Almost a year ago, Tiger Woods' car accident in his driveway set into motion a series of events that led to the revelation of his startling infidelity. As a result, Tiger lost sponsorships and his marriage, suffered significant brand damage and went an entire year without winning a tournament. Throughout the year, Tiger's agent Mark Steinberg, IMG senior vice president and global managing director, chose to say very little publicly. With the year anniversary approaching, Steinberg sat down with CNBC.com for a wide ranging interview...
Darren: Mark, how hard was this last year for you?
Steinberg: It was tough. But life is about standing by the people who you know are your friends, and I stand by my clients. It was difficult, but if I were presented with what happened again, I'd do the exact same thing.
Darren: Does it seem like a year has gone by?
Steinberg: It seems like a hell of a lot longer than a year.
Darren: A lot of people were very hard on Tiger and hard on you. How do you answer to all the legions of "experts" and media who questioned you how you personally and IMG managed this crisis? Would you have done anything differently from a strategic standpoint?