The ripple effect from Tiger Woods’ sex scandal has shown it’s head again. Gatorade announced they will cut ties with Tiger Woods, but keep their relationship with The Tiger Woods Foundation, which makes no sense to me. Why would they continue with his foundation? Gatorade was one of Woods’ biggest sponsors and is now the third major sponsor to drop him, which is fine with Mark Steinberg, Tiger’s agent.
This is all fine and dandy if you ask me. Tiger Woods has been playing golf his entire life. For at least the last five years, while he was sexing and pain killer-ing it up all around the world, he was also winning major championships and golf tournaments. I say the last five years because of his marriage to Elin. And we all know you aren’t suppose to be sexing it up with other women during marriage, and surely not 15 or 19 or 45, whatever the number ended at. So for five years he has lived a double and triple life while still winning tournaments.
So I think when Tiger Woods comes back from rehab and continues to make himself better, just imagine the focus he could possibly have. And sponsors will line up out the door to sign Tiger. And Mark Steinberg knows this and is probably sitting in his posh office and thinking how great it will be in a year or two to stick it back to these sponsors. I mean he already did it once with the whole press conference during the Accenture Match Play, which happens to be the first sponsor to drop Tiger.
When Tiger comes back this is what I think he should do. When he has a big lead going into the final round of U.S. Open this year, he should wake up in the morning and allow cameras to film him getting ready. It will be a special that airs right before the TV telecast. All the kids should be in the background and Elin as well just to show he has moved past everything and made his marriage and family stronger. And then it should show him shaving with a Schick razor and Schick shaving cream just to get back at Gillette for dropping him. Then when he wins, Stevie should hand him a Powerade or Vitamin Water and Tiger should take a big swig and hold it during the post round news conference, like they do during Nascar races. Then during the trophy presentation he should take a call on a Verizon phone. And make a comment like “Man the reception is so much better on this phone compared to AT&T.”
Tiger would never do this, but I think it would be hilarious. Anyways, good riddance Gatorade and welcome Vitamin Water.