Electronic Arts announced via its official blog this morning that it is ending its long-standing partnership with pro golfer Tiger Woods. The company said that the split was a mutual decision between both parties, and that the PGA Tour series of licensed golf games would continue on without the Tiger Woods name.
"EA Sports and Tiger Woods have also made a mutual decision to end our partnership, which includes Tiger's named PGA Tour golf game," EA wrote on its blog. "We've always been big fans of Tiger and we wish him continued success in all his future endeavors."
EA said that its relationship with the PGA Tour would continue and that mobile and next-generation console games are in the works.
"Moving forward, we will continue to work with the PGA TOUR exclusively to create groundbreaking golfing titles and our partnership remains strong, the company concluded in its post. "EA SPORTS is committed to creating a new golf experience that leverages the best technologies across EA to deliver a stunning and immersive game for mobile and next generation consoles."
EA was one of the few partners that stuck by Tiger Woods during his scandal involving multiple extramarital affairs in 2009. The company first partnered with Woods in 1998 with the release of Tiger Woods 99 PGA Tour Golf. The last Tiger Woods game was the 2012 edition.