12/9: Tiger’s Troubles…Americans Say, “Butt Out”

December 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured, Golf, Sports, Sports Bench

As more tawdry details of Tiger Woods’ marital infidelity make their way through the rumor mill, the golf great remains tight-lipped.  Is that the best strategy for Woods?

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

According to nearly seven in ten residents nationwide, he should deal with the events privately.  25% disagree saying Woods should talk about the situation under public scrutiny.  6% are unsure.

What about all those endorsements Woods has been cashing in on?  Will the public still purchase products promoted by the now tarnished sports figure?  Americans respond overwhelmingly, “Yes.”  91% say Woods’ “transgressions” make no difference when deciding whether or not to buy a product endorsed by the golfer.  8% say recent events will make them less likely to buy such products.

Table: Public or Private Issue
Table: Impact on Endorsements

Marist Poll Methodology

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3 Responses to “12/9: Tiger’s Troubles…Americans Say, “Butt Out””

  1. david alpert on December 9th, 2009 7:32 pm

    Who is being polled? Golfer ony?

  2. janie on December 11th, 2009 12:14 pm

    There is more to life than the Tiger Woods family problems and that is just what it is their problems and for them to deal with them. Every one in the world famous or non famous have a hidden life for one time or another. Life is not easy and everyone should just stay out of their affairs and the news should stop trying to make things worse and let the family work out their problems together. Give them their time and space to try to resolve what has to be done between them and their families….I really feel sorry for his wife and children it is a hard enough for them to try to heal think of the children and the others in the family

  3. Golf on May 25th, 2010 6:03 pm

    I agree with Janie. Personal life is just that and couples have had problems with each other since the beginning of time so why publicize this. I do not see it as news and actually do not bother with it at all.

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