I just noticed that Tiger Woods has been named "Athlete of the Year" by the Associated Press. I am rarely at a loss for words, but I have to admit this stunned me. For playing golf? Can he hit a baseball, or hit a hockey puck, or even skate for that matter? Every professional football player is a greater athlete, every pro soccer player is a greater athlete, every pro basketball player is a better athlete, every pro hockey player throughout the world is a better athlete. The worst major league ball player is a greater athlete. And so on. He participates in an "activity" not a sport. What next, billiard players? Chess players, bowlers, Parcheesi players, mahjong players or how about poker players? What was the AP thinking? If they had named him "Greatest Golfer on the Planet", I would have no problem, but "Athlete of the Year"? C'mon. Every jai alai player in the world is a better athlete. How does the AP define "athlete"? At least they qualified the award by stating that he is the MALE "Athlete of the Year". Every pro basketball female player is a greater athlete. The female softball players are better athletes. Don't take this as a rant against Tiger Woods. I would have had the same opinions if any golfer was named. What's next, a race car driver who has the "endurance" to drive a car at high speeds around a track? Put that driver in the ring with a ranked middleweight fighter and he will find out what "endurance" really is. Okay, my rant is done. Agree or object? If you object, please explain to me how golf can be considered a "sport". I just looked at about 15 dictionary definitions of "golf" and it is referred to as a game never a sport. I just checked those same dictionaries for "sport" and by some golf is considered a sport since it is a game of skill and money is bet on it, but I don't think that definition is what the Athlete of the Year award is all about.