Tiger Woods' newest game covers -- replete with fan input -- are up and running, unveiled on Facebook.
Lucky number 13 for Tiger Woods' PGA Tour gaming series has been unveiled on Facebook. As EA Sports wrote on their page, "The 1st time in franchise history where ... YOU , the FANS, decide who should be on the cover with Tiger."
There are a few versions of the collector covers, one with Rickie Fowler, another with Rory McIlroy and another for the Masters' edition.
In-game features include a green jacket ceremony for users who win the Masters and five additional courses, Augusta National's Par-3 course and a "world-class Tournament Practice Family."
Shotgun start ... here's the press release from EA Sports:
EA SPORTS™ revealed today cover art for both the standard and collector’s editions of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 13 with artwork that showcases the great golfers of today while also commemorating the Masters Tournament’s historic legacy. The standard edition of the game features superstar golfers Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy alongside Tiger Woods in the US and European editions, respectively, while cover art for Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13: The Masters Collector’s Edition features the famed Green Jacket. Cover art for both editions can be viewed at the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Facebook page.
“The dream of winning a Green Jacket has inspired golfers for many years, so we are very proud to provide our fans the only game that allows you to compete in the Masters and attempt to win golf’s ultimate prize,” EA SPORTS Marketing Director Craig Evans said. “In addition, Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy are two of the most exciting young golfers in the game today and we’re thrilled to put them alongside Tiger Woods on the cover of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13.”
Since first being awarded to Sam Snead in 1949, the Green Jacket has become one of the most revered prizes in all of sports. The collector’s edition cover also includes an image of the Calamity Jane putter made famous by legendary amateur golfer and Tournament co-Founder Bobby Jones. Headlining the in-game features of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13: The Masters Collector’s Edition is a new Green Jacket presentation ceremony that was developed for winners of the Masters.
This comes in addition to every course and feature available in the standard edition, five additional golf courses, Augusta National’s Par 3 course and world-class Tournament Practice Facility, and much more. In October, for the first time in franchise history, EA SPORTS provided fans the opportunity to choose who will join Tiger Woods on the cover of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13.
Similar to previous EA SPORTS cover athlete votes for Madden NFL and NCAA Football, community reaction to the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 Match Play cover vote was overwhelmingly positive as more than 250,000 votes were cast from over 35 countries during a three-week period that saw debates amongst golf enthusiasts and campaigning by the world’s top golfers through their personal social media channels.