Jan
13
2010
No More Free Rides for Tiger
By Stephanie Wei under General

Tiger Woods’ sponsorship with General Motors’ Buick division ended in 2008 because of the company’s financial struggles, but GM let him keep several cars, like the Cadillac Escalade he plowed into a fire hydrant and tree in the infamous “accident” on November 27. But according to USA Today, GM will no longer be providing courtesy cars for Tiger to drive (and crash).

This is probably also a positive for Tiger. I mean, the airbags didn’t even deploy!

A GM spokesperson vowed the contract ended at the end of 2009 and was set before the scandalous allegations against Tiger. «cough…BS…cough» Or maybe GM is pulling an Accenture, AT&T, Gillette and TAG Heuer.

I don’t blame GM for not renewing the agreement — the guy is obviously a terrible driver. He couldn’t successfully steer the car 20 yards moving forward out of his own driveway and received a ticket for careless driving, mind you. Oh wait

And the good news for GM is that the company owns one of the most famous used vehicles in history, which will be auctioned off once it’s repaired. It’s worth more now, too. Much more. Perhaps enough to help save a few jobs on the assembly line?

[Photo via Jalopnik]