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While Tiger Woods has lost some lucrative endorsement deals since his infidelity scandal broke, one company has decided not to scrap their relationship with the embattled athlete: Electronic Arts is moving forward with plans to launch the latest installment in its franchise of games based on the famous golfer, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online.
In a blog post, EA Sports President Peter Moore said he is aware that the company's decision to stick with Woods could "create attention and further speculation," but that it is based on the superstar's athletic achievements -- not his personal life.
"Our relationship with Tiger has always been rooted in golf," Moore writes. "We chose to partner with Tiger in 1997 because we saw him as the world’s best, most talented and exciting golfer.
"By his own admission, he’s made some mistakes off the course. But regardless of what’s happening in his personal life, and regardless of his decision to take a personal leave from the sport, Tiger Woods is still one of the greatest athletes in history.
"Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online [is] a game that all of us at EA SPORTS are proud to be delivering this month to sports fans around the globe," Moore's post concludes.
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