The divorces keep coming for Tiger Woods
The New York Post reported yesterday (while I was busy being inundated with other more pressing matters than my beloved Divorce Saloon) that Tiger Woods and Golf Digest have ended their 13 year marriage relationship whereby Tiger acted as an “exclusive editor” for the magazine. Both camps handled the split with class, but one has to wonder whether Tiger Woods’ spiral will bottom out or whether this fall from grace is permanent.
Golf Digest is not the only “sponsor” to have dropped Mr. Woods like a hot potato following the explosive revelation that he had cheated on his blond Nordic wife, Elin Nordegren, multiple times with multiple blond and bodacious trollops (well, there may have been a brunette in there as well), a situation that ended in divorce for the golfing champ. Woods was dropped by a number of his sponsors, including Accenture following the media debacle that became his life, post Thanksgiving, 2009. Cheating on beauty of Ms. Nordegren’s caliber and pulchritude was the biggest mistake of Mr. Woods’ life. It’s as if all his former friends have imposed a bill of attainder on his head as a result.
However, not all of his old friends have abandoned him, yet. Nike is still hanging in there for dear life, as if Tag Heuer, and others. The New York Post:
Woods started his Golf Digest column as a young pro in 1997, but it was halted in Feb. 2010, after reports surfaced of his numerous extramarital affairs. Woods’ column resumed in Sept. 2010.
Golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer also serve as exclusive playing editors for the magazine, along with current Masters champion Phil Mickelson.
Procter & Gamble’s Gillette brand ended its sponsorship agreement with Woods as of Dec. 31, following similar moves by AT&T, Accenture and Gatorade. Woods still maintains sponsor relationships with Nike, EA Sports, Tag Heuer, Upper Deck, NetJets and TLC Laser Eye Centers.
Woods endured a tumultuous 2010, which saw him divorce from wife Elin Nordegren, and lose his No. 1 world ranking during a winless season.
Still, the divorces keep coming for Tiger a mile a minute. Let’s hope 2011 is the stabilizing year for the former golfing phenom and that no more of his long time “love interests” asks for a split.