For the first time in franchise history, EA Sports are giving fans the chance to vote for who will appear alongside Tiger Woods on the cover of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13.
From October 3-23, fans can participate in a match play bracket-style voting campaign on www.facebook.com/tigerwoodspgatour and choose among 16 golfers who in total have amassed over 100 combined PGA TOUR and European Tour victories, multiple rookie and player of the year awards and four major wins – including the last two US Open champions.
The game is due to launch in March 2012 and will have two different cover; one for North America and one in Europe.
Eight American golfers will be featured on one side of the bracket and eight European golfers on the opposite side, with two golfers going head-to-head each week until a winner is determined on each side. The winners will be announced via Facebook on October 24.
On the European side of the bracket, the candidates include:
• Paul Casey
• Luke Donald
• Ross Fisher
• Graeme McDowell
• Rory McIlroy
• Edoardo Molinari
• Ian Poulter
• Justin Rose
On the American side of the bracket, the candidates include:
• Ben Crane
• Rickie Fowler
• Jim Furyk
• Dustin Johnson
• Zach Johnson
• Hunter Mahan
• Rocco Mediate
• Bubba Watson
Candidates were selected and seeded based on a combination of the Official World Golf Rankings, the FedExCup Rankings/Race to Dubai Rankings and ‘Fandom’ rankings. Fandom rank is a combination of Twitter followers, Facebook fans and traffic to each golfer’s official website.
Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament will again be included in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13, and in addition, there will be a special Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13: The Masters Collector’s Edition available as well.
This collector’s edition will have its own unique box art and expanded features including all the courses and features available in the standard edition, plus five additional golf courses, Augusta National’s world-class Tournament Practice Facility, and much more.
Finally, both the standard and collector’s edition of the game will be the first controller-free, voice-enabled and body tracking sports simulation game to support the Xbox 360 Kinect motion control system.
Visit www.facebook.com/tigerwoodspgatour to cast your vote now.