Is Tiger Woods, unthinkably, in financial trouble these days?
That may be both exaggerating and oversimplifying it, but given a loss of endorsement deals, his recent divorce settlement, a hefty mortgage, and even a pay cut from Nike, life on Planet Tiger isn't what it used to be.
Forbes reports that Tiger recently signed a deal to hawk a heat rub in Japan. Although Woods was likely paid in the single-digit millions for the spot, it's a far cry from his former campaigns for Pepsi, Gillette, and Accenture.
Once king of the sports world, Tiger has suffered financially since late 2009.
After his personal life imploded, his endorsement list shrank and his marriage ended in a divorce settlement with Elin Nordegren worth $100 million-plus.
But now he may actually be hurting for funds. At the very least, there are signs that the legend isn't generating enough to comfortably cover his costs.