EA Sports cuts ties with Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods celebrates with his girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn, after defeating International player Richard Sterne of South Africa to win the Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio October 6, 2013. (REUTERS/Jeff Haynes)
Severing a 15-year partnership, Electronic Arts announced Monday that it is parting ways with Tiger Woods.
The "Tiger Woods PGA Tour" videogame series produced $771 million in sales through the years, ESPN.com reported.
"EA Sports and Tiger Woods have ... made a mutual decision to end our partnership, which includes Tiger's named PGA Tour golf game," Daryl Holt, EA Sports' vice president and general manager of golf, said in a statement posted on the company's website. "We've always been big fans of Tiger and we wish him continued success in all his future endeavors.
"Moving forward, we will continue to work with the PGA Tour exclusively to create groundbreaking golfing titles and our partnership remains strong."
Woods lost numerous sponsors after he admitted in late 2009 that he had numerous extramarital affairs. With Electronic Arts stepping away, ESPN.com reported that Nike and NetJets are the only company that remained with Woods through the scandal until now.