There’s no doubt about it, professional golfer Tiger Woods has had a pretty rough start to 2010. The news media has had a field day with his marital problems, causing the athlete to lose numerous sponsors. One bit of news that should make Tiger happy is that EA has announced that the next iteration of it’s PGA Tour series, due out in June, will still use the Tiger Woods brand.
EA Sports president Peter Moore stated: “By his own admission, he’s made some mistakes off the course. But regardless of what’s happening in his personal life, and regardless of his decision to take a personal leave from the sport, Tiger Woods is still one of the greatest athletes in history.”
Maybe it’s just me, but I expect some controversy over EA’s decision to keep the Tiger Woods brand. Personally I take Peter Moore’s side. Tiger Woods may have screwed up off the course, but on it, the man is pure magic. On the other hand, I could see a small hand full of people who would refuse to purchase a game solely on the fact that it uses the Tiger Woods name. What do you guys think? Will there be a significant reaction to EA choosing to continue the Tiger Woods brand after all the controversy surrounding his personal life?
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 is slated to arrive on the Xbox 360, Wii, PS3, and iPhone this June. PC gamers looking to hit the links will be pleased to hear that EA has just launched the open beta for the web-based Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online. To check it out, head over to the official website.