Tiger Woods Returns To The Digital World, Signs Massive Video Game Deal With 2K Series

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Tiger Woods is back in the game…in the virtual world.

It was reported this week that the golf legend signed a long-term partnership with the company behind the PGA Tour 2K video game series, which effectively returns the 15-time major champion to an industry he once dominated with EA Sports.

“In golf, there is no bigger icon than Tiger Woods. Like the rest of the world, we were saddened to hear of his recent accident, and we wish him a full and smooth recovery,” David Ismailer, 2K President said in the release. “We have been eager to announce our partnership with Tiger, whose legendary career has transcended the sport. We are thrilled to have him join our PGA Tour 2K series as an Executive Director.”

Woods was partnered with EA Sports for 15 years, but they parted ways in 2013, four years after news of Woods’ extramarital affairs tarnished his public image.

EA Sports hadn’t produced a golf game since 2015.

“I am looking forward to making my return to the video game landscape, and with 2K and HB Studios, I’ve found the right partners to make it happen,” Woods said in a press release. “I’m honored to take part in this opportunity and look forward to sharing my expertise and insights as we build the future of golf video games together.”