EA Sports no longer using Tiger Woods for their PGA golf game
Video game juggernaut EA Sports has announced today that they will no longer use Tiger Woods' name or likeness for their annual PGA golf game. Tiger Woods PGA Tour has been a staple with EA Sports for 16 years. The game debuted in 1998 and was playable on PC and the first Playstation.
Daryl Holt, the vice president and general manager for golf at EA Sports, broke the news during a presentation on the progress of Tiger Woods PGA Tour '14.
"EA Sports and Tiger Woods have also made a mutual decision to end our partnership, which includes Tiger's named PGA Tour golf game," Holt said. "We've always been big fans of Tiger and we wish him continued success in all his future endeavors. Moving forward, we will continue to work with the PGA Tour exclusively to create groundbreaking golfing titles and our partnership remains strong."
Holt did not say when this new PGA Tour licensed is scheduled for release. The Tiger Woods PGA Tour series had released in March the past three years. No golf game is mentioned among the upcoming titles that EA Sports provides for it's investors.