While Madden may get the press and the coverage, EA Sport’s golfing franchise is a consistent performer. Unfortunately, that franchise also has disgraced golfer Tiger Woods on the cover, and in the title. With multiple corporate sponsors dropping Woods, Peter Moore announced on a blog post that EA isn’t dropping Tiger:
By his own admission, he’s made some mistakes off the course. But regardless of what’s happening in his personal life, and regardless of his decision to take a personal leave from the sport, Tiger Woods is still one of the greatest athletes in history.
It’s a shame more sponsors don’t take this approach, even if in this case it has more to do with financial reasoning than anything else. Tiger got caught, undoubtedly doing something morally wrong, but it is something people do every day. They deal with those consequences personally, not publicly. To feel this diminishes the image of a razor blade (Gillette) is utterly absurd. EA at least seems to have the common sense to understand that Woods remains a golfer, not a cheap shot for celebrity websites.
That said, the first site to review Tiger ’11 and not make a joke about his personal life deserves a cookie.