China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Tiger re­dis­cov­ered his killer in­stinct in 2013, surg­ing back to the top of the world rank­ings af­ter a blis­ter­ing start to the sea­son when he won five of his first 11 events. Al­though he failed to add to his haul of 14 ma­jor vic­to­ries his off-course in­come perked up, ac­cord­ing to the Forbes an­nual sport­ing sur­vey, thanks to spon­sor­ship bonuses with Nike and Rolex tied to suc­cess. He also col­lected size­able ap­pear­ance fees for com­pet­ing in Abu Dhabi, China, Malaysia and Tur­key. 37-point per­for­mance in the de­ci­sive game of the fi­nals to sink the San An­to­nio Spurs. Hav­ing scooped a fourth Most Valu­able Player award, it comes as no sur­prise that he is the sport’s big­gest en­dorse­ment at­trac­tion, ac­cord­ing to Forbes, thanks to deals with Nike, McDon­ald’s and Coca-Cola, among oth­ers. made him the high­est-paid player in the Na­tional Foot­ball League. A bro­ken col­lar­bone in Novem­ber, how­ever, meant he suf­fered a painful end to 2013.

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