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Tiger Woods dumped by his own game?

by Charles PowersJanuary 4, 2011

We all remember when Peter Moore said that EA would stand by Tiger Woodsafter the golfer’s inability to keep his little 9-iron in his pants became a liability to his sponsors. The scandalwouldn’t affect sales of Tiger Woods PGA Tour, said Moore. But then it did, and EA CEO John Riccitiello said that Tiger was only a good mascot as long as he was the best golfer in the world – not a golfer playing as poorly as he had been. At the time of that statement, here was the cover:

believe it or not that face is multipurpose ;)

“This year’s iteration of the game is all about celebrating the Masters and the inclusion of the historic Augusta National Golf Course in the game,” EA told Eurogamer, “[and] the box art is a direct reflection of that celebration. We want consumers to experience the rich history of the tournament and having one of the most iconic holes in golf (No 12 – Golden Bell) makes the cover art instantly recognizable to a broad spectrum of gamers and golf fans.” Also, hole no. 12 – Golden Bell – was never involved in a public scandal of infidelity and intoxication.

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About The Author
Charles Powers
Charles Powers
Charles is the Founder of The Game Fanatics and nonprofit, United We Game. A Full-Time Creative Director and Graphic Designer, he loves video games with a fanatical passion and uses TGF as his outlet for all things geek culture.
  • sean

    Do you have to try out to be the mascot of a college? Is it a highly sought after position? If you become the mascot does that mean you get to go all around america playing off other colleges and act as the mascot in football, ice skating, and basketball? Do any mascots get to dance with the cheerleaders that I see in those movies. Thanks