Tiger Woods and EA Sports done
All good things must come to an end. And so it goes for Tiger Woods and EA Sports after making legendary animated PGA Tour video game history for more than a decade.
EA Sports released a statement announcing the end of their partnership with Woods.
"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.
Moving forward, we will continue to work with the PGA TOUR exclusively to create groundbreaking golfing titles and our partnership remains strong."
The departure seemed to be initiated from EA Sports. Woods' agent Mark Steinberg told ESPN.com reporter Darren Rovell that EA had to re-evaluate the partnership. The story added that the Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise sold $771 million worth of games in its 15-year run.
The path continues to clear for a new "face" of the PGA Tour. Although, it's doubtful anyone will have quite the same impact of Tiger Woods for a while - if ever.
Who do you think should be the new PGA face for EA Sports? Rory McIlroy? Phil Mickelson? Or maybe Woods' good friend Sergio Garcia?