Key Tiger Woods Sponsors Nike and Upper Deck Announce that Scandal Will Not Affect Relationship
Trading card and memorabilia company Upper Deck said on Tuesday it would not end its sponsor deals with Tiger Woods.
"Upper Deck will maintain its exclusive agreement with Tiger in both our sports cards and memorabilia categories, and we look forward to his eventual return to the PGA Tour," Upper Deck Chief Executive Officer Richard McWilliam said in a statement.
Is Tiger Woods' Nike contract safe?
The sneaker company's chairman and co-founder, Phil Knight, says Woods' latest woes are simply a "minor blip" in the golf star's legacy, according to Sports Business Journal. "I think he's been really great. When his career is over, you'll look back on these indiscretions as a minor blip, but the media is making a big deal out of it right now," Knight told the publication. He did not say whether Nike would drop Woods, 33, as a sponsor.