Tiger Woods’ namesake on EA Sports’ PGA Tour franchise won’t be returning for future installments. Electronic Arts and Woods both agreed to the “mutual decision” to not have Woods’ contract renewed for use on the PGA Tour video game series. Considering the popularity of the PGA Tour series ($771m lifetime sales), both EA Sports and Woods are expected to face some financial loss.
However, the game franchise will still prosper with notable professional golfers like Rory McIlroy and Arnold Palmer still appearing in future sequels. Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, has confirmed that negotiations with another video game studio are taking place, but considering EA Sports’ dominance in the sports sphere, any other non-EA Sports Tiger Woods game would face a lot of competition.