Who has had a worse year [political fallout] in 2009 - Eldrick Woods or Barack Obama? No doubt, both men had horrible years; albeit for different reasons. Eldrick excelled in his career, but caused great disappointment with poor personal behavior and a predator-type, insatiable libido. Barack has maintained his clean public image, but his performance in the Oval Office has been a disaster and has made fools of millions of citizens to which he had made outlandish false promises during his campaign. I believe that Eldrick may be able to rebuild his career as he keeps a low public profile, and in a few years he may come back even stronger than he was before hookergate. Obama has set the bar so unbelievably low in 2009 that it almost seems absurd to think he could perform at any lower level going forward. Either way, I'm sure both Eldrick and Barack will welcome in 2010 with open arms. The only people that stand to gain if Tiger makes a comeback are the other professionals on the PGA tour - because Eldrick has caused the purses to grow exponentially. However, we all stand to gain if Obama can perform at even a 'below-average' to 'failing' level, which would be a marked improvement from 'unprecedented failure,' you would think that something positive would happen even if by accident over the course of the first year. I hope 2010 brings better things for both men.