by Damon Hack
"He couldn't overcome Stewart Cink in a playoff. Still, in defeat Watson remains my Sportsman of the Year for everything he gave during the British Open at Turnberry—his grit, his spirit and his golf."
by Jack McCallum
"We pick people to be our Sportsman who put it on the line, dazzle us with their talent and demonstrate their passion for the game, transferring some of it to us in the process. That is Diana Taurasi."
by Phil Taylor
"Dungy lives up to his word and sticks to his principles. A man like that can contribute a great deal more to society than merely coaching a football team, and he has spent most of 2009 proving exactly that."
by Michael Farber