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Swiss watch maker to assess relationship with Woods

Swiss watch maker Tag Heuer said it will spend the next few weeks assessing its relationship with golfer Tiger Woods.

The statement from the company yesterday afternoon marked a less enthusiastic stance about the world's richest athlete, who endorses the company's watches, than earlier in the day, The Associated Press reports.

That's when a spokeswoman told The AP the company would continue with Woods, whom she called "the best in his domain."

The luxury watchmaker's later statement yesterday says that because of Woods' indefinite leave from golf, it is examining its long-term relationship with him.

The statement comes a day after consulting firm Accenture dropped ties with Woods.

Meanwhile, Golf Digest, which features Woods on the cover of its January issue says it doesn't plan to change its Woods coverage in the future.

"Our statement remains the same, that is Golf Digest has had a long-standing relationship with Tiger Woods to provide instruction articles for the magazine, and we do not have any plans to change that," a magazine representative told Usmagazine.com.

Woods announced Friday he is taking an indefinite leave from golf to work on his marriage after allegations of infidelity surfaced in recent weeks.

Behar apologizes to UchitelJoy Behar, co-host of ABC's "The View," apologized on air yesterday for calling Woods paramour Rachel Uchitel a "hooker" on last week's show.

Uchitel's lawyer, Gloria Allred, released a statement that read in part, "We accept ABC's apology and this resolves the matter with ABC. Our action and this apology should also send a message to the public that Rachel values her reputation and that she will consider all of her legal options against anyone or any entity which defames her."

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