ACCENTURE DUMPS TIGER WOODS ASS

 

Tiger Woods took his biggest blow yet as global giant Accenture Sunday dumped the cheating golf great.

Saying Tiger was “no longer the right representative,” Accenture backed out of an endorsement deal worth an estimated $7 million a year.

The consulting and accounting firm, which once used Woods in a ubiquitous ad campaign that urged customers to “Go on, be a Tiger,” scrubbed his image off its Web site Friday after he admitted to a string of extramarital affairs.

“After careful consideration and analysis, the company has determined that he is no longer the right representative for its advertising,” Accenture said, adding that “it wishes only the best for Tiger Woods and his family.”

Accenture is now the first giant corporate sponsor known to have cut all ties with the disgraced golf great, and its move could mark the beginning of the end of Woods’ career as a pitchman.

AT&T and Gillette have also stopped running ads featuring theonce-beloved sports icon, and analysts say they may also dump him soon.

Woods’ Accenture deal, first signed in 2003, is reportedly worth $7 million a year. The Gillette deal is worth $20 million, and other sponsorship deals could cost Tiger tens of millions more.

With Woods off the golf course and still creating damaging headlines, experts say it makes little sense for sponsors to stick with him.

“If he’s not golfing, those ads don’t make sense,”said Rick Burton, a professor of sports management at Syracuse University.

Nike and video game maker Electronic Arts are standing by Woods – for now.

Woods’ agent did his best to play down the Accenture move.

“Accenture has made a decision to not continue with their sponsorship. We are disappointed but respect their decision,” said Mark Steinberg of IMG Worldwide. The PGA Tour said it would have no comment on the decision.

The crushing financial blow came as Woods, 33, endured another humiliating bimbo eruption.

One of the women he squired during a serial cheating spree says they were in bed together when he got the call that his beloved dad had succumbed to cancer, she says.

“I was beside him wearing nothing but a pair of panties,” Jamie Jungers, 26, told The News of the World in London.

Jungers, who has admitted her 18 months with Tiger Woods ended sourly, revealed that she was on one of her many hookups with Woods at his $3 million Newport Beach, Calif., mansion on May 2, 2006.

Earl Woods, 76, ill with prostate cancer, was on his deathbed in a nearby hospice.

“We were hangin’ out and [Tiger] got a phone call from his mother. His father wasn’t doing very well,” she said.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/tigerwoods/2009/12/14/2009-12-14_tiger_jungers_claim.html#ixzz0Zg0WMyTH

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~ by jennylilbit on December 14, 2009.

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