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Tiger Lucks Out As Endorsement Deals Stay Intact!

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We guess they don't give a shiz that he cheats on his wife as long as he keeps raking in the dough!

A number of companies that Tiger Woods is affiliated with are standing by the pro golfer as he deals with his cheating scandal!

EA Sports, Nike, Gillette and Gatorade have no plans to sever business ties with Tiger. Editor at large of Sports Business Daily Terry Lefton has what sounds like a legit theory as to why:

"If he were a Disney spokesman, it would be a different story. None of these are really family-oriented type of sponsorships. If you're a sponsor you're concerned, but no overly so. This is the same America that has shown it will forgive. From [President Bill Clinton] we've discovered that Americans are fairly willing to forgive in this area."

And other experts are convinced that this will all blow over once Tiger gets back in the game and winning tournaments again.

Although Tiger did not attend the Chevron World Challenge this week, he is going to be a contender in the PGA tour next year. Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports says:

"There are a lot of people who really don't care about someone's personal life and there are others that are interested in the story as the juicy details come out, but six months from now they want to see him play golf. Winning is the best medicine."

Good point, but he'll probably lose a fair amount of female fans!

Do U agree with sponsors' decision to keep Tiger?

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77 comments to “Tiger Lucks Out As Endorsement Deals Stay Intact!”



  1. 1

    AT&T hasn't responded yet about Cheetah Woods' endorsement with them. Major companies don't care what happens in an athlete's personal life - as long as they think the individual can make them money, they will turn a blind eye.



  2. 2

    He'll gain more female fans now that they know he's hung. Is Astroglide anal lube still your biggest sponsor?



  3. 3

    I don't think this will hurt him very much, at least in terms of his professional success. Athletes are held to different standards than other celebrities are as far as these personal scandals go. People just want to see him golf. (Though why, I can't imagine.)



  4. 4

    Bill Clinton … Tiger Woods… apples and oranges.



  5. 5

    Just stfu. Why should he lose his deals? He didn't kill anyone or beat anyone up. He committed adultry, which 95% of the men in this world do too.

    I'm so sick of the scrutiny. It's between him and his wife, and it's no one else's business (except maybe the stupid bimbos who were stupid enough to hook up with him).



  6. 6

    And this is the same America that continues to vote against gay marriage based on moral grounds!!!



  7. 7

    Tiger and his golf game are 100% aimed at men.
    75% of men cheat and the other 25% wish they could cheat.
    So he will be just fine.
    The endorsers are quite happy and will be for a long time.



  8. 8

    HAAAA HAAAA
    So all the people buying his endorsed crap
    can, in effect, pay off the hush money to
    his girlfriends.
    Sign me up for a new Buick and a tanker load of gatorade…..NOT!



  9. 9

    As long as he keeps winning tournaments, his sponsors will stand by him.
    However, Elin may eventually take the kids and leave because when a husband cheats many people believe (and I am not saying I agree) that she is stupid for staying and/or she can't keep her man satisfied.



  10. 10

    And they don't give a shiz that he's had multiple affairs, either:(

  11. BOKO says – reply to this


    11

    Ah the great non-story of this month…what's next, cockroaches at the Pentagon? Aliens on crack trying to steal David Blaine's baby?



  12. 12

    Of course not, most women probably don't, but those decisions are made by a bunch of men trying to sell a bunch of shit to men who WISH they were like Tiger, probably more now than ever. Disgusting.



  13. 13

    Tiger Woods is a great golfer and it's really none of our business what he does with or without his wife. Everyone cheats anyways. Especially men. If you marry a man especially a famous good looking man it is just something you have to deal with. This is why I do not bel;ieve in marriage. we are not monogamous by nature. Marriage is an outdated barbaric ritual.



  14. 14

    I guess everyone on here is perfect. Yeah he cheated and got caught, so what. Not like he kicked a puppy or killed a kid. Sheesh. He did what most people either do or want to do. Get off your moral high grounds people…everyone has skeletons.



