Tiger Woods will go down in history as one of the most successful American golfers of our time. Woods has won countless tournaments, was once named the highest paid athlete by Forbes and has continued to win every possible award in the sport of golfing.
In November 2009 news broke that Woods had countless affairs with several different women while he was married. Accenture, AT&T, Gatorade and General Motors completely ended their sponsorship deals, while Gillette suspended advertising featuring Woods. TAG Heuer dropped Woods from advertising in December 2009 and officially ended their deal when his contract expired in August 2011. The magazine Golf Digest suspended Woods' monthly column beginning with the February 2010 issue.
On February 29, 2010 Woods issued a public apology/televised statement stating he completed a 45-day therapy program and stated that he didn't know when he would return to golfing. Woods returned to golf in April 2010 and has continued endorsement partnerships with Nike and several other companies.
"I felt that I had worked hard my entire life and deserved to enjoy all the temptations around me. I felt I was entitled. Thanks to money and fame, I didn't have to go far to find them. I was wrong. I was foolish."