NEW YORK — 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 Monday
afternoon marked a less enthusiastic stance about the world's richest
athlete, who endorses the company's watches, than earlier in the day.

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

The luxury watchmaker's new statement
Monday 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.

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