EA Sports have announced today the winners of their Facebook fan voting for the co-cover stars of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13
Between October 3rd and October 23rd, fans participated in a tournament bracket-style vote on Facebook among 16 golfers to determine which cover athletes would join Tiger Woods on the unique North American and European box arts. Over 250,000 votes were cast in 35 countries worldwide.
In the North American voting, 22-year old Rickie Fowler
beat out Bubba Watson by a margin of 52% to 48% in the final round of voting. The 2010 Rookie of the Year was ecstatic at the notion of sharing the cover in Tiger Woods ‘13
. "For someone that grew up playing Tiger Woods PGA TOUR and is a huge fan of the franchise, this is a great moment in my career," said Rickie Fowler. "I’m excited to join Tiger on the cover of this year’s game and want to especially thank all of my fans who spread the word and voted for me."
On the European side, the reigning U.S. Open champion and fellow 22-year old, Rory McIlroy
, beat out Luke Donald by a 54% to 46% margin in the final round. Coincidentally McIlroy was runner-up to Fowler in the 2010 Rookie of the Year voting, but arguably has more success with a major championship under his belt in 2011. Regardless, both of these rising stars will adorn Tiger ‘13
covers in their respective territories.
Being a cover athlete is actually familiar territory for Rory, but he's especially proud of appearing on this year’s cover. “Appearing on the cover of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11
was an amazing experience and helped introduce me to a whole new fan base around the world,” said Rory McIlroy. “But this year holds special meaning because it was the fans who decided to put me on the cover once again.”
The two will be sharing the cover with golf’s most popular player, Tiger Woods. “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 [fan voting] 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
Check out some of the first details of Tiger ‘13
in our previous coverage
.Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13
will launch in March once again ahead of The Masters golf tournament.