Fans of one of the most celebrated golfers in the world will want to keep they eye out for some hole-in-one offerings in the future, as celebrated gold professional Tiger Woods and 2K Games enter into a long-tern exclusive partner — bringing the future Hall of Famer golfer into 2K’s golf games, which now consists of PGA Tour 2K21.
Here’s the press release from 2K Games and how the legend will lend his name and likeness to the PGA Tour 2K series.
Tiger Woods’ resume includes 15 major championship wins; 82 PGA TOUR victories; 11-time PGA TOUR Player of the Year; lowest career scoring average and tied for the most career wins in PGA TOUR history, among many other accolades. He is recognized as one of the greatest golfers of all time and is heralded among the most prolific athletes in the sporting world.
“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,” said Tiger Woods in January. “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’ partnership with 2K includes rights for his name and likeness to appear exclusively in the PGA TOUR 2K franchise, as well as any other golf games published by 2K during the partnership term. Woods will play an active role in the video game landscape as an Executive Director and consultant with PGA TOUR 2K, while 2K will also partner with Woods’ TGR Foundation, which provides award-winning STEM curricula and college-access programs to offer underserved students the tools needed to thrive in school and beyond.
“In golf, there is no bigger icon than Tiger Woods. Like the rest of the world, we were saddened to hear of his recent accident, and we wish him a full and smooth recovery,” said David Ismailer, President at 2K. “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.”
In the same press release, 2K has announced that it has acquired HB Studios, the developer of PGA Tour 2K21 and other golf titles such as The Golf Club series, and more. HB Studios will join Visual Concepts, Firaxis Games, Hangar 13, Cat Daddy Games, Cloud Chamber and 31st Union as a wholly-owned studio for 2K once the acquisition is complete.
If you like gold and want to take a swing at the PGA 2K series, check out our review of PGA Tour 2K21 here.