Credentials: Finished second on the PGA Tour money list with over $5.67 million in earnings.
Past ESPYs: 2004 Best Male Golfer, 2004 Best Championship Performance
Credentials: Became first golfer to win more than $10 million in one season. Won nine titles, including the PGA Championship.
Past ESPYs: None.
Annika Sorenstam, LPGA
Credentials: Has won six of eight tournaments entered in 2005, including the first two majors of the year the Kraft Nabisco Championship and the McDonald's LPGA Championship. Won eight events in 2004, including the McDonald's LPGA Championship. Led the LPGA in money earned (more than $2.5 million) and set the LPGA scoring average record at 68.69.
Past ESPYs: 1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2004 Best Female Golfer
Credentials: Finished fourth on PGA Tour money list with more than $4.7 million. Won the 2005 Masters and finished second at the 2005 U.S. Open.
Past ESPY's: 2002 Best Record-Breaking Performance; 1997 Best Breakthrough Athlete; 2000, 2001 and 2002 Best Male Athlete, shared 1998 Best Male Athlete; 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 Best Male Golfer; 2001 Championship Performance; 1998 Showstopper of the Year; 2001 Come-From-Behind Performance and Golf Decade Award (1990's).
'04 Phil Mickelson|
'03 Tiger Woods
'02 Tiger Woods
'01 Tiger Woods
'00 Tiger Woods
'99 Mark O'Meara
'98 Tiger Woods
'97 Tom Lehman
'96 Corey Pavin
'95 Nick Price
'94 Nick Price
'93 Fred Couples