Tiger Woods may have finally apologized publicly for the sex scandal that has rocked his marriage and his career, but at least one of his sponsors apparently thought his ‘heartfelt’ speech to the world was bad for his image. On the heels of Tiger Woods’ much publicized press statement, Gatorade has decided to dump the golf legend as an endorser of the company’s product.
Tiger Woods has previously been hit with the loss of sponsorship deals from Accenture, Tag-Heur and Gillete since the news of his various mistresses hit the press. Now Gatorade has apparently finally decided to jump on the bandwagon and dump Woods as a representative of their sports drink. Why now? Well, we can only guess that Gatorade thought Tiger Woods’ apology speech was as lame as we thought it was.
Gatorade may think Tiger Woods is no longer worthy of their support, but apparently the President of the United States allegedly doesn’t share their sentiments.
According to GolfDigest.com, President Barack Obama personally called the golf icon at his sexual addiction rehab clinic, as did former President Bill Clinton. Well, we don’t know what Obama was thinking if he did indeed call, but we guess Bill Clinton at least had some good advice to give about how to rebuild your public image after getting caught with your pants down.
* Update: Politico.com reports White House spokesman Tommy Vietor says Obama did not call Tiger Woods, despite the mass volume of reports that he did. GolfDigest.com, meanwhile, has removed the quote saying Obama called Woods. We smell something fishy going on there…
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