Woods said Finchem speaks to him only when Finchem wants Woods to play in a certain tournament. And Woods also has serious problems with how the Tour uses his image.
Tour spokesman Bob Coombs says Finchem and Woods have a 'solid relationship. I'm confused by these implications.'
Among Woods' complaints is the use of his name in certain company marketing (PriceWaterhouseCoopers lauded Woods' success in its `Fall Finish' campaign despite Woods' involvement with competitor American Express), and the issue of media rights.
The Tour increased the rights payments for his made-for-television duel with Sergio Garcia to $1.4 million, up from $400,000 for the David Duval exhibition.