Golf Digest and Tiger Woods ‘mutually agree’ to stop Woods’ monthly column

Laura Donovan Contributor
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With Tiger Woods’ golf game in the rough, he’s parting company with Golf Digest, a Condé Nast title that was reportedly forking over $1 million a year to carry the pro’s monthly column and run exclusive photos of him as a “playing editor.”

“Golf Digest and Tiger Woods have mutually agreed to stop his monthly bylined articles,” said Jerry Tarde, chairman and editor-in-chief of Golf Digest. “His last regular column will appear in the February 2011 issue of Golf Digest, at which time he will also leave the masthead. We appreciate the insights Tiger has provided to our readers.”

Even at the height of the sex scandal a year ago on Thanksgiving, Golf Digest merely suspended the column for several months while retaining the rights when he resumed playing.

Woods has been on the magazine’s masthead for almost 14 years — since 1997 — and wrote a monthly “Tiger Tips” column. Golf Digest also retained exclusive rights for photo shoots.

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