EA ditches Tiger Woods name for PGA golf series

Woods and EA end 15-year partnership

EA Sports' PGA Tour golf sim series will no longer don the name of golfing star Tiger Woods.

The publisher has announced the end of its partnership with Woods, ending a 15-year collaboration with the golfer that commenced with the release of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 99 in 1998.


"EA SPORTS and Tiger Woods have also made a mutual decision to end our partnership, which includes Tiger's named PGA TOUR golf game," said the firm in a press release today.

"We've always been big fans of Tiger and we wish him continued success in all his future endeavors," it added.

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

The announcement came as the company confirmed the development - and revealed the first screenshot - of its debut next-generation entry in the golfing sim series for 2014 - a game previously rumoured to have been cancelled.

It also released a current-gen screenshot of the same scene to demonstrate the visual enhancements that the Xbox One and PS4 will bring to the series.

The screenshot comparison is above.

The publisher revealed nothing else of the unnamed game, only promising "more news soon".