We are going to be seeing a lot more of Rory McIlroy!
Rory McIlroy ousted Tiger Woods from the number one spot in the world of golf a long time ago and now the Irishman has rubber-stamped his status as the face of golf.
Four-time Major winner McIlroy was today announced as the official face of EA SPORTS, a role which Woods occupied for a full 15 years before EA Sports announced they would sever ties with the American in 2013.
The new game - EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR - launches in June will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation®4.
“I’m very proud and humbled to see my face and name on EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR,” said McIlroy.
“This is a great honor, and something I couldn’t even dream of growing up playing the sport. I really hope people enjoy the game and I’m very glad I can be a part of it.”
EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR is the first EA SPORTS title to be built using the Frostbite engine and will cut out load times between holes allowing users to play their shot from almost any location.
“Frostbite has allowed us to take this franchise to a whole new level,” stated Brent Nielsen, Executive Producer of EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR.
“The new engine drastically improves all facets of the game, from core gameplay to opportunities for brand-new modes and features. We’re looking forward to sharing a lot of great news with our fans throughout the rest of the spring.”