Tiger Woods
Turned Pro: 1996
PGA Tour Victories: 67
2009 Earnings: $3,480,163
Notable: Woods missed the AT&T National last year after undergoing season-ending knee surgery in June. He has returned to form this year, with victories at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the end of March and the Memorial Tournament in early June. Despite a late push, Woods could not out-do the elements at last month’s U.S. Open and finished sixth at even par.
Personal: He serves as the host of the AT&T National. The proceeds will go toward a Tiger Woods Learning Center on the East Coast.
-- Mark Viera, The Washington Post