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Woods, Golf Digest end relationship

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) ― Tiger Woods has one less endorsement deal, ending his 13-year relationship with golf’s biggest magazine when they couldn’t agree on how many hours he should devote to the job.

Golf Digest, with a circulation of 1.65 million, announced Thursday the mutual end of a relationship that began at the 1997 Masters. He made his debut in the magazine in June that year, and the endorsement had been his second-longest, behind Nike.

“We appreciate the insights Tiger has provided to our readers,” Jerry Tarde, chairman and editor-in-chief of the publication, said in a statement. Woods’ articles mainly were instructional tips.

Golf Digest never disclosed terms of the deal, although it was believed to be among the smallest financially for Woods ― no more than $2 million a year. The value came from exposure, along with some content provided for Woods’ website.
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