It’s a lonely birthday for Tiger
With no family, friends and alleged high-class madames around, it's going to be a lonely birthday for troubled celebrity golfer Tiger Woods who turns 34 today (Dec 30).
Woods is said to be still on his yacht Privacy avoiding the daily allegations spewing from waitresses and porn stars, reports news.co.au.
Woods' life took a downturn when he crashed his car outside his house in the early hours of Nov 27 amid allegations of a massive fight between him and his wife Elin Nordegren, who apparently used a golf club to break the window on his car.
After the accident, the golfer has been tainted by allegations of serial infidelities with as many as 14 women around the US, including various waitresses, nightclub hostesses and porn stars, claiming they had affairs with him.
His wife is apparently living separately with their children, while the golfer, who has taken an indefinite break from golf, has gone into seclusion.
More humiliation for Woods came as his image was removed from Florida publicity shots for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, which he has won six times. Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer announced it was dropping him from its US ad campaigns.
Also, management consultancy firm Accenture announced that it would discontinue its sponsorship agreement with the scandal-tainted golfer. Gillette has also axed a 12 million pounds (about $19.4 million) marketing deal with him.
Pepsi bosses have also held talks about their 60 million-pound five-year contract with Woods since ditching the Gatorade Tiger Focus drink, and US phone giant ATT is "evaluating" its link with the star.
Business experts in the US have estimated the loss to shareholders from Woods' marital infidelity at about $13.65 billion, comparing returns for Woods' sponsors to those of the total stock market and of each sponsor's closest competitor.