EA and Tiger Woods part ways

EA Sports will no longer produce golf games with Tiger Woods' name attached. The publisher announced today the change was made as part of a "new approach" for the next generation to add more choice and customization.

"EA Sports and Tiger Woods have also made a mutual decision to end our partnership, which includes Tiger's named PGA TOUR golf game. We've always been big fans of Tiger and we wish him continued success in all his future endeavors," the company stated today.

The company will continue to work with the PGA Tour exclusively as a brand, noting EA's partnership "remains strong." Today's official confirmation follows reports in April that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 15 wasn't happening.

Although EA Sports stood by Woods after his scandal and losing streak, it was quite noticeable over the past few years that the company was removing the once pristine athlete from the picture. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters had a giant yellow flag as its cover athlete.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.