  15. 15

    Well I for one think Bill Clinton is different. I mean come on guys?? He had to try and fuck HILLARY CLINTON. As for Tiger, he had a hot ass wife!

  16. MP says – reply to this


    16

    No, I don't agree. I don't think bad behavior should be rewarded. I think if people want to see him play golf, that's great, but he shouldn't be making tens of millions of dollars in endorsement deals while whoring around with every bimbo he comes across. It's disrespectful to his wife and children.



  17. 17

    It's bullshit that Phelps got booted from deals because he smoked weed and Tiger is keeping his deals even though he cheated on his wife and children. Total bullshit. I think infidelity is a far larger offense than pot. You're putting your health at risk both ways, too.



  18. 18

    All this proves is how America sweeps things like this under the rug, as if it has no impact on other peoples' lives… I totally think he should be cut from his sponsorships!!! Way to pat him on the back for being a cheater!!! Disgusting! His wife should've beat the shit outta him when she had the chance…and used a heavier club!!!



  19. 19

    Guess I won't be buying Gatorade! Its only because most men if not all of these men on these very companies cheat, plus putting out the message that as long as u are the best athlete making us money, there's nothing Tiger did wrong and that family values/core of fabric in families are not essential and in fact are invaluable to these very children of cheaters andof. our society. I say boy-cott these very companies.



  20. 20

    interesting

  21. Puke says – reply to this


    21

    Re: gavmish

    Isn't that the sad truth!!!



  22. 22

    100% of his fans are not men. in fact a good amount are juniors. juniors with hopes and dreams of being on the pga and not only be like tiger, but play like tiger, win like tiger etc. Especially with the Tiger Woods foundation he cannot be so irresponsible and act like this. And I can promise you this. with golfers like jespar who had set up elin and tiger together in the first place telling the media that tiger is not a good person, there will be boos in the crowd and it will mess with his head, and finally it will mess with his game. your loss sponsors



  23. 23

    Re: Angus8 – @ 7 - some men ligitamently love their wives/girlfriends and don't cheat because it would hurt their woman - sounds like you're just another woman scorned……..



  24. 24

    i think they are making this too big of a deal…like he is the first or last to cheat ….its his private life…who gives a fuck , oviously his wife doesnt



  25. 25

    He won't lose this female fan although I don't watch golf. It's not like he's a womanbeater or a dogkiller. He married a nanny and he's probably now realizing that she married him for his money. He's not happy at home and he made some bad choices.



  26. 26

    he's a whore. can we move on now!



  27. 27

    I don't care if my pharmacist is cheating on his wife as long as he feel my prescription. I feel the same about Tiger as long as he continues to golf and entertain me I cool with that. I am more of a Mickelson fan anyway.



  28. 28

    where are they going to go…He's the best there is….period



  29. 29

    I can't believe that M. Phelps lost all kinds of endorsement deals over taking a bong hit and this guy can fuck every whore in the U.S. and it is "A" okay with everyone. I personally won't buy anything this phony is hocking.



  30. 30

    Who are we to judge him anyway????
    I think they made a GOOd decision by sticking by him!!!



  31. 31

    boring



  32. 32

    Female fans?? He doesn't have any.

  33. Moron says – reply to this


    33

    He is just an athlete with character flaws just like anybody else and people shouldn't elevate him (or any public figure) to a god-like status. He should be left alone to reflect on his life choices and nobody should be casting stones.There is no reason for him to lose sponsors because a person's talent is not intrinsically related to his/her character.

  34. bwell says – reply to this


    34

    I think it is ridiculous if he is able to keep his endorsements. And for those of you that say an athlete's (or celebrity's for that matter) personal life is not anyone's business, you are completely wrong. These people are in the public eye and they have their career's and endorsements because of us. They essentially work for us. What Tiger is doing/has done sets a very bad example for the children that look up to him and want to emulate him. And yes, we that are condemning him are on our moral high horse, but if we as a people don't hold the individuals, companies and institutions that influence us to a higher standard, the world will continue it's moral decline.

