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#41 bnickle

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:31 AM

Smart move by EA. Tiger's brand is losing some luster. He alone is not  going to sell nearly enough games to justify paying him the money to put his name on the game.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:39 AM

Good, now EA can finally focus their attention on ramping up production on this bad boy:

 

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:48 PM

Smart move by EA. Tiger's brand is losing some luster. He alone is not  going to sell nearly enough games to justify paying him the money to put his name on the game.


I heard that title brought in $770 million over the 15 years. They probably pay him a fraction of what is made off the game. But I agree, it probably doesn't matter who is on the cover. They can just call it PGA tour 2015 or something and sell the same amount. I usually buy this game every three years or so. I was glad they added Augusta a couple years back. But it'll probably be due for another radical gameplay change especially with the new platforms coming out.
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#44 Adam Wolff

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 04:22 PM

Disagree that it was a good move for EA. Could care less who is on the cover or what the name is, but this does it for me: 

 

The end of the deal means that the game won't contain Woods' name, he won't be on the cover and he won't be in the game.

 

Regardless of how you feel about Tiger, any simulation sports game that doesn't have the individual who has been the face of the sport for the last 15 years and is still the best player in the game is flawed and takes a credibility hit. I realize they haven't had Mickelson in prior years, which is comparable, so maybe they make a serious play to incorporate him now, but overall I don't know that this is a great move. As with all negotiations, though, Tiger may have come in asking for something ridiculous to continue or may have not been all that interested himself. Who knows.


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 04:57 PM

Didn't know that he wouldn't be In the game at all. That probably wont bode well. I remember Jordan was never in the NBA games that EA put out when I was a kid, and that was annoying.
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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:26 PM

He is in talks with a different company.
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Posted 31 December 2013 - 09:27 AM

CBS Sports: Woods turns 38
http://www.cbssports...-woods-turns-38



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 09:50 AM

Sports on Earth: What will middle age bring for Tiger?
http://www.sportsone...ticle/66001490/



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 06:06 PM

I fell like we've talked about this in 5 different threads already.

 

 

I think Tiger will always have a shot at the Masters. He just knows and loves that course. Seemingly always in the top 5-10 there. He'll be like Fred Couples at Augusta. Always a contender, except more likely to actually bring one home. I'd be shocked if he didn't win again at Augusta.

 

 

However, the other majors are going to come down to what courses set up well for him or that he has played before. For example, he's historically done well at St Andrews. He'll probably get 2 or 3 more legit chances there.

 

 

For the the US Open and PGA it'll likely come down to the courses like Bethpage, Torrey Pines, Pebble Beach.

 

 

 

I think he is still at 30-35% to tie the record. However, I'll go out on a limb sort of and say this. He wont win a Major at a course he hasn't won one at before. In particular, his best shot is if he can win the Masters 2 more times which I think is over 50% right now.



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 06:50 PM

Yahoo: See how many more PGA Tours players think Tiger will win
http://sports.yahoo....3687--golf.html



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Posted 20 June 2014 - 02:47 PM

ESPNTiger Woods announces return date

 

Tiger Woods, who has been sidelined since March by a back injury, will return to competitive golf next week at the Quicken Loans National.

 

Woods announced his comeback Friday on his official Facebook page, acknowledging he will be "a bit rusty" at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:08 PM

Anyone going? I went to the US Open in 2011, been to this Tiger tourney atleast once (maybe more?), and I went to the Kemper. If I'm going it will likely be Saturday since my cousin is in town and we're getting together on Sunday. This tournament is better when it's held on 4th of July weekend.


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:17 PM

It's kinda cool having an event so close, especially when it's really important like an Open or something. But Golf is painful enough to watch on TV most of the time, I couldn't imagine watching it in person.


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:22 PM

It's kinda cool having an event so close, especially when it's really important like an Open or something. But Golf is painful enough to watch on TV most of the time, I couldn't imagine watching it in person.

Speaking as someone who doesn't exactly like watching it on TV, I like going a lot more. It's a completely different experience to me. I would highly suggest giving it a try if you can(or another a year).


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:25 PM

Speaking as someone who doesn't exactly like watching it on TV, I like going a lot more. It's a completely different experience to me. I would highly suggest giving it a try if you can(or another a year).

 

It's not fair to be critical when I've never been, so I need to give it a shot at some point... but I just don't think i'd enjoy walking around following a group all day... or staying at the same hole watching the whole field come through all day.

 

How do you do it when you go?


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:34 PM

It's not fair to be critical when I've never been, so I need to give it a shot at some point... but I just don't think i'd enjoy walking around following a group all day... or staying at the same hole watching the whole field come through all day.

 

How do you do it when you go?

I've done both. I try to walk around if you can a little.

 

For the US Open, we were following Rory, we would walk up two holes ahead after he completed a hole since it was so crowded and tried to get where he'd hit 2nd shot and walk after that to the pin.

 

Not sure if this is the best analogy here, but I'm more of a casual hockey fan than many people here. However, when I go to Verizon, it's a lot more fun compared to watching on TV. I don't feel that way about baseball or basketball or even football.


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#57 Adam Wolff

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 08:30 PM

Thrilled Tiger is coming back. I'm a big enough fan of the game that I'm watching regardless of whether he's playing, but having a no doubt superstar, even if he might not be in his best form, is good for the game. 


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:04 PM

Woohoo!!
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#59 Markus

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:09 AM

^ Agreed. Time to have the Champ come back and reclaim his glory.
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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:47 AM

Very happy to see him come back, but I wonder how much is tied to his hosting this event.

Would hate to see him get hurt again and miss the last 2 majors in 2014.

 

I highly doubt he breaks the record now.


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