Tiger Woods Unveils Himself As 'PGA Tour 2K23' Cover Star

The 15-time Major champion will front the new 2K game, nine years after the last EA Sports release

The cover for the new PGA Tour 2k23 game, revealed by Tiger Woods on Twitter
(Image credit: Twitter @TigerWoods)

Tiger Woods is making a return to the world of video games, with the great man himself confirming he will be the cover star of the new PGA Tour 2K23 game.

“Excited and honored to be the cover athlete for #PGATOUR2K23!” tweeted Tiger, before teasing that more information on the game will be given on Monday. Woods was the face of golf games for years under the old EA Sports titles, but has not fronted one since Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2014 was released in 2013.

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Having been the cover star of the annual iteration of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour games since 1998, EA and Tiger went their separate ways, with the gaming giants releasing Rory McIlroy PGA Tour 2015 before calling time on the franchise. It looked like Tiger’s time in gaming was over, but last year he signed an exclusive deal with 2K as an Executive Director and consultant for their 2K golf game.

At that time, he said: “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. 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.”

Now it looks like that work is almost done, with Tiger tweeting the new front cover, where he takes over from close friend Justin Thomas, who was the cover star for the first 2K golf game, PGA Tour 2K21.

2K, which is probably best known for its series on NBA games, is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, which also owns Rockstar Games, publisher of the Grand Theft Auto series. EA Sports has also announced its return to the golf game market, with EA Sports PGA Tour set for release next Spring.

Jeff Kimber
Freelance Staff Writer

Jeff graduated from Leeds University in Business Studies and Media in 1996 and did a post grad in journalism at Sheffield College in 1997. His first jobs were on Slam Dunk (basketball) and Football Monthly magazines, and he's worked for the Sunday Times, Press Association and ESPN. He has faced golfing greats Sam Torrance and Sergio Garcia, but on the poker felt rather than the golf course. Jeff's favourite course played is Sandy Lane in Barbados, which went far better than when he played Matfen Hall in Northumberland, where he crashed the buggy on the way to the 1st tee!