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    Quote Originally Posted by Wind Dancer;3769077;
    No oither golfer comes close to the image Tiger created for himself. And no other golfer will ever come close to being the golfer Tiger is. He is in a class by himself. And IMO it is possibly naive to think that any other golfer could in any significant way replace the best golfer in history.
    I agree that Tiger is in a class by himself... as was Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones ... In their day, they too were irreplaceable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonbonlover;3769120;
    I agree that Tiger is in a class by himself... as was Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones ... In their day, they too were irreplaceable.
    Bonbon--and in these days of much faster and much more plentiful communciations devices--IMO Tiger has a recognition and (formerly) cachet factor that none of those other golfers ever had.

    And let's not forget that he really broke golf's longstanding color barrier too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wind Dancer;3769077;
    Interest in Tiger has always been a combo of what he does and who he is. He and his dad created it that way.

    No oither golfer comes close to the image Tiger created for himself. And no other golfer will ever come close to being the golfer Tiger is. He is in a class by himself. And IMO it is possibly naive to think that any other golfer could in any significant way replace the best golfer in history.

    Tiger made golf what it is tioday and it is going to be interesting to see what--if anything--golf can do eithout him.

    My own suspicion is=--"not much."
    tjhe only inerest I've ever exhibited in golf has had to do with the incredible athlete Tiger is.
    Without him playing I couldn't care less. Living in an area where there are a lot of gold tournaments I know I am far from the only person who feels this way.
    Athletes, musicians, actors/actresses are all surpassed in their skills by someone else. It's just a matter of time. Michael Jordan was always viewed as 'unmatchable' in the 80's, but now LeBron James is viewed by some to play the game best. I always thought 'The Boss' held the title for best musician in his genre, but kids nowadays ask who he is.
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    Heck there would be a lot of people unemployed if they had morality clauses in their employment contracts.
    Or we'd have more people behaving themselves...
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    Wind... I totally agree. Tiger has broken many barriers and he has become not only the biggest star in his sport, but the biggest sports star in the world. Yes, the world is a changing... But gosh I do remember how Jack Nicklaus' face was in every golf shop and his name was in the forefront of every sports commentary. Jack Nicklaus was an incredible golfer and also presented as a great family man. We went from The Golden Bear to Tiger!

    Today's fast and plentiful communication devices have catapulted Tiger ... but what the internet giveth, the internet taketh away... Tiger's very own reputation that his handlers have created are very big shoes for him to fill... perhaps if he had played back in the day of the other greats he wouldn't be faced with falling off the pedestal.
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    "Originally Posted by captain
    Heck there would be a lot of people unemployed if they had morality clauses in their employment contracts."



    And yet most contracts for any public contact on behalf of a corp contain morals clauses.

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    Hmmm...could part of this outcry be because he's American and we want our pound of flesh?

    I'm only wondering because footballers have gotten into all sorts of hi-jinks (some even violent) and haven't lost endorsements. Kate Moss got filmed smoking crack and tooting it up and she lost a crapload of endorsements, but after the dust settled she got even better ones.

    PIMGuy: I heard on the news that Tag was planning to stand by Tiger a few days ago. Personally, I think it's sad that they have apparently changed their position on this matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kao;3769269;
    Hmmm...could part of this outcry be because he's American and we want our pound of flesh?

    I'm only wondering because footballers have gotten into all sorts of hi-jinks (some even violent) and haven't lost endorsements. Kate Moss got filmed smoking crack and tooting it up and she lost a crapload of endorsements, but after the dust settled she got even better ones.

    PIMGuy: I heard on the news that Tag was planning to stand by Tiger a few days ago. Personally, I think it's sad that they have apparently changed their position on this matter.
    Yeah, Tag seemed to back-peddle pretty quick. I don't know if they found out something new or just decided it isn't worth it right now. Hopefully it is a business decision by them and the other sponsors, whether they stick with him or not. I just think the non-golf related companies have relied on Tiger's integrity and fame to sell their businesses and products, and now that integrity is in question and his fame is quickly turning into notoriety so they may start bailing on him. As a consumer, if I played golf, I would still value Tiger's assessment of golfing equipment despite his troubles. Nobody can argue that he doesn't know golf.

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    Tiger scandal could spell trouble for AT&T tourney - Washington Times

    Sports' first billion-dollar man continued to watch reported mistresses line up and sponsors begin to step out over the weekend.

    Accenture became the first company to announce plans to sever endorsement ties with Tiger Woods on Sunday. Gillette has tabled its ads featuring Woods. Gatorade is dropping its Woods-themed "Focus" brand, but the company said it had plans to do this before the incidents of late November that triggered the flood of revelations. And Swiss watch maker Tag Heuer said it will spend the next few weeks assessing its relationship with Woods.

    But the latest company to take a closer look at its relationship with the 33-year-old golfer could hit a little closer to home.

    AT&T, which has sponsored his annual golf tournament since its debut in 2007, told The Washington Times on Monday that it was "presently evaluating" its partnership with Woods and his foundation's event.

    "We support Tiger's decision [to take an indefinite leave of absence from professional golf], and our thoughts will be with him and his family," the company said in a statement. "We are presently evaluating our ongoing relationship with him."
    AT&T is re-evaluating it's relationship with Tiger as well. Wind Dancer is absolutely right about morals clauses being in every spokesperson's contract. These types of scandals are not something corporate PR people want a part of and we, unfortunately, are living in an increasingly tabloid culture. I didn't fully realize how much so until these past few weeks. I guess it's only been 2 1/2 weeks. I've never seen anything unravel the way it has with Tiger. It's very sad in many ways.

    There is no other Tiger Woods for golf. It hasn't been like tennis where Pete Sampras was eclipsed by Roger Federer and now Rafa Nadal is challenging Fed. There is only one Tiger. He revolutionized golf and made it a much more popular sport and no one compares. Maybe someday but Tiger has been out there for over a decade and no one compared then and now in terms of his talent and the level of excitement and interest he brought to the sport. And some day this scandal will abate but, unfortunately, that won't be for quite some time now. Ultimately Tiger is responsible for his own behavior and the corporations are doing the realistic and expected thing -- given the circumstances -- but it doesn't make me like our tabloid culture one bit more.
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    Re: Tiger Woods' Accident

    Quote Originally Posted by Wind Dancer;3769146;
    Bonbon--and in these days of much faster and much more plentiful communciations devices--IMO Tiger has a recognition and (formerly) cachet factor that none of those other golfers ever had.

    And let's not forget that he really broke golf's longstanding color barrier too.
    That would be Charlie Sifford, Lee Elder, Calvin Peete, Jim Thorpe and other leeser known black golfers that played regularly on the tour before Tiger. Tiger just walked through the barrier that was already busted right open by those guys especially Charlie Sifford. Tiger's great acheivement as far as color barriers go was winning a major.
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