EA Sports’ Tiger Woods PGA Tour '11 video game made headlines when the gaming giant revealed the latest version would include Augusta National Golf Club for the first time. Now, however, EA Sports is involved in controversy after a British gamer claimed her avatar in the game went topless. Wired News has the details:
Harrington calls Kaymer ‘most formidable player in world’ when leading according to The Glasgow Evening Times
... it appears that videogame giant Electronic Arts may have a similar sort of wrinkle on its hands involving Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11. Jo Eley, who hails from Britain, claims she “spent ages” creating her Tiger Woods custom avatar only to have it suddenly tee off wearing only white pants. (Yup, “she” was topless.)
The Sun has the exclusive story on this, as well as video of the purported avatar in action (large NSFW photos, as you might expect).
EA, for its part, apparently issued a statement to the paper, saying in part: We have extensively investigated and have determined that this situation is not possible through a retail copy of the game. The player model is clearly modified as a result of hacking.
Retief Goosen was impressed too
“He’s probably the most formidable player in the world when he is leading. He seems to intimidate the rest of the field into believing if he gets in front, he’ll win.”
"I've never saw anything above 20-under around here. The course, we were lucky, we didn't have any wind really all week, a bit of rain but no real wind. So if the wind blew like it normally blows over here, I'm probably thinking 15 and under would be the winning score. But yeah, he's killing us."
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Still, bigger-name players and a title sponsor are needed, and Sunday brought yet another wrinkle. The Desert Sun reported that former President Bill Clinton, an avid golfer, may be interested in using his leverage and that of his foundation to get involved in getting a sponsor and players. The details are unclear, and Foster's body language on the topic pointed to caution.
But can you imagine Clinton calling Mickelson to play in the Hope, and Mickelson saying no?
That may be a work in progress, much like the Bob Hope Classic itself.
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