On November 30, EA Sports announced that Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler would grace the cover of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, the new golf video game for Xbox 360.
After the success of fan voting for the cover athletes of other popular EA Sports games Madden NFL and NCAA Football, the company decided to again let the fans decide who would join Woods on the cover. Over 250,000 votes from 35 countries decided that Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler would be placed on the cover of the game’s Standard Edition. McIlroy most recently won the 2011 US Open and Fowler clinched the Korea Open after beating McIlroy by six shots.
The Masters Collector’s Edition features Woods wearing the Masters Tournament’s iconic Green Jacket and tournament co-founder Bobby Jones’ Calamity Jane putter. Woods has won the Masters Tournament four times over the course of his career in 1997 at age 21, 2001, 2002, and 2005.
The Collector’s Edition also has a Green Jacket presentation ceremony, five additional courses than the standard edition, and Augusta National’s Par 3 course and Tournament Practice Facility.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 won Kotaku’s 2011 Sports Game of the Year award. It will be the first controller-free, voice-enabled and body tracking sports simulation game to support the Kinect motion control system for the Xbox 360.