Tiger Woods to be featured on the cover of new PGA Tour 2K23 video game

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Almost a decade later, Tiger Woods is back on the cover of a video game.

Woods announced on Wednesday night that he will grace the cover of two versions of "PGA Tour 2k23" this fall.

Woods initially signed a deal with 2K in 2021, shortly after it dropped its first golf game with Justin Thomas on the cover. The company did not put out a version last year, but will drop 2K23 later this fall.

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2K is expected to release more information Monday.

Woods dominated the original golf video game with EA Sports from 1999-2013, where he was on the cover and had it named after him every single year. EA Sports eventually put out a version with Rory McIlroy in 2015.

Other than the “Madden” NFL series, Woods’ golf game was one of EA Sports’ longest-running and most popular games.

Woods returned to the course this year following his horrific car crash in 2021, though he has played in just three of the four major championships and finished only at the Masters in April.

The 15-time major champion made his announcement one day after he flew to the BMW Championship to meet with PGA Tour members regarding the controversial LIV Golf Invitational Series. It’s unclear how the LIV Golf series and former PGA Tour players who have left for it will be incorporated in the new video game, if at all.

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Almost a decade later, Tiger Woods is back on a golf video game cover. (AP/Peter Morrison)