The decade's not yet half-passed, but it has already produced a passel of memorable photographs. These images achieve the goal that has driven every SI photographer: to bring the magazine's readers closer to the action (a Buckeyes quarterback framed by the perfect crowd shot and Tiger painting one of his masterpieces) and closer to the story behind the action (the burn in Lance Armstrong's thighs and the inferno in Ray Lewis's eyes).
In the driver's seat and heading for his second green jacket at Augusta.
00's THE CLASSICS
A classic photograph doesn't have to be an old photograph, as is demonstrated by these pictures: Serena making her stretch drive at the French Open, Roger Clemens going batty in the World Series and Phil Mickelson finally Mastering a major.
The Vikings' receiver shows his fingertip control against the Steelers in Pittsburgh.
He may be wearing number 16, but he's No. 1 with Ohio State fans after beating Michigan.