Tiger Woods will not be on the cover of Tiger Woods 12

The Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise still carries a lot of weight in the video game industry. But Tiger Woods himself is carrying around more baggage than his caddy can handle these days, so what's the solution? Ban Woods from even being on the game's packaging.

Yes, Woods won't even grace the cover of the latest entry in his own video game franchise. It's like Oprah not being on the cover of "O" magazine. The iconic golfing legend has appeared on the box art of every single Tiger Woords PGA Tour game since the series started some 12 years ago.

But last year, Woods's world was rocked after spiraling stories of sex scandals almost put his career to an instant end. His performance since has suffered and has lost some of his highest-paying advertising sponsorships.

EA said at the time that it would stand behind Woods and had no plans of dropping the successful golf game series. But sales of last year's edition were low, dropping significantly over the previous year.

Now, it looks as if EA is keeping the "Tiger Woods" moniker for historical value and not really promoting the golfer as much. The publisher has signed a deal with the people behind The Masters tournament to bring new courses and partnerships to the game. That's all increased attention on stuff that isn't Tiger Woods.

The cover art of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters hasn't been released, but when it is, don't be shocked to see someone other than Tiger Woods plastered on the front of it.

[Source: Reuters]

Jan 6, 2011


  • chukky N17 - January 7, 2011 3:23 p.m.

    I called this one last year before 2011 came out when EA released the cover shot with Rory McIlroy sharing the cover with Tiger on TW PGA Tour 2011. It doesn't matter I've played Tiger's games since CyberTiger on PS1 and I'm not going to stop supporting his games now! I have confidence that Tiger will once again return to number one.
  • db1331 - January 7, 2011 1:13 p.m.

    That's cold. The funny thing is that if he wins even one more major, EA will be all over his junk again. People need to cut Tiger some slack. The only mistake he made was getting married when he wasn't ready. I can't even imagine the temptation of having all these stupid-hot women constantly throwing themselves at you. Good thing I'm relatively poor.
  • russman - January 7, 2011 7:36 a.m.

    Don;t think Tiger has anything to do with the drop in sales, might be saomething to do with EA releasing virtually the same game for the last 6 years.
  • CancerMan - January 7, 2011 5:47 a.m.

    And that children, is why you should keep your boners to yourself.
  • CongratulagentAgentTHEAgentAntista - January 7, 2011 1:50 a.m.

    Kind of sad to still see people getting worked up over what he did. But then again there are still people in America throwing around 9/11 banter.
  • FauxFurry - January 7, 2011 1:04 a.m.

    If only Tiger had followed the principles of Golf off of the links, he wouldn't be in this predicament. "Keep your score as low as possible, going into negative numbers ideally." Maybe the Tiger Woods series could use a gritty reboot right about now?
  • Phillo - January 7, 2011 12:37 a.m.

    They should just put some kind of silhouette fictional golfer on the front of it with whatever symbol The Masters users.
  • bobbybroccoli - January 7, 2011 12:37 a.m.

    Ha. Woods had it coming to him.
  • cronoman66 - January 6, 2011 11:49 p.m.

    this Tiger Woods/EA stuff is getting increasingly silly

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