EA have announced the signing of Welsh golf pro Rhys Davies as the latest addition to the recently revealed Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters. Rhys will become a brand ambassador for EA Sports and the golfing franchise and, as part of the deal, wear the famous logo on his shirt in all competitions throughout the year – the first time EA Sports has sponsored a golfer on the European Tour.
“We’re extremely excited to be partnering with Rhys Davies. He had an exceptional rookie year on the European Tour in 2010 and is sure to achieve even greater success in 2011,” said Shaun White – Senior PR Manager EA Sports. “I’m delighted to be appearing in the new game and especially proud to be the first European Tour golf brand ambassador for EA Sports,” said Rhys Davies. “It’s every golfer’s dream to be immortalised in a video game and I can’t wait to compete against my virtual character.” said Davies.
The Masters edition will go on sale in Europe on April 1, available on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with support of the PlayStation Move controller. For the first time ever, gamers can step onto the hallowed grounds of Augusta National and experience the rich history and tradition of the Masters Tournament and begin their own journey to capture the most sought-after prize in professional golf – the Green Jacket. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 also features several renowned Championship courses including Royal Melbourne Golf Club (Australia), TPC San Antonio, St Andrews Links and Pebble Beach Golf Links.