EA Sports announced the winners of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 cover athlete voting today. Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy will join Tiger Woods on the cover of the game in North America and Europe, respectively.
"Over the past several weeks we’ve been thrilled to witness the passion of our fans for this competition as well as the golfers who have actively rallied their fan base for this unique honor," EA SPORTS Marketing Director Craig Evans said. "Fan engagement has been critical to the development and success of the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR franchise over the past decade and it’s great to see so many fans excited about the cover vote and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13."
Voting was held through Facebook over three weeks. EA offered a two slates of 16 golfers apiece for American and European gamers to choose from. Rickie Fowler beat Bubba Watson by a margin of 52% to 48% in last round of voting in North America, while in the European voting Rory McIlroy defeated Luke Donald 54% to 46%. Gamers from 35 countries cast over 250,000 votes in total.
“There have been a number of great young and up-and-coming golfers to join the sport over the last few years and Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy are certainly on that list,” said Tiger Woods. “Their wins are a testament to their passionate fan base and I’m looking forward to having Rickie and Rory join me on the cover of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13.”
PGA Tour 13 will allow players to relive memorable moments from throughout Woods' career, including his wins at the Masters Tournament at Augusta National. It's the first game in the series to support Kinect motion control for the Xbox 360.
Cover art featuring Fowler and McIlroy will be released next month.