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Earlier this year, after Tiger topped Forbes' highest-paid athletes list for the eight straight year, the subhead read: "Nothing can stop the Tiger Woods money machine."
That was back when Sunday Tiger news was of the "wins another major while opponent wilts due to the pressure" variety.
Yesterday's story that global consultancy Accenture
Accenture was the first sponsor to sever ties with Tiger (Pepsi's
Meanwhile, Phil Knight of Nike
A New Yorker article by James Surowiecki sheds some light, noting that "a huge gap has opened up between Woods's advertising persona and his public image."
Given this, it makes sense that Accenture (rather than Nike) is the first sponsor to leave. If you're an Accenture consultant trying to win business from a new client, you loved being associated with the laser-focused, uber-professional winner that was the public image of Tiger Woods. Now? Well, you can look to your own thoughts for guidance.
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