    In short, if I am going to buy into your product (product being a celebrity or athlete)………they had better have their shit together.



  35. 35

    Lol first to the people who are comparing this to Michael Phelps. hello, Phelpsy did something illegal (Although I don't think it should be ;) ). Tiger didn't. So it would seem that any smart business person would drop the one who does something illegal. And anyway who cares if Tiger effed someone else? Or a couple someone elses? I sure as hell don't. Let him and his family work this out, It's none of our business.



  36. 36

    Re: adamstevens123 – LOL an ATHLETE taking DRUGS it's not an image that any kind BRAND wants to sell
    Tiger is just like any ordinary man, he has money, the looks and possibility so…
    I admit i'm kind turned on by all these stories of Tiger being a Naughty boy loool



  37. 37

    Cheating is a ok in America but gay marriage isn't so funny lol



  38. 38

    Why should anyone care about his personal life? If he was one of those fucked up politicians or clergy that defeat gay marriage or are hipocrites, I want to know. If it's just a golfer, I 'd leave it alone at this point. T.V. news is making me sick forcing this on us as the top story of the day. Assuming we need to be force fed this really makes us more vulgar and stupid. His life at this point is already agonizing.



  39. 39

    whats new in it?



  40. 40

    I just read that, within the parameters of their pre-nup, the norwegian slut will get 300 million from Tiger Woods. OMFG. How dumb is this guy????????????????????



  41. 41

    Donald Trump and David Letterman still have their careers. Grant they are not in sports. I don't agree with what he did to his wife but hey at least he did not take the skank on vacation with the family! He seems sincere. If not his wife will know what to do and that is between them. I hope he can keep his family and work on that for now. Ah, yes it's his fault! But, look at the women he was with. Ew…. And next month it will be another celebrity on the rocks! JMO!



  42. 42

    its not like he beat the woman, of course they're still gonna keep him. he just cant keep his dick in his pants. poor elin



  43. 43

    He's sort of a hypocrite-touting himself to be a 'good guy' when he has been deceiving his wife for years now. Come on-is this a good role model?

  44. Moron says – reply to this


    44

    Re: maxie pad – What makes you think she is a slut,dumbfuck? That's how marriages work,nobody forced him to do it.



  45. 45

    Y'all leave Tiger alone. He cheated, he said he was sorry now let the man breathe a little bit. His personal life is nobodies damn business. As long as you ain't his wife you shouldn't have anything to say. I still admire Tiger as an outstanding athlete.



  46. 46

    Re: ILoveGosssip – Except for if you boo a golfer on the course at a tourney security will kick your ass off the grounds.
    I hate people that pretend to understand sports they know nothing about. I'm sure you'd also see nothing wrong with wearing jeans and a t-shirt to the U.S. Open too.



  47. 47

    I don't think it's a big deal, cuz everybody in this planet cheats it's just that not everybody gets caught doing it. Im not shocked or surprised by this at all, and the companies that endorse him feel the same way, heck all those CEO's have chicks on the side too



  48. 48

    F that! He has a large number of children who look up to him as a role model. I'm sure many of said children drink gatorade "because Tiger does". Call me crazy but I don't want my children to consider a serial cheater to be a good role model.



  49. 49

    Well u must of had a shitty upbringing because of your own dad and accepted it! SAD!!! Re: perezisawannabenevergonnabe



  50. 50

    I always think by uttering "he can do what he wants in private" is not something children should hear or the media or public should say too often. If we all operated on that kids would think ANYTHING behind closed doors is private and doesn't matter. I don't subscribe to that. I think you need to be the same person behind closed doors as you are out in the open. It doesn't give you carte blanche if it's in private.



  51. 51

    Mr. luvstotango and I love Tiger for his extraorindary golfing skills.
    As far as I'm concerned, his adultry is his business. If he did what Michael Vick did, I would be very disturbed and would never rehire that man in football.

    I would still buy a Cadillac. I am not turned off by him…it's not like he's Perez.



