I saw the cover of the new Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2011 and thought to myself, that’s odd.. why is Rory McIlory on the cover? Then I started thinking about previous versions of the game and was trying to visualize the covers and couldn’t think of a single one where Tiger shared floor space with another golfer.
Doing some research I discovered that this is the first year in the history of the franchise that a player other than Tiger Woods has been featured on “his” game.
Mere coincidence? Possibly..
Tiger Woods 2011 features a new officially licensed Ryder Cup which no other version of the game has had, which could explain it.. which, by the way, looks pretty cool. You can gather up 23 online friends and play an entire Ryder Cup. I can’t imagine the coordination of 24 folks online at the same time will be all that simple, but if you can achieve, I bet it’d be a pretty cool experience.
I wasn’t the first one to notice this not-so-subtle shift on the Tiger Woods 2010 Cover, over at golfweek Eric Soderstrom wrote a piece on it… three months back (yeah, I’m not the sharpest pencil in the box). Check it out..
What do you think? Is EA going to try (i don’t see how) to distance itself from Tiger?