Tiger Woods Inks Massive Deal With ‘PGA Tour 2K’ Video Game Franchise
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Tiger Woods is still recovering from the devastating car crash that nearly claimed his life, but he’s still getting to the money.
According to TMZ, the modern-day golf legend has just signed a massive deal with 2K and HB studios to form what the company is calling an “exclusive, long-term partnership” for their “PGA Tour 2K” franchise of games. Thanks to this deal, gamers can now adopt Woods’ persona in game play.
Tiger Woods will also serve as the executive director of the games.
“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 said in a statement.
The deal marks Tiger Woods’ first return to the video game world in eight years. Prior to this new deal, he had a deal with EA Games, where he was featured in EA’s PGA Tour videogame titles between 1998 and 2013.
“We have been eager to announce our partnership with Tiger, whose legendary career has transcended the sport,” said 2K president David Ismailer, in announcing the deal.
The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed as of this writing.