Only 24 hours after we revealed to you that Elin Noodegren may have a new boyfriend that is swimming in money, could it really be true that Tiger Woods is struggling financially? No way, right? This is the guy that is atop the list of wealthiest athletes year in and year out. Even after his infamous sex scandal, Tiger was still pulling in more money in an endorsements in a single year than most of us sports bloggers combined will earn in a lifetime. Nevertheless, the rumors are out there.
According to NESN.com, Daniel Roberts of Fortune recently indicated that Tiger’s divorce and decreased marketability could have him in a bit over his head.
“Now he may actually be hurting for funds,” Roberts said. “At the very least, there are signs that he isn’t generating enough to comfortably his costs.”
Naturally, Woods’ agent denied that there are any problems with money. Let’s keep this in perspective: being able to cover costs and hurting for money are two different concepts. The worst case scenario for Tiger is he would have to sell off some assets and cut down on his “debt.” He would still be a lot more wealthy than we are, but the point is the demise of Tiger’s public image could be catching up to him. You didn’t really think he would do a commercial like this simply because he felt like it, did you?