Tiger Woods makes a triumphant return to video games

Tiger Woods makes a triumphant return to video games

This story about Tiger Woods' return to video games, boiled down, in 1:43 minutes.

What's the fuss?

Tiger Woods is back, in video game form at least. After 7 years since his last game, Tiger Woods makes his return to the small screen.

The situation

After his accident, the legendary golfer unfortunately may never return to the PGA Tour again. However, we'll soon see him (and perhaps play as him) in the next set of PGA Tour video games. Woods has signed an exclusive, long-term partnership with 2K, developers of sports games such as NBA 2K and PGA Tour 2K.

Tiger will appear exclusively in 2K's future PGA video games over the length of the partnership. By also serving as an Executive Director and consultant on future games, he'll likely have quite the active role in delivering a more realistic experience.

Boiling it down

Tiger Woods has had a legendary career - not just in golf, but in video games too. Originally partnering up with Electronic Arts in 1998, Tiger Woods PGA Tour video games were released every year until 2013, with total sales nearing $771 million

Compared to NBA (basketball) or FIFA (soccer) video games, golf games don't sell nearly as well. However, last year's PGA Tour 2K21, 2K's own golf game without Tiger, showed great promise in the form of positive reviews and sales. To get their future golf games up to par, 2K's banking on attaching the name of one of the greatest golfers of all time.

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