by Cindy Boren
It was easy to snicker when a new commercial debuted in Japan earlier this month showing Tiger Woods hawking a heat rub product (insert whatever joke comes to mind here).
But Woods' latest promotional deal with Vantelin Kowa rub may be about more than a desire to build his global brand in the far East.
It's quite possible that Woods actually needs the money -- badly.
According to a Fortune Magazine piece published Friday morning, Woods' earnings may be down as much as $50 million, making it difficult for the former World No. 1 to cover the costs of his lavish lifestyle.
Read the rest of this article, including what's going on with Elin Nordegren, at the Washington Post.