Federer won the Laureus award for the world's top sportsman for the fourth straight year. I do think this pretty cool and the award does seem to have more currency than any other award that I know of.
That said, I think Woods probably should have won this year. The bias against individuals from team sports is bad enough for me to add a mental asterisk to some of the winners (though Woods and Federer have surely been worthy winners). And Trevor will probably never speak to me again, but I don't think the Boks were the best team of last year either. I disagree with half of the choices made for this award, so it's not just anti-patriotism that makes me say this.