So, AT&T is the latest sponsor to drop Tiger Woods, joining Accenture. Buick dropped Tiger a year ago in the midst of the GM bankruptcy.
With respect to Tiger, my personal feeling is that I like to watch Tiger play golf. I only watch golf when Tiger is playing. The truth is, Tiger doesn't play enough.
While I find the fall from grace precipitated by the Tiger Libido interesting as tabloid fare, I really don't care that much. I am not a golfer, so, I am not buying the Tiger products anyway. I certainly wouldn't have bought a Buick because of him, or consulted with Accenture, or even used an AT&T cell phone because of him. AT&T can go sponsor Ernie Els or Vijay the Cheater or Phil Mickelson or some other oft-shown golfer to get the AT&T logo on TV.
I would personally like to see Tiger play more tournaments, and some of the lesser ones. So, since he's going to be minus a ton of cash now, perhaps he'll deign to play in some of the more obscure events.
I like Lee Trevino's idea - make the pros play every tournament every three years, or pull their card.
But, that's just me.