Tiger Back As Pitchman (but will miss British Open)…
Tiger Woods is back, and he’s coming to a TV near you…assuming you live in Japan.
In a new commercial that will air next month in the Far East, the former global megastar will be hawking “Vantelin Kowa,” a Japanese Heat Rub Cream (think Shaq and “Icy Hot”).
This will be Tiger’s first corporate TV pitch since 2009 – when a small “accident” derailed his once “promising” golf career – and when ginormous companies like Gatorade and Accenture sprinted away from him like he had the bubonic plague.
This isn’t exactly Coca-Cola signing on board, but it’s a (small) step in the right direction (remember how much it helped Vinny Chase’s career when he endorsed a Chinese Energy Drink?).
Now, if Tiger could actually stay healthy and win a tournament…
Without further ado, here’s the spot (which I promise is worth 30 seconds of your life):
UPDATE – 11:37am – BREAKING NEWS: TIGER TO MISS BRITISH OPEN – http://web.tigerwoods.com/news/article/2011070521431998/news/