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Browser-based Tiger Woods golfing game will still launch

Life for any famous (or infamous) public figure, celebrity, or athlete has to be hard. The things we normal folk can hide from public eyes like bankruptcy or worse is often unveiled quickly for the famous.

Tiger Woods is finding this all out the hard way after his empire started to crumble following a minor traffic accident on November 27 in front of his home. Rumors started to swirl that Woods was having an affair and on December 11, Woods finally confessed to cheating on his wife Elin Nordegren.

In the aftermath of the accident and Woods' confession, the sponsors of the world's first billionaire athlete began dropping Woods and distancing themselves from him as his storied career started to implode. Woods announced he was taking an indefinite leave from golf to concentrate on his marriage. Reuters reports that EA sports has announced that despite the turmoil in Woods' life and career that it will continue the development and marketing of its first browser based golf title bearing Tiger Woods' name.

EA president Peter Moore wrote in a blog post, "Our relationship with Tiger has always been rooted in golf. We didn't form a relationship with him so that he could act as an arm's length endorser. Regardless of what's happening in his personal life ... Tiger Woods is still one of the greatest athletes in history."

The game is called tiger Woods PGA Tour Online and is the first online golfing game in the Tiger Woods franchise. EA Sports was not clear on whether or not it would continue to develop the console and PC versions of the Tiger Woods franchise. Considering that the franchise is one of the gaming giants most profitable franchises, odds are it will continue to produce the games as long as they sell.


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An Ally
By Pessimism on 1/5/2010 11:42:19 AM , Rating: 3
Tiger finds an unlikely ally in the cold, heartless corporation that is EA, swallower of creativity.

Joking aside though, EA has the right idea. Tiger's personal life should not matter. He is still an excellent golfer.




RE: An Ally
By amanojaku on 1/5/2010 12:41:27 PM , Rating: 2
I don't think Tiger was dropped because of the scandal itself. Had this been 10 years ago he would have lost one or two, but most would probably would have said it's none of their business if he was earning them money. What he did was wrong, but not illegal. Thing is Tiger is an expensive spokesperson, and companies are broke. Dumbass gave them the perfect excuse to save millions.


RE: An Ally
By CHAOQIANG on 1/25/10, Rating: 0
RE: An Ally
By phattyboombatty on 1/5/2010 1:01:18 PM , Rating: 4
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Tiger's personal life should not matter. He is still an excellent golfer.

His personal life shouldn't matter to the companies who are using him to promote golf-related products, such as Nike and EA, because they only concern themselves with his golfing ability.

However, other companies such as AT&T and Accenture, used Tiger Woods's persona as a stable, moral, professional, family man to endorse their services/products. To them, his golf ability wasn't the selling point, it was his clean-cut, bullet-proof image.


RE: An Ally
By InternetGeek on 1/6/2010 1:03:37 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, they won't drop the game. They'll just make a The Sims expansion pack that includes super strong nordic women and lots and lots of bars and strippers.


Easter Egg
By zagood on 1/5/2010 9:20:59 PM , Rating: 2
"The 19th Hole."




Sounds like a winner
By frobizzle on 1/6/2010 4:53:12 PM , Rating: 2
Watch Tiger get into 18 holes! What could be more natural?




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