NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 1
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 1
PRO: Whatever golfing records he hasn't broken already, Tiger seems on track to break them: even Jack Nicklaus acknowledges that Woods will eventually match his seemingly matchless score of 18 professional tourneys. Entering what are generally considered the "power years" in golf, Woods has already won 13, and says he's a much better golfer now than he was at 24.
CON: Golf is in decline among the younger generation how does that square with Tiger's dominance and visibility? Critics say he eclipses his competition so completely, it hurts the sport.