EA Sports may have stuck with Tiger Woods during the darkest period of his career, but the publisher has finally decided to step away from the sporting hero after 15 years. The company’s golf chief Daryl Holt said that the firm had made a “mutual decision” to end its long-running partnership, making this year’s Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 the last ever that will boast the legend’s name.

“We've always been big fans of Tiger and we wish him continued success in all of his future endeavours," beamed Holt. "Moving forward, we will continue to work with the PGA Tour exclusively to create groundbreaking golfing titles and our partnership remains strong."

To coincide with the announcement, the company released a screenshot of its in-development PlayStation 4 entry. The firm explained that it’s working on revamping the franchise for the next generation release. “EA Sports golf fans have always loved authentic courses and players, but they've also asked for more choice and customisation in how and where they play,” he concluded. “We're working on a new approach to deliver the best golf experience to our fans.”

[via eurogamer.net]