There is a new number one in the world of golf. According to the current OWGR, Official World Golf Rankings, Rory McIlroy is the best player in the world.
After recent success on the PGA Tour, EA Sports decided to rename their most popular video game “Tiger Woods PGA Tour” to the name “Rory McIlroy PGA Tour.”
EA Sports created the first “Tiger Woods PGA Tour” in 1998. The game has been updated annually, and Tiger Woods has remained on the cover of every edition until this upcoming year.
According to the PGA Tour website, Rory McIlroy joined the tour in 2007, and he is 27 years old. Mcilroy has nine total PGA Tour wins. These nine wins include four majors. He has won every major except The Masters.
This recent name change has reopened many conversations about whether Tiger Woods will ever regain his number one ranking. During the last four years, Woods has played the worst golf in his career.
Many critics of the game have predicted that the name change will reduce sales of the game. Although many people began to dislike Tiger Woods after his scandal, people still think of Woods as a golfing icon.
The new game will be the first game to use the Frostbite engine. EA sports said during their release, “this new engine allows the development team to create beautiful new environments, featuring the most detailed courses in franchise history.”
When Rory McIlroy was asked about his opinion on the new game, he replied, “Playing video games is one of the ways I try to relax in my downtime, and one of my favorite video games was golf. That’s what makes today’s announcement so exciting to me. I am on the cover of ‘EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR‘ and it’s named after me. That is crazy! I am more excited than I can possibly put into words.” McIlroy’s statement was published on EA Sports’ website.
The cover of “Rory McIlroy PGA Tour” shows McIlroy hitting his driver alone. There is no mention of Tiger Woods anywhere on the game’s box.
EA Sports released its last version of the game in 2013. This has been the first time in the game’s history that a new version has not been released every consecutive year.
The original release date of the new game was this month; however, the release date has been pushed back into June. The game will be available on Xbox 1 and Playstation 4.