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On air: Should Tiger stop talking about his private life?

Ros Atkins Ros Atkins | 14:56 UK time, Friday, 9 April 2010

TIGER.jpgMost of you will have seen it, or turned it off so you that couldn't. If you're in the small group of people who want to see it but haven't, here it is. (I can't embed it because Nike have put the squeeze on YouTube and only the Nike channel has it now.)

It raises all sorts of questions. This is a man with more money than he could ever need who has just spent months asking for people and the press to stop prying in his private life.

What does he do to tie with his first tournament back? He releases an ad which clearly refers to recent events in hi private life. And whose purpose is to make him and his sponsor more money. Anything wrong with that?

Some will argue that he's showing loyalty to a sponsor which has stood by him. Others that he has long put corporate interests above all others.

To get you going, have a read of this article from the Irish Times (written before the ad came out). It addresses what Earl Woods wanted for son, something which is certainly relevant considering the voiceover on the ad.


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