For the first time in the franchises's history, three golfers will grace the cover of a Tiger Woods PGA Tour game - specifically in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14
- but only on the European version. Because in 'Murica, we only care about 'Muricans, mirite? Whatever.
The two legends appearing alongside Tiger will be Hall of Famer Seve Ballesteros, and current world No. 1 Rory Mcllroy. Along with those three, you'll be able to play as 32 other pros, past and present, including golfing heroes like Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Sam Snead, and Lee Trevino.
In other, more Amero-centric, cover news, Arnold Palmer will appear with Tiger on the North American edition, while Bobby Jones and Bubba Watson will appear on the cover of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14: The Masters Historic Edition
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PAST AND PRESENT GOLF GREATS SEVE BALLESTEROS AND RORY MCILROY JOIN TIGER WOODS ON THE EUROPEAN COVER OF TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 14
January 25, 2013
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– Golf Hall of Famer Seve Ballesteros, world No. 1 and two-time major winner Rory McIlroy will appear with living legend Tiger Woods on the cover of the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR14, marking the first time in the franchise’s 29 year history that three golfers have appeared on a cover together. The European edition of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 will be released worldwide on March 29.
A Spanish golf legend, Ballesteros was one of the dominant forces in golf during the 1970’s and early 1980’s, winning the Masters Tournament twice and the Open Championship three times. Known for his imaginative and intuitive style of play, Ballesteros won a record 50 times on the European Tour and compiled an impressive 91 total professional wins during his career. Ballesteros passed away in 2011, but he is beloved by many and still honored today, and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1999.
“We are very grateful to EA SPORTS for remembering and honoring our dear Seve through this fantastic video game,” said Iván Ballesteros, vice president of Seve Ballesteros Foundation. “Not only does this celebrate Seve’s great golf accomplishments, it helps raise awareness to the work we are doing at the Seve Ballesteros Foundation for brain cancer research.”
McIlroy, the current number one ranked golfer in the world at only 23-years-old, and one of the longest hitters on tour, returns to share the cover of the game with Tiger Woods for the third time in franchise history. McIlroy, who recently signed a major sponsorship deal with Nike, will be outfitted in the game with all his new gear, ringing true to the EA SPORTS motto “It’s in the game!”
Woods completes the trio of cover athletes. Coming off a three PGA TOUR tournament win season and currently ranked as the number two golfer in the world, Woods continues his pursuit of becoming the all-time PGA TOUR win leader (74) and major championships leader (14) behind Sam Snead and Jack Nicklaus respectively.
All three golfers will join a roster of over 35 playable characters in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14, including the legendary golfers Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Sam Snead and Lee Trevino.
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 will give players a chance to experience golf’s rich history by allowing them to travel back in time and take down some of the greatest legends in the game. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 will also feature 20 golf courses on disc, era-specific equipment and attire and all-new features such as night golf and the inclusion of the LPGA.
Arnold Palmer will join Woods on the cover of the North American edition of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14, while Jones and Bubba Watson will be on the global version of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14: The Masters Historic Edition
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