Sponsor Accenture Dumps Tiger Woods

Consulting/outsourcing firm cites 'circumstances' in ending deal
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 13, 2009 3:09 PM CST
Don't expect to see Tiger Woods, shown hugging caddy Steve Williams during the Accenture Match Play Championship in Marana, Ariz., in 2008, this close to the consulting firm's logo anytime soon.   (AP Photo/Matt York)
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(Newser) – Global consulting and outsourcing firm Accenture is ending its sponsorship of Tiger Woods, saying the golfer is "no longer the right representative" after the "circumstances of the last two weeks." Today's announcement was the company's first statement since allegations of Woods' infidelity surfaced. The company is the second key sponsor to pull away this weekend: Gillette said yesterday it won't feature Woods in its ads for an unspecified period.

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