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Did The Maestro Turn Him On To It? Tiger Woods To Endorse Japanese Heat Rub

Man, when Jackie Chiles hears about Tiger Woods agreeing to pitch a Japanese heat rub that soothes aching joints and muscles, he’s going to be pissed. You know, if Jackie Chiles were actually a real live person practicing law, the product in question was a Chinese balm and not a Japanese rub and Bob Cobb was actually the conductor of the Policeman’s Benevolent Association Orchestra. But I digress. This is a public humiliation.

Anyhoo, since Tiger isn’t making any money on the course, he might as well earn some cash off it, which is likely why he has decided to endorse the above-mentioned product in a television commercial set to air in Japan in mid-July.


“Kowa Company Ltd. is pleased to announce the use of Tiger Woods as the image character of Antiphlogistic Analgetic Vantelin Kowa series,” the Nagoya-based company said in a press release.

The what? Antiphlogistic Vantelin Kowa? Jackie would not be pleased with this development. Hoo boy, not a chance: “Do you know what a Antiphlogistic Vantelin Kowa is? Have you ever seen a Antiphlogistic Vantelin Kowa? Didn’t you read the instructions? No one can tell what a Antiphlogistic Vantelin Kowa’s gonna do. They’re unpredictable!”

That does not sound all herbal to me. Nope. The Maestro would never recommend using such a product. But I guess Tiger would. And he’s a real person.

Tiger Woods to pitch heat rub in Japan []