Should EA Sports bring back 'Tiger Woods PGA Tour'? | The Tylt
It's been about five years since Tiger Woods graced the cover of EA Sports' PGA Tour video game and many want him (and the game) back. Woods' worst years are behind him and his recent rise to relevance would be a perfect match for the game he helped make popular. However, with "The Golf Club 2019" already in production, EA has no reason to make a PGA Tour game anymore. What do you think? ⛳
Should EA Sports bring back 'Tiger Woods PGA Tour'?
At its peak, "Tiger Woods PGA Tour" was one of the most successful EA Sports video games series ever. When the PGA Tour untapped EA Sports to make its game, the series made $771 million since 1999. With Tiger Woods out of his slump and contending in PGA Tour events, many want to see the franchise comeback with him as the cover athlete again.
Despite his recent struggles, Woods remains one of the most recognized athletes in the world. His win at the Tour Championship in 2018 only made people more intrigued about his performances. EA Sports and the PGA Tour would be foolish not to capitalize on his popularity once again. The game always had the best courses and players with a slick graphics engine to boot.
"Tiger Woods PGA Tour" needs to return!
Why would the PGA Tour revive a dead game with an old man who has only won one PGA Tour event since 2014 at the time of publication? The PGA Tour made the right decision to hand their video game rights to HB Studios and they should continue that relationship.
"The Golf Club 2019" might not have the golfers or all of the courses EA Sports had, but the game itself can improve and will get better with time. There's no need to revert back to a game with Woods, who is past his prime with a sordid past, on the cover.
People need to let "Tiger Woods PGA Tour" die in peace.