Tiger Woods, AT & T are no more. The announcement today comes on the heels of Accenture’s decision to drop the golfer two weeks ago, who made it known that Tiger was “no longer the right representative” for the company. Read more about the Tiger Woods, AT & T split below plus photos and video.
In February of 2009, AT & T and Tiger Woods inked a deal in whcih the athlete would place the AT & T logo on his golf bag.
Michael Coe, an AT & T spokesman, released the following statement:
“We are ending our sponsorship agreement with Tiger Woods and wish him well in the future.”
No other reason was given. The telecommunications company will still lend their name to the golf tournament in Newton Square, Pennsylvania in July. Woods has hosted the event since 2007, which also aids Woods’ charity.
AT & T joins Accenture, Gillette and Tag Heuer as companies who have dropped Woods since revelations came to light around Thanksgiving of his “transgressions”. Nike has stood by their man, and do not have any plans on parting ways with him. It’s been a downward spiral for the golf great since, with the alleged mistress count at…hmmm, can’t remember, I lost count. Rumors have been swirling that alleged Mistress Number 1, Rachel Uchitel, was seen with Woods this past weekend partying in Palm Beach. Let’s hope that is not the case, but with word of his wife, Elin Nordegren, hiring high profile attorney Sorrell Trope to represent the Swedish beauty in her divorce from her husband, well, looks like Tiger is a bit lonely.
What do you think of the Tiger Woods, AT & T split, readers? I’m sure you’re not surprised. Leave me a comment below, plus see more pictures and video of Woods winning the AT & T National this past July.