Tiger Woods ads to be removed from Shanghai airport
Accenture's billboards and airport advertisements featuring Tiger Woods at the Shanghai airport will soon be removed. Accenture ended its six-year sponsorship agreement with the golfer on Dec 14.india Updated: Dec 16, 2009 20:58 IST
The global consulting and outsourcing firm decided to end its sponsorship deal with Woods, saying the golfer is "no longer the right representative" after the "circumstance of the last two weeks."
The announcement marks the company's first statement since allegations of Woods' infidelity surfaced in recent weeks. Accenture decided to break its ties with Woods after sports drink brand Gatorade and Gillette pulled away from the golfer.
Woods has announced that he will take an indefinite break from golf to spend time with his family. The firm said it could not afford to wait for the golfer's return to the sport.