  52. 52

    Re: RobPnMeShouldB

    Are you retarded?
    Since when is Angus a woman's name.
    And clearly you are ignorant because I am on Tiger's side.
    Please go back to school.
    Moron.



  53. 53

    Everyone needs to get over this - its for him to sort out with his family. Frankly I am sick of hearing about it and sad cases on sites like this getting all righteous & angry about his personal life. I think you need to get your own life people!! I was a fan and will remain a fan as he is a brilliant golfer - END OF STORY.



  54. 54

    He's a golfer not a reality TV star. Cheating will not hurt his endorsements. Kobe might have raped a girl and look at him now.



  55. 55

    If it was 1 "transgression" or 1 an on-going transgression with just 1 chick, I'd be more forgiving. But the guy appears to have a really bad habit. He feel prey to the liability of charisma and started believing he was invincible. He should loose endorsements.



  56. 56

    No! The only way these idiots will learn is to hit them where it hurts. Tiger Woods is a lying piece of crap. What would his father say?



  57. 57

    Why would his all of his sponsors drop him?
    It's not like he was caught doing drugs…
    I can understand them "worrying" about his image, and having a couple meetings about it but that's it. I doubt people would equate cheating on your spouse to drinking gatorade…and gatorade sales would go down because of it, it just seems highly unlikely.



  58. 58

    Thanks for spelling out the companies I WON'T be buying anything from. I choose to spend my voting dollars WISELY. Not going to folks to pay off their 'indiscretions' instead of putting money into their kids' bank accounts.

    -

    I choose not to reward bad behavior, thank you.



  59. 59

    What everyone fails to see is, these companies and golf need Tiger more then he needs them. If he were to walk away from golf now it would kill ratings, corporations would lose money and people will lose jobs. But Tiger will still go down as the greatest athlete of our times. The only person he needs to take care of explain his actions to is Elin his wife.



  60. 60

    Elin should of hit the other ball!



  61. 61

    If they dropped every athlete who had "transgressions" they wouldn't have anyone left to sell their products - What he did (at least what we think he did) hurt his wife and family, He didn't break the law (that was determined) and he is taking responsibility for his actions and dealing with the issues as privately as possible, so as long as this doesn't become bigger and more public, than his endorsement deals will probably mostly stay in place…

  62. 6one9 says – reply to this


    62

    This just goes to show how females are still considered 2nd class citizens! It's okay for a male to cheat, get caught and lets' move on ~~~~~ But if a female would to cheat “then she's labeled a whore. And the female(s) who did cheat with Tiger are labeled "home wrecker(s)". I call BULL SHIT on it ALL.



  63. 63

    To be honest, I don't really give a shit about his personal life. Yeah, he screwed up big time, probably wasn't the smartest move, but he's still awesome.
    I mean, especially as a golfer. I mean, who plays golf? Pretty much nobody.
    It's like:
    "Do you want to go out on Sunday?"
    "Sorry, I have basketball"
    "Okay cool"
    vs
    "Do you want to go out on Sunday?"
    "Sorry, I have golf"
    "Haha, loser"
    So yeah, it's not exactly the coolest sport in the world. To me, he gives it a bit of credibility, considering he's richer than David Beckham.



  64. 64

    ORLY O_o so then…they endorse adultery??

    It offends me greatly how in modern society that people don't think this is "any big deal" that he did this. Are you forgetting that "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery" is ONE OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS? God himself finds this behaviour offensive and yet people think it's "no big deal" to maliciously and willfully hurt someone who loves you? WTF is wrong with you people?! I think such an offense is as serious as murder. Can you imagine what his poor wife must be feeling? It's bad enough to find that someone you love had done something like that EVEN ONCE but then he's done it countless times with multiple women and for over half of their marriage and even while she was pregnant and now she's has to suffer further humiliation that everyone in the world knows about it now.



