is struck with a club into a series of small holes in the ground, the object being to use the fewest possible strokes to complete the course.
We clear? Once again, golf is not a sport, Tiger Woods is not an athlete, and none of you should care how many women he has sex with. Got it?
You can also click the photo to enlarge and get a clear definition, for those who don't like the dictionary.