Tag Heuer will reconsider relationship with Tiger

Swiss watch maker Tag Heuer said it will spend the next few

weeks assessing its relationship with golfer Tiger Woods.

The statement from the company Monday afternoon marked a less

enthusiastic stance about the world’s richest athlete, who endorses

the company’s watches, than earlier in the day.

That’s when a spokeswoman told The Associated Press the company

would continue with Woods, whom she called “the best in his

domain.”

The luxury watchmaker’s new statement Monday says that because

of Woods’ indefinite leave from golf, it is examining its long-term

relationship with him.

The statement comes a day after consulting firm Accenture

dropped ties with Woods.

Woods announced Friday he is taking an indefinite leave from

golf to work on his marriage after allegations of infidelity

surfaced in recent weeks.