2K has announced that it has reached a “long-term exclusive deal” with golfing legend Tiger Woods to forefront the PGA Tour series again.
Woods last appeared on the cover of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14, developed by EA, before being dropped in favour of Rory McIlroy.
Speaking to the 2K website, before his serious car accident, Woods was delighted to be back.
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 honoured 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.
As part of the agreement, Woods will also work directly with 2K and HB Studios as Executive Director and consultant. 2K will have exclusive rights to the golfers’ name and likeness in PGA Tour 2K franchise, and any other golf games they publish.
This deal is a huge step for 2K since taking on the rights of PGA Tour, and David Ismailer, President at 2K is thrilled.
In golf, there is no bigger icon than Tiger Woods. 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.
This is not the only announcement breaking from 2K today. Plans have been announced by the Take-Two subsidiary to purchase HB Studios, the developer of last year’s PGA Tour 2K21.