Colin Montgomerie believes Tiger Woods will return from his marital problems to win more majors but says he won't be the iconic player who dominated golf for the past decade.
Woods has taken an indefinite leave from the game after admitting to infidelity.
Europe's Ryder Cup captain told BBC Radio on Sunday that he had no doubt Woods would come back and add to his 14 majors, but said his mystique has now gone.
Woods has not been seen in public since the Nov. 27 automobile accident at his Florida home that precipitated reports alleging multiple affairs and marriage troubles.
Several companies have severed ties with the world's top golfer, most recently AT&T Inc. on Thursday. The phone company's logo appeared on his golf bag, and Woods has also been the host of the AT&T National PGA Tour event since it started in 2007.
Consulting firm Accenture dropped Woods two weeks ago, saying he was "no longer the right representative" for the company's values.
Gillette, a unit of the Procter & Gamble Co., stopped short of saying it was dropping Woods earlier in the month, but it was unclear what role would be left for Woods after the company indicated he would be "phased out" of television and print advertising, as well as from public appearances.
Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer, a unit of luxury goods empire LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, said it would "downscale" its use of the golfer's image, just a few days after publicly declaring it was sticking by Woods.
Not all sponsors have abandoned Woods. Sports card and memorabilia maker Upper Deck Co. said it would continue its relationship with the PGA player of the year.
Electronic Arts came out with a statement in the days immediately following the accident in support of their decade-long relationship with Woods, and indicating they would respect his privacy at the current time.