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Golf Digest puts Tiger Woods on hold

December 23, 2009 | 12:57 pm

Tiger The fallout from the Tiger Woods scandal continues to grow as Golf Digest announced it was suspending his monthly instructional articles.

"We respect Tiger's decision to take a break from professional golf and focus on his family," a Golf Digest publicist said. "Tiger's bylined instruction articles will not be published in Golf Digest during his time away from the game."

Woods will remain on the magazine's masthead. It remained unclear if the suspension effects his exclusive contract, which reportedly pays him $3 million a year.

"We're not going to comment on the compensation," the publicist said.

Golf Digest drew criticism this month when its latest magazine cover, which went to press before the scandal broke, featured a photo illustration of Woods caddying for President Obama with the headline "10 Tips Obama Can Take From Tiger."

-- David Wharton

Photo: Tiger Woods. Credit: Gary I. Rothstein / EPA