Tiger Woods has finalized a long-term partnership with the PGA Tour 2K video game franchise. Through this partnership, Woods will help lead a franchise that he once propelled to success as he reached pique popularity. The two parties had worked together for nearly a decade beginning in the early 2000s, but they decided to separate in 2013. Since then, there have been several attempts to revitalize the game. Rory McIlroy covered the 2016 EA Sports reboot of the game, but the game did not earn commercial success. Most recently, Justin Thomas covered PGA Tour 2K21.
"We’re thrilled to announce that Tiger Woods is coming back to golf video games with PGA Tour 2K, in partnership with 2K and HB Studios. We can’t wait to share more about the future of the franchise," 2K tweeted.
"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. 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," Woods added.
News of the partnership comes not long after Woods sustained major injuries during a car crash in California. Fortunately, Woods is not facing any criminal charges and he is reportedly recovering nicely. However, it is unclear if he will ever return to the sport that he loves. At age 45, his playing days may have come to a close, but this partnership will carry on his legacy to a younger generation seeking a new game to play.
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