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EA Is Standing By Tiger Woods

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Posted December 4, 2009 - By Stephen Johnson

Tiger Woods

Golfer and alleged philanderer Tiger Woods seems to be having a pretty lousy holiday season, what with smashing up his Escalade and the troops of chicks coming out of the woodwork accusing him of adultery, but there's a silver-lining to his personal clouds. For now, both his wife and his corporate sponsors are standing by him.

Electronic Arts, the game company behind the massively successful Tiger Woods PGA Tour series of video games, has issued the following statement to media outlets:

"Our strong relationship with Tiger for more than a decade remains unchanged. We respect Tiger's privacy, we wish him a fast recovery and we look forward to seeing him back on the golf course."

While I think everyone deserves a second chance, I can't help but think EA is missing a golden opportunity here -- the chance to launch a new PGA series: John Daly PGA Tour.

Daly, in case you're not hip on current golfers, John is the Yin to Tiger's Yang. Where Woods is disciplined, practiced, neat and controlled, Daly is sloppy, sometimes-drunk, disorderly and fat. He's like Rodney Dangerfield in CaddyShack, except he's really alive -- and he plays golf really well when he decides to. He constantly battles alcohol, gambling addiction and toxic relationships with floozies. In short: You wouldn't see Daly apologizing for affairs -- he's the kind of dude that would be proud of it. I think the "Career Mode" of Daly PGA Tour 11, where The Lion is constantly suspended and reinstated into the PGA Tour, would be the first example of a golf game having a viable plot!

What do you think of this whole Tiger Woods thing? Should the media just leave him alone? Do you even care?

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