Golfing great Tiger Woods has taken a break from the sport after he admitted to ‘infidelity’.
Websites are raking in millions over Woods’ scandal
It’s a business worth millions of dollars that some internet entrepreneurs are eyeing by sale of websites dedicated to the Tiger Woods scandal, even as the disgraced golfer himself has lost millions in earnings to his ‘infidelity’.
Dozens of websites have cropped up in the past few days and put on sale for prices as high as 21 million dollars to cash in on the scandal involving the former ‘God of Golf’ and his mistresses.
These include TigersHarem.com, one of the most expensive so far, TigerGotWood.com, TigersLitter.com, TigerTexts.com, TigerLies.com, TigerWoodsLies.com and 2TimingTiger.com, which are currently on sale at leading online marketplace eBay.
Around 20 such website addresses are currently on sale for a price totalling to over 100 million dollars – an amount nearing the golfer’s annual income from his endorsements and tournaments.
However, Woods is set to lose all these earnings as he has announced a hiatus from his professional golf career and is being dropped from the endorsements as well. Companies like Accenture and Gillette, for who Woods was the star campaigner and brand ambassador, have already dropped him.
In October itself, business magazine Forbes, which is known for its rich list rankings, said that Woods has become the world’s first athlete to cross career earnings of one billion dollars and his annul income from endorsements and gold totals more than 100 million dollars.