EA Sports - It's In The Game!

>> Tuesday, March 9, 2010

There’s been a much chatter over the Tiger Woods videogame series, since news crept out that the "golfer’s one wood kept falling in the wrong holes." EA Sports, has mostly stood by its man through the scandal, and recently confirmed Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2011 will launch June 8th.
EA just unveiled the boxart for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, and it’s curious to say the least. For the first time ever in the franchise’s twelve-year history, Woods is joined by another golfer: 20-year-old Northern Ireland rookie Rory McIlroy.
So the next inevitable question is: WHY?  EA’s own press statement says McIlroy’s appearance reflects the game’s inclusion of Ryder Cup play, with players able to choose from U.S. or European teams of golfers. Good cover up?

That might well be the truth,or it could be that EA is pondering a future beyond Tiger. After all, Woods has still to return to golf, and McIlroy would seem a decent heir: a clean-cut, up and coming talent who is widely rated in golfing circles (he’s currently ranked ninth in the world). Player Profile

One theory I find intriguing is that EA can’t rely on more Tiger scandals not coming out, so they’ve wheeled McIlroy in, just in case Tiger’s penis goes AWOL again.


Derrick March 9, 2010 at 9:02 PM  

So, here's my question...would the game still be called "Tiger Woods," if they had to start using a new cover boy all the time? Or would we be playing Rory Mcllroy '12?

Sam March 9, 2010 at 9:23 PM  

Bring back the original PGA Golf : http://bit.ly/bhSSVL

Anonymous March 9, 2010 at 9:48 PM  

haha at least tiger still has his game