Child protection officers are said to have visited the golfer's home over the weekend following allegations that he and his wife had a violent row over his affairs
With sponsors abandoning
Tiger Woods in their droves, the latest piece of bad news to hit the beleaguered golfer is the alleged visit by a child protection team.
The Florida Department of Children and Families routinely send investigators to check the safety of a home after a suspected domestic violence incident; they supposedly paid a visit to the Woods’ home over the weekend following allegations that he and his wife, Elin, had had a violent row over his affairs.
There is no suggestion that Woods and his wife Elin risk losing custody of their children Sam, two, and Charlie, 10 months. But it won’t help Woods’ already-tarnished image among his sponsors and former fans.
The latest sponsors to distance themselves from Woods are grooming giants Gilette and global management consultancy Accenture.
Woods recently announced he was taking an indefinite break from golf; industry analysts estimate this could cost him around 110 million pounds in lost endorsements, tournament winnings and appearance fees.
But according to Woods himself, he wants to focus on being ‘a better husband, father and person‘. For his wife, Elin, that’s got to be worth more than any amount of money – if she gives him the chance to do so, that is. Rumours abound that she plans on a trial separation after Christmas. No-one in their right mind could blame her.