Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 6/6/13
Tiger Woods is back on top of Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes. The star golfer spent 11 straight years at No. 1 on the magazine's list before falling to third in 2012. The magazine put him back in the top spot after he made 78.1 million over the last year from prize money, endorsements, appearance fees and golf course design work. Woods has enjoyed a resurgence in his play that has earned him over 13.1 million the past 12 months -- double his total from the prior year. Tennis star Roger Federer is second at 71.5 million while Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is third at 61.9 million. LeBron James comes in fourth with 59.8 million and Saints' quarterback Drew Brees rounds out the top five at 51 million. Last year's highest-paid athlete, Floyd Mayweather, is 14th. David Beckham was No. 8 overall and the highest-ranked soccer player at 47.2 million. New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was tops among the 27 baseball players on the list and No. 18 overall with 30.3 million. Two women, both tennis players, made the list. Maria Sharapova (29 million) came in at No. 22, and Li Na (18.2 million) was 85th.
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