Even with Tiger Woods still not winning at nearly the same pace he was before his scandal, EA will stick with him as the star on the cover art for next year’s title, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14.
Unlike the 2013 version which featured Tiger and Rory McIlroy, PGA Tour 14 will have Tiger and Arnold Palmer. If you aren’t fully acquainted with Arnold Palmer’s history, EA fills you in:
In a historic celebration of the world of golf, Arnold Palmer, “the King,” makes his first appearance alongside Tiger Woods on the cover of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14. Palmer’s professional career spanned five decades and the box art image is taken from his most prolific years during the 1960’s. Among his many accomplishments, he recorded 92 professional victories during his career with 62 occurring on the PGA TOUR. Included in the total are seven major championships including four Masters, one U.S. Open and two Open Championships. Palmer also has a history with the video game franchise as he was included in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 05 and 06.
Woods has a rich history with the golf icon as he has won the Arnold Palmer Invitational seven times, most recently in 2012 and he has 74 PGA TOUR career wins, second on the all-time list.
Joining Arnold Palmer in the over 25 player roster will be newcomers Keegan Bradley, Bud Cauley, Stacy Lewis, and Lexi Thompson.
EA also detailed all of the pre-order offers you can expect from each retailer:
GameStop: Pinehurst No. 2 DLC Course
Amazon: Bethpage Black DLC Course
Best Buy: 1986 Jack Nicklaus Exclusive Character
Target: Whistling Straits DLC Course
Wal-Mart: Kevin Love and Andy Roddick Exclusive Characters
Origin: Set of Exclusive Historic Golf Clubs
Along with the unveiling of the box art and pre-orders bonuses, it was also announced that the game will be available in North America on March 26th, 2013.