Tiger Woods Dropped by AT&T

Phone company joins Accenture

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    UNITED STATES - MAY 03: Tiger Woods during the first round of the 2007 Wachovia Championship held at Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 3, 2007. (Photo by Richard Schultz/Getty Images)

    Tiger Woods is really in the rough.

    AT&T, one of the biggest sponsor's of the world's No. 1 golfer, became the latest company to cut ties with Woods in the aftermath a sordid sex scandal that tarnished the athlete's once squeaky-clean image.

    The married father of two said he would take an "indefinite break from professional golf" earlier this month after a bevy of women -- from porn stars to pancake house waitresses -- revealed what they claimed were the tawdry details of their alleged affairs with Woods.

    AT&T, whose logo appeared on Woods' golf bag, said earlier this month it would reevaluate its relationship with embattled athlete. The company now joins the ranks of global consulting firm Accenture, which ended its six-year relationship with Woods in early December.

    Gillette said it plans to limit Woods' role in future promotions and Pepsico said it was dropping its Gatorade "Tiger Focus" drink, but claimed the decision had nothing to do with the mushrooming scandal.

    Nike Inc. said Woods has its full support.

    The golfer earns an estimated $100 million annually for endorsements and tournaments. He's raked in $750 million since he turned pro in 1996.

    Woods' personal life came under scrutiny after he crashed his Cadillac Escalade into a hydrant and a tree outside his Florida home on Nov. 27 and speculation swirled that the crash was a result of a fight between he and wife of five years Elin Nordegren. Tiger later apologized for infidelities."