Obligatory Tiger Woods Post: The Infamous Escalade Belongs To GM

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Apparently you’re not a real blog anymore unless you play some part in the giddy rush to strip Tiger Woods of any remaining shred of privacy… so as much as we’d prefer to not escalade the situation, here goes. USA Today reports that the Cadillac Escalade Tiger allegedly drove into a fire hydrant doesn’t belong to him, but is actually owned by General Motors. Huh? Didn’t GM and Tiger part ways just over a year ago? Woods’ contract with GM was originally supposed to expire this year, so perhaps Tiger was due a few perks post-contract because of its early demise. Or, maybe the Escalade was just an old-fashioned celeb loaner. Either way, maybe this will change the conventional wisdom that lending free cars to celebrities is a good decision branding-wise. Especially for firms that are going to have to use taxpayer money to pay someone to buff out those 9-iron marks.

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  • Banger Banger on Dec 04, 2009

    Tiger Woods is so rich that he owns lots of expensive cars. Now he has a hole in one. What's the difference between a car and a golf ball? Tiger can drive a ball 300 yards. Tiger Woods wasn't seriously injured in the crash, but he's still below par. What were Tiger Woods and his wife doing out at 2.30 in the morning? They went clubbing. Tiger Woods crashed into a fire hydrant and a tree. He couldn’t decide between a wood and an iron. Ping just offered Elin Woods an endorsement contract pushing her own set of drivers. They are said to be named Elin Woods..."clubs you can beat Tiger with." Tiger just changed his nickname but still kept it in the cat family--his new name?: Cheetah Since Tiger drives an Escalade, can he blame the accident on his Caddy? (Many thanks to my friends at Ranger Power Sports.)

  • Poltergeist Poltergeist on Dec 04, 2009

    Bet Tiger is wishing he had gotten a freebie Lexus from Toyota instead. He could have blamed the wreck on them and maybe this all wouldn't have blown up on him.

  • Nick Nick on Dec 04, 2009

    "Cadillac's Escalade, safer than the Swedish model."

  • Nick Nick on Dec 07, 2009

    When I looked at GM they never said anything about OnStar helping you find slutty cocktail waitresses and hostesses. Had they, I would have reconsidered.