Tiger Woods, the professional golfer who found himself in an unmistakably horrible position following a day-after-Thanksgiving car crash and a series of unfortunate events that ensued, has been dropped by many sponsors, but not EA.
EA Sports remains steadfast in its commitment to keeping Tiger the cover guy for the PGA Tour video game series.
Following Tiger’s public apology on Friday, EA Sports boss Peter Moore expressed his continued commitment to the disgraced icon.
“It was good to see Tiger address the public today, and we’re supportive of his focus toward family and rebuilding his life,” said Peter Moore, president of EA Sports. “He remains one of the greatest athletes in history, and as a long-standing partner, we look forward to seeing Tiger back on the golf course when the time is right for him and his family.”
Rob Semsey, a senior PR manager for EA SPORTS, said the over ten-year franchise is going nowhere, with Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’11 slated for release on all major platforms, as originally planned, this June.
While Tiger may not return to actual golf this year, you can expect to see his digital version. I wonder if this hullabaloo will help sell more copies of the game, because for the first year ever, I may buy one.