Tiger Woods Dropped From Cover of His Own Video Game

Tiger Woods has appeared on the cover of the video game bearing his name since 1999. This year, however, he won't. AP Photo

Tiger Woods has appeared on the cover of the video game bearing his name since 1999. This year, however, he won't.
AP Photo
It's been a long road down for Tiger Woods since his cheating scandal came to light last year. Not only has his family life been ripped apart, but so has his golf game and, unlike Brett Favre, his numerous sponsorships.

Now, Woods won't even be appearing on the cover of the latest version of the video game that bears his name, Reuters reports.

On March 29th, video game giant Electronic Arts will release "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters" on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii, Reuters reports.

Since 1999, Woods has appeared on the cover of the bestselling golf video game. This year, he's been replaced with the iconic yellow flag from The Masters golf course in Augusta, Ga., according to the report.

All is not lost, however, as Woods will appear on the PlayStation 3 Collector's Edition of the game, which will cost $10 more and include five additional courses, the news agency states.

According to videogame analyst David Cole of DFC Intelligence, sales of "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11" were down 50 percent to 60 percent on a worldwide basis from 2009, Reuters reports.

Traditionally, Woods goes on a major media blitz to promote the game, but he won't for the latest release.

Analysts say not too much should be read into the video game's cover change, but acknowledged the whole golfing world is suffering financially from Woods' downfall.

  • Joshua Norman

    Joshua Norman is a Senior Editor at CBSNews.com.

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