His power has waned: For most of his career, Tiger would have dominated this list. It’s a sign of the times that he is down among the clubmakers and administrators, who were once merely a sideshow in his world.
Most recognisable: Despite his injuries and fall from grace, Tiger remains the world’s most famous golfer in the world and the story of his comeback will dominate 2017.
Box office gold: Any hint of contention in a major will bring the crowds back to the course and in front of the TV. We’re now waiting to see if Tiger is reaching the end of his playing days or whether, like all the great stories, there’s a sting in the tail.