Posted on Tue Jan 5th, 2010 11:25am PDT
Despite being dropped by several major sponsors, Tiger Woods still has the support of EA Sports.
In a statement released on their official website, president Peter Moore says that the new game, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online "is a breakthrough experience" and they're proud of it, so they won't be pulling the plug on the pro golfer anytime soon.
On EA Sports' official blog, Moore writes:
- "Our relationship with Tiger has always been rooted in golf. We didnâ€™t form a relationship with him so that he could act as an armâ€™s length endorser. Far from it. We chose to partner with Tiger in 1997 because we saw him as the worldâ€™s best, most talented and exciting golfer. We struck that partnership with the assumption that he would remain near or at the top of his sport for years to come.
By his own admission, heâ€™s made some mistakes off the course. But regardless of whatâ€™s happening in his personal life, and regardless of his decision to take a personal leave from the sport, Tiger Woods is still one of the greatest athletes in history. At EA SPORTS, we make authentic sports simulations. When we say â€œItâ€™s in the Gameâ€, it is not just a tag line but a statement about the quality and authenticity of the game experience. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online is truly representative of that rallying cry, and a game that all of us at EA SPORTS are proud to be delivering this month to sports fans around the globe."
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