Mcllroy and Fowler Join Tiger on Cover of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
The fans have spoken and Rickie Fowler and Rory Mcllroy will join Tiger Woods on the cover of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 in North America and Europe, respectively. EA opened the three week contest up to fans sparking debate amongst golf enthusiasts.
From October 3 through October 23, fans of the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Facebook page participated in a “match play” style cover vote, choosing from 16 of the best golfers from around the world to find both an American and European representative to join Tiger Woods on the cover of the next iteration of the popular golf franchise in their respective region.
During the final week of voting, Rickie Fowler defeated Bubba Watson by a final margin of 52% to 48% to win the American side of hte bracket in the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Match Play cover vote. Rory Mcllroy defeated Luke Donald by a final margin of 54% to 46% to win the European side.
This isn't the first time EA Sports has opened up the cover athlete vote to fans. In fact, community reaction to previous votes for the cover of Madden NFL and NCAA football sparked the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Match Play cover vote. Fans cast more than 250,000 votes from over 35 countries around the world.
“Appearing on the cover of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 was an amazing experience and helped introduce me to a whole new fan base around the world,” said Rory McIlroy. “But this year holds special meaning because it was the fans who decided to put me on the cover once again.”
“For someone that grew up playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour and is a huge fan of the franchise, this is a great moment in my career,” said Rickie Fowler. “I’m excited to join Tiger on the cover of this year’s game and want to especially thank all of my fans who spread the word and voted for me.”
Cover art for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, featuring Rickie Fowler and Rory Mcllroy alongside Tiger Woods will be released in November.
“There have been a number of great young and up-and-coming golfers to join the sport over the last few years and Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy are certainly on that list,” said Tiger Woods. “Their wins are a testament to their passionate fan base and I’m looking forward to having Rickie and Rory join me on the cover of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13.”