Tiger Back As Pitchman (but will miss British Open)…

Hi Japan! My name is Tiger Woods and people used to like me...


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 OPENhttp://web.tigerwoods.com/news/article/2011070521431998/news/

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