9. 1 sad thing
Tiger Woods' statement after being charged with DUI near his home in Jupiter, Fla., yesterday: "I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly."
"I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again."
The price? "The fallen golfing star currently earns $45.5 million a year ... in sponsorship money ... but ... could lose lucrative endorsements."
As soon as today, police may "release highly embarrassing dashcam footage of his 3 a.m. arrest, ... during which officers claimed the star ... was 'arrogant'."
"Let that pathetic mugshot of Tiger Woods be a reminder," by Yahoo Sports columnist Dan Wetzel: "This isn't how golf usually works. Heroes age well. They play on, competitive into their 40s. The senior tour soon arrives to maintain their relevance. Major stars still knock out ceremonial tee shots or play celebrity pro-ams into their 70s. It's the most graceful twilight in sports, which makes Tiger's shooting star so difficult to accept."