EA Sports to tee off on Tiger Woods game this June

EA Sports will release the next version of its popular Tiger Woods console video game in June, regardless of the controversy surrounding the star golfer and decline in popularity after his well-publicised adultery scandal this past November, according to a report from Reuters.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 will be available for the Nintendo Wii, Microsoft’s Xbox 360, and Sony PlayStation 3. In addition, to the delight of mobile users, the game will also tee off on the Apple iPhone. This is the 12th game to be released bearing the golfers name since Electronic Arts signed a deal with Woods in 1997.

EA Sports President Peter Moore said earlier this month that "[we] didn't form a relationship with him so that he could act as an arm's length endorser. [...] Regardless of what's happening in his personal life [...] Tiger Woods is still one of the greatest athletes in history."

Several companies who have sponsored Woods in the past, including heavy-hitters like AT&T, Accenture, and Gatorade have distanced themselves from the golfer since allegations regarding his personal affairs hit the airwaves last November.

Woods is estimated to have earned around $100 million a year in endorsements before his troubles began, which he claimed as “infidelity” in a release on December 11. He announced that he would take an indefinite break from his golfing career to save his marriage to Swedish wife Elin Nordegren.

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Wonder if they'll make it more like GTA4 where golfing could just be a sort of sideline in the game.. but the rest of the time, you can just cruise around getting yourself hooked up in encounters with hookers? ;)

Chicane-UK said,
Wonder if they'll make it more like GTA4 where golfing could just be a sort of sideline in the game.. but the rest of the time, you can just cruise around getting yourself hooked up in encounters with hookers? ;)

Reminds me off the joke I got sent to me awhile ago http://twitpic.com/y8n2s/full :p

Or a liesure Suit Larry type game lol

I don't wanna bash the guy. He's still a cool guy and needs his space. We need to leave the guy alone. He'll come back and start kicking ass again and then everyone will forget about it.

dogmai said,
Or a liesure Suit Larry type game lol

I don't wanna bash the guy. He's still a cool guy and needs his space. We need to leave the guy alone. He'll come back and start kicking ass again and then everyone will forget about it.


if I got as much ass as he does I'd probably play golf pretty good.

dogmai said,
Or a liesure Suit Larry type game lol

I don't wanna bash the guy. He's still a cool guy and needs his space. We need to leave the guy alone. He'll come back and start kicking ass again and then everyone will forget about it.

Tiger never stopped kicking ass (or getting it). Tiger rocks as usual.

Sometimes I have man respect for Tiger. I mean, one or two mistress can be a scandal for him.. but 13?! kinky, gay sex and orgy?! all done under his wife's nose?! someone buy this man a beer!

one thing I don't get tho, is none of his mistress are as hot as his wife..

Yeah, he could do better than the mistresses he settled for. Maybe he is just trying to be like Wilt Chamberlain and get as much tail as possible, regardless of whether they are model quality or not.

TrekRich said,
They are releasing them too quickly, i wont be buying this one. More quick rushed out games to feed the EA cash cow!

They release it once a year...

I don't play it and I don't like what Tiger did, but that's his problem. Baseball steroid scandals are more aggravating than this.

As you can see they are not releasing anymore versions of Tiger Woods PGA games on the PC. Instead they have opted to create Tiger Woods Online, which is a semi MMO Golf Game. I have been in the closed beta for quite a while now and it has just entered open beta. If anyone is interested check it out: http://tigerwoodsonline.ea.com/

SMELTN said,
As you can see they are not releasing anymore versions of Tiger Woods PGA games on the PC. Instead they have opted to create Tiger Woods Online, which is a semi MMO Golf Game. I have been in the closed beta for quite a while now and it has just entered open beta. If anyone is interested check it out: http://tigerwoodsonline.ea.com/

I'd just like to say thank you very much for posting that, as I signed up this morning, and it's a brilliant game. :)

SMELTN said,
As you can see they are not releasing anymore versions of Tiger Woods PGA games on the PC. Instead they have opted to create Tiger Woods Online, which is a semi MMO Golf Game. I have been in the closed beta for quite a while now and it has just entered open beta. If anyone is interested check it out: http://tigerwoodsonline.ea.com/

Meh, I prefered the old formula.

Edited by m-p{3}, Feb 4 2010, 2:29pm :

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