Report: General Motors Cuts-Off Tiger From Free Cars

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

General Motors is asking Tiger Woods for its cars back, after an agreement with the golf star ended two weeks ago. A contract between Woods and GM’s Buick brand expired in 2008, but the controversial golfer was allowed access to GM products, including the Cadillac Escalade SUV that he so famously crashed in his Florida neighborhood. A clause in the contract that allowed him access to those vehicles expired on December 31st.

The Escalade, which also had its windows smashed by Woods’ wife Elin Nordegren, will reportedly be fixed and sold. Woods also reportedly has a Buick Enclave (which he is shown posing next to, above) for personal use.

Since the Tiger Woods scandal first broke, numerous sponsors have separated themselves from the world’s richest golfer including AT&T, Accenture and Gillette, while Tag Heuer is limiting its use of Woods in their ads, while Gatorade has put a hault on a special line of Tiger Woods-branded drinks.

[Source: USA Today]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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