Tiger makes an interesting return to TV

04/08/2010 at 1:59 PM Leave a comment

Today, the name Tiger Woods evokes mixed reactions from the American public. After the discovery of his infidelity, the man that was once idolized by almost everybody is now under a microscope of scrutiny and tabloid-style harassment.

I’ll admit, I used to look up to Tiger. His grace and poise on the biggest, most challenging golf courses in the world was enough to have me tuning in to a sport that I’ll admittedly never succeed at.

But right now I think I am on the same boat as a lot other people. I don’t want to hear anymore about Tiger’s personal problems, and I just want to see him piece his life back together and excel on the links again.

It was reported that Tiger lost a large sum of money from his endorsement like Gillette, Accenture and Gatorade. One prominent company has stood by him in light of recent events, Nike.

Here is Tiger’s first commercial with Nike since the controversy. It will air during the Masters, where Tiger is making his first appearance in a professional golf tournament since November.

To be honest, I don’t know what to think about it. I’ve watched the ad about five or six times, but it seems very disjointed, and, frankly, kind of awkward. It’s not making light of the situation, but it certainly doesn’t help the whole “forgetting it” movement. Just imagine the buzzkill this commercial would bring when it’s wedged between an ad for Callaway golf clubs and Bengay. What do you think about it?

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