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An agreement with General Motors that allowed Tiger Woods to have free access to their vehicles has also ended.

An agreement with General Motors that allowed Tiger Woods to have free access to their vehicles has also ended.

Woods’ Buick sponsorship deal with the giant Auto manufacturers ended in 2008 and had everything to do with the fact that cash-strapped GM had to be bailed out at that time by the US Government.

An agreement that Woods continue to have free access to Buick vehicles remained in place and in fact it was a Buick SUV that he crashed in the early hours of the morning following Thanksgiving day.

The crash opened up a can of worms re the World No 1’s private life and led to Woods opting out of golf in order to try a repair his relationship with his Swedish wife Elin, with whom he has two children.

Since then Woods has gone to ground and disappeared from public view with rumours circulating that Elin wants to end the relationship and take with her a settlement reported to be between 200 and 300 million US dollars.

In the shadow of this scandal, USA Today reported that GM confirmed this week that as from the 31st of December 2009, Woods was no longer able to make use of their vehicles on a loan basis.

They claim the termination of the agreement was scheduled way back and insist that it has nothing to do with his crash and its consequences.

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