Special mention: Tiger Woods / Falling out of the group of 10 but impossible to go without mentioning is the child prodigy who grew up in Cypress, smashing color barriers in the game of golf on his way to the top: Tiger Woods. The 1996 PGA Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year almost every year from 1997 to 2009 has won 14 major championships. But his personal life has been his undoing, with a long string of extra-marital affairs giving his image a major bruising. But Americans do love a second chance.
PAUL BERSEBACH/ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER