GM to Tiger Woods: No More Free Cadillacs!

Celebrity News Jan. 13, 2010 AT 2:35PM
GM to Tiger Woods: No More Free Cadillacs! Credit: Storms Media Group

Tiger Woods will have to buy his own cars from now on.

The M.I.A. golfer, 34, no longer has access to free, new vehicles from General Motors, a spokeswoman told USA Today Wednesday.

Although Woods' endorsement deal with GM's Buick brand ended in 2008, the car manufacturer continued to provide him "several vehicles" for personal use.

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That perk for the billionaire athlete ended Dec. 31, 2009, however: as part of an agreement made prior to Woods' car crash and the adultery firestorm that followed, all those free rides -- like the Cadillac Escalade he crashed outside his Florida mansion Nov. 27 -- have been returned to GM, USA Today reports.

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The revelation comes at a time when Woods is being abandoned by corporate endorsers such as Accenture and Gillette.

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What about that Cadillac Escalade that famously collided with a fire hydrant the day after Thanksgiving? The SUV "will be repaired and sold," the article confirms.

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