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The Loop

Tiger And Buick Part Ways

November 24, 2008

No more Buick commercials for Tiger Woods. General Motors and the world's top-ranked golfer announced a "mutual and amicable separation" Monday after nine years together, effective December 31, 2008. Woods, who is expecting his second child in late winter, wants more personal time. Plus, GM is looking for ways to cut costs during difficult economic times.

"I am very proud of the long standing partnership I've had with GM and have enjoyed being a part of the company's dramatic product evolution," Woods said in a statement on his web site. "We've had a lot of fun together and I participated in some unique and rewarding activities. We've enjoyed a tremendous partnership over the years and we will maintain strong ties with the many people at GM we call friends."