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Tiger Woods Dropped by Gatorade

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Tiger Woods of the USA Team on the 8th hole during the Day Four Singles Matches in The Presidents Cup at Harding Park Golf Course on October 10, 2009 in San Francisco, California (Getty Images)more pics »Another one bites the dust: Tiger Woods' Gatorade endorsement was officially dropped, according to People.com. A spokesperson for PepsiCo confirmed the news today. Guess that apology on national TV didn't work miracles...

Tiger and Nike are still going strong (Getty)
"We no longer see a role for Tiger in our marketing efforts and have ended our relationship," spokeswoman Jennifer Schmit said in a statement. "We wish him all the best."

Even though they've dropped their sponsorship, the company will continue to support Tiger's charity, according to TMZ. His agent released the following statement: "We have been in discussions with Gatorade, and while we are disappointed they have decided to not continue with Tiger in their marketing plans, we appreciate their continued involvement with Tiger through his foundation."

At this point, some of Tiger's big-time endorsement deals have gone out the window. Gatorade follows Accenture and a few other brands who've dumped their deals since the affair scandal broke. It's estimated that the golf great raked in over $100 million in endorsements each year prior to his perfect image overhaul.

However, Nike has stood by the shamed golfer through the whole ordeal, and doesn't seem to be going anywhere soon. We're betting there's some serious cash behind that deal, on both ends.

See more pictures of Tiger Woods here:
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  • Tiger Woods in World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational - Round One
  • Tiger Woods in World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational - Round One
  • Tiger Woods in World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational - Round One
  • Tiger Woods in World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational - Round One
  • Tiger Woods in World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational - Round One
  • Tiger Woods in World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational - Round One
  • Tiger Woods in World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational - Round One
See pictures of Tiger Woods here (click any picture):
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  • Tiger Woods in Tiger Woods Makes First Statement Since Crash
  • Tiger Woods in Tiger Woods Makes First Statement Since Crash
  • Tiger Woods in Tiger Woods Makes First Statement Since Crash
  • Tiger Woods in Tiger Woods Makes First Statement Since Crash
  • Tiger Woods in Tiger Woods Makes First Statement Since Crash
  • Tiger Woods in Tiger Woods Makes First Statement Since Crash


Also on Zimbio: Check out a gallery of all the women linked to Tiger Woods during his affair scandal.
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