Golf Digest Drops Tiger

In a sign that Tiger Woods' marketing problem may be growing, Golf Digest announced Wednesday that Woods' monthly instructional columns would be suspended until he returns from his "indefinite" break from PGA Tour. A publicist for the magazine said, "we respect Tiger's decision to take a break from professional golf and focus on his family." Woods, who reportedly earns $3 million annually from his exclusive agreement with the magazine, will remain on the masthead. The news of Golf Digest's decision was unexpected. While mainstream companies, such as Gillette and Accenture have recently distanced themselves from Woods, scandal-ridden athletes usually fare better within the insular subcultures associated with their profession.