  65. 65

    It's bad enough if someone you don't like causes you public humiliation on a grand scale or does some malicious thing to hurt you but then to have someone you loved and trusted do that? It's unforgivable! It's further offensive that there doesn't seem to be any "law" officially broke (public law) so she can not even press charges against her husband or the whores in question. It's SOOOO FUCKING WRONG!!! If some creep tried stealing your car or something you could press charges but if some predatory CREEP tries stealing you own FAMILY - the most precious thing - you can do NOTHING?!! It's fucking baffling why there are no laws against this other than biblical law (which most people ignore anyway)



  66. 66

    I known he was going to keep his endorsements. As long as the dude is winning games and making money, companies don't give a shit.



  67. 67

    I gotta say "no" on that one. Let the guy play golf, but he takes that huge wad of cash to be a role model. When he puts that money in his bank account, he knows the deal. We as consumers are supposed to want to be like him and buy their product. He is supposed to live up to our expectations. Being a dirty two timing cheater does not want to make me be like him or buy the product he endorses. Throw him in the heap with Michael Vick, Chris Brown, and Kanye.



  68. 68

    Re: twilight-addict2009 – GOOD LOOKING? Are you kidding me? Talented athlete, healthy ego, handsome bank account. If he was checking your groceries at Wal-mart there's no way you'd look twice.



  69. 69

    Re: maxie pad – The answer is : REAL DUMB. Will you for chrissakes show me anybody else dumb enough to screw the trash that he catted around with and not expect them to save every single pathetic text & voicemail and have them ready to sell and share with the world in a *press conference* ? He's a dunce!

  70. Memii says – reply to this


    70

    Lets face it, if there is a god, tigers totally gonna be smited :P

  71. @v@ says – reply to this


    71

    Not surprising, considering a good portion of golfers are members of the old boy's club, and don't really give a rat's a*s if another golfer gets some strange. They just want to hear about it in the locker room.



  72. 72

    oh, what's the difference–most men end up having affairs. in europe it's the norm. years ago it meant something but not anymore. and she can get over it. just takes time and understanding on his side that this will be hard for her but she will keep him and learn to live with it. hopefully it's just a small part of their life together.



  73. 73

    Re: Bonda2525 – you are acutally pathetic for comparing chris brown to tiger. YOU DONT EVEN KNOW HIM OR HIS WIFE OR THEIR RELATIONSHIP. These sponsor were supporting tiger ways before he was even married. and how do you know he has cheated with all these women? it could be one and other could be lying. women have lied about having affair with celebs before.
    Re: Carlena – You are acutally sad. go to an islamic state. marriage is a personal matter not public. if people were breaking the law, nearly everyone in america would go to jail. and you write as if you know tiger and his wife personally. how do you know that their relationship was based on love??? And people who are complaining about role models for children are disgusting. YOU should be the role model not celebs. people should have learnt their lesson from chris brown. celebs will miss up. alicia keys had an affair with married man with young children. yet people here dont complain about her not losing sponsors. get a life. and leave this to his wife and their families to deal with it.



  74. 74

    Re: Carlena – and you failed to recognise that tiger and his wife like most americans are not religious. seriously there is no proof that he is a serial cheater. all we know that he had an affair with one woman more than once. these other women could by lying, which is nothing new because people have lied before. I AGREE with you that marriage is important but thesedays is nothing but a paper to people. not even just in america. people do it all over the world. Plus she could be having affair behind his back too or used him for money. we shouldnt place judgement on people who dont know. Sponsors have supported due to his Golf not his marriage. That is why they are still standing behind him. he has worked hard to get where he is today way before his wife was on the picture. i think people should let his wife deal with it.



  75. 75

    Re: bwell
    Well said.



  76. 76

    Honestly, i can't belive how much press this is getting. he had an affair. who cares. move on. more important issues like 70K new troups being sent to a war that obama promised would be the first thing he would end when reelected. why isn't real issues like that getting more press coverage.



  77. 77

    I'd like to know how this is playing with teenagers & young adults… Certainly TieHer Woods isn't the first human to cheat on their spouse, but hey, if I did it, I wouldn't get this kinda press either. Kids gotta be on to us by now…