Tiger better save all those cases of Gatorade because PepsiCo just announced they are dropping him. As if matters couldn’t get any worse, emails have apparently surfaced where Tiger professes his feelings for Rachel Uchitel.
While most of Woods’ sponsors continue to stand by him, a major one is pulling the plug on a Woods-related product. PepsiCo’s Gatorade won’t be making any more Tiger-themed drinks. The decision was made public before his recent troubles but, observes CBS News Correspondent Kelly Cobiella, the timing couldn’t be worse for Woods.
“The more women that come out and the more mistresses we learn about,” says so-called reputation doctor Mike Paul of MGP & Associates Public Relations, “the sponsors certainly have more of an evaluation going on, and there’s increased pressure for them to at least consider dropping him.”
And now, e-mails have surfaced between Tiger and Rachel Uchitel, the first woman linked to Woods. On Nov. 9, Woods reportedly wrote Uchitel that theirs was much more than a fling. One missive cited says, “I finally found someone I connect with, someone I have never found like this. Not even at home. Why didn’t we find each other years ago?”
This, as Woods’ mother-in-law recovers after being rushed by ambulance from his Orlando home to a nearby hospital early Tuesday. Barbra Holmberg was treated for what are said to have been stomach pains, say officials at Health Central Hospital. She was released 11 hours later. Barbra, 57, is a Swedish politician.
More sh*t, different pile.