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December 04, 2012

Tiger tops lists of most searched athletes in 2012

Posted at 3:49 PM by Samantha Glover | Categories: Tiger Woods

P1-TigerAfter spending two years at No. 2, Tiger Woods has reclaimed the top spot on Yahoo's list of most searched athletes, part of their annual Year in Review.

Woods fell short in 2011 and 2010, falling to boxer Manny Pacquiao and driver Danica Patrick respectively.

Top Searched Athletes On Yahoo! In 2012:

1. Tiger Woods
2. Maria Sharapova
3. Peyton Manning
4. Danica Patrick
5. Amanda Beard
6. Tim Tebow
7. Jeremy Lin
8. Anna Kournikova
9. Lolo Jones
10. Serena Williams

Woods, who last claimed No. 1 in 2009, tops the list after three PGA Tour wins and rising to as high as No. 2 in the Official World Golf Rankings this season.

While the 14-time major champion beat out the likes Maria Sharapova and Danica Patrick on Yahoo's list, he fell to Peyton Manning in Bing's list of most searched sports stars.

Tiger still leads Rory McIlroy in popularity, media value
Photo Gallery: Tiger Woods 2012 Season in Review
Photo Gallery: Tiger's Sports Illustrated Covers

 (Photo: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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