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EA chops Tiger Woods partnership

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Tiger Woods has been the face of EA’s PGA golf game for years now. As arguably the world’s most famous golfer it made sense – but since that little scandal where Tiger got caught with his own wood in all the wrong places, he’s been getting a little less cover space with each iteration of the game. That whole deal has been excised completely.

“EA Sports and Tiger Woods have also made a mutual decision to end our partnership, which includes Tiger’s named PGA Tour golf game. We’ve always been big fans of Tiger and we wish him continued success in all his future endeavors,” said EA sports boss Daryl Holt on the company’s blog.

“Moving forward, we will continue to work with the PGA TOUR exclusively to create groundbreaking golfing titles and our partnership remains strong.”

Of course, that doesn’t mean EA’s golf game is going away; in fact, they’re busy making a next-gen PGA. Here’s a comparison of current and next gen golfing:

PGATour-SidebySide

Holt said EA intends to “leverage the best technologies across EA to deliver a stunning and immersive game for mobile and next generation consoles”.

Insert your favourite Tiger Woods jokes in the comments.

Last Updated: October 29, 2013

30 Comments

  1. Otto_ki

    October 29, 2013 at 10:47

    All this did was get me more hyped up for the next gen graphics XD

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    • ToshZA

      October 29, 2013 at 11:08

      Oddly, this seems more appealing than another CoD game.

      Yeah I went there. 😛

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    • Vampyre Squirrel

      October 29, 2013 at 11:10

      Yeah it looks pretty awesome.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 29, 2013 at 11:11

      looks like night and day! only catch makes me hate my current gen console more and more.

      Reply

  2. SaintsRowNigri

    October 29, 2013 at 10:51

    Got Wood?

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    • John's (JJ's) Steaming backlog

      October 29, 2013 at 10:52

      Clearly someone has too much.

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 29, 2013 at 11:12

        Morning glory..

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    • Umar heartless

      October 29, 2013 at 11:02

      It’s too early in the morning…oh….dear

      Reply

    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      October 29, 2013 at 11:15

      Get it in the hole Tiger!
      Ok I’m done now.

      Reply

  3. Vampyre Squirrel

    October 29, 2013 at 10:52

    chopping Tiger is probably the best thing they could do… rather they just make a PGA TOUR game over a “Ernie Else” or “Tiger Woods” PGA Tour game.

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    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 29, 2013 at 10:54

      Ernie, or Else!!!

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  4. InsanityFlea

    October 29, 2013 at 10:55

    was he banging the EA intern? Wrong hole tiger!

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  5. Umar heartless

    October 29, 2013 at 11:02

    If(Tiger!=null){
    new TigerWoodsGame();
    }els{
    new Ernie();
    }

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  6. ToshZA

    October 29, 2013 at 11:08

    Tiger Woods gets first major endorsement in years! Trojan condoms and escort services!

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  7. ToshZA

    October 29, 2013 at 11:09

    Tiger Woods wakes up in the morning, eats breakfast, brushes his teeth, and takes a shower. After that he goes out and plays nine holes. Then he comes back and eats lunch before he plays another nine holes. Then he comes home, takes another shower, and eats dinner. Then he goes and plays golf.

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 29, 2013 at 11:11

      So very true… He likes them holes..

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      • ToshZA

        October 29, 2013 at 11:13

        Them holes, them holes, them… purdy holes.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 29, 2013 at 11:14

          He likes Ernie Elses holes too…

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          • ToshZA

            October 29, 2013 at 11:23

            Does Ernie know?

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 29, 2013 at 11:29

            Yeah ofcourse he even lets tiger hold his Driver and play with it!

          • ToshZA

            October 29, 2013 at 11:44

            I heard he prefers a 9 iron though?

  8. Purple_Dragon

    October 29, 2013 at 11:10

    Jeepers, that’s quite a big difference there.

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  9. ToshZA

    October 29, 2013 at 11:12

    Last one. Its appropriate.

    Gatorade® recently terminated it’s Sponsorship Agreement with Tiger Woods along with dropping the slogan, “Is it in you?™” Nike® will keep Tiger as a spokesman and continue with the motto, “Just do it.™”

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    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 29, 2013 at 11:17

      I will add this

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  10. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 29, 2013 at 11:18

    I wonder if the fish will swim away

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    • Vampyre Squirrel

      October 29, 2013 at 11:22

      AI birds that fly away… in SA it’ll be Plovers that dive bomb you.

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      • ToshZA

        October 29, 2013 at 11:23

        Or Hadeda’s that crap on your head.

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        • Admiral Chief Ninja

          October 29, 2013 at 11:28

          CHEMICAL WARFARE HADEDA (there is a game in there somewhere)

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  11. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 29, 2013 at 11:33

    These words “…and we wish him continued success in all his future endeavors” are such PR bull.

    hehe

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  12. Lardus-Resident Perve

    October 29, 2013 at 11:46

    I bought a movie titled “Tiger’s favourite 18 holes*” – I was shocked to find it had nothing to do with Golf!
    * Not actual title.

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