The scandal surrounding disgraced golfer Tiger Woods will be little more than a career blip, experts said last night.
Today Woods — accused of a string of infidelities — is expected to apologise and announce his comeback.
And publicist Max Clifford insisted that the Tiger brand would soon be back on track saying:
“Golf needs him far more than he needs golf,” he said.
The father-of-two has been in hiding since a mystery car crash in November which sparked a series of lurid headlines about his private life.
Woods, who took a personal hammering as details of his alleged liaisons emerged, is due to issue a public apology in Florida today in a bid to rebuild his reputation. “I think it is a step in the right direction. It will soften things slightly,” Mr Clifford added. But he insisted the player's antics off the golf course would have no long-term impact on his illustrious career.
Woods, a 14-time major winner, said in December he would be taking an indefinite break from the game following the storm of bad publicity.