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Tiger Woods Dropped From Cover of His Own Video Game

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Aug. 8: Tiger Woods reacts after missing a putt during the WGC Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament in Akron, Ohio. (Reuters)

Tiger Woods is being benched from his own video game.

Electronic Arts has dropped the controversial golfer from the cover of "Tiger Woods PGA Tour: The Masters," according to Reuters.

Tiger has been replaced with a shot of Augusta National Golf Club's iconic yellow flag.

"If the insinuation is it's a reflection of EA Sports backing away from its relationship that goes back literally 13 years with Tiger, that's not the case whatsoever. You shouldn't read into the fact that Tiger's not featured on the box art of that particular edition," EA Sports President Peter Moore told Reuters.

Tiger says he's "excited" for the new game.

"I am very happy and excited that the Masters Tournament is featured in the Tiger Woods PGA Tour game," he said in a statement to Reuters. "There are many new and unique elements in the game that will make everyone feel like they're competing at Augusta National."

Sales for his video game have dropped 50 to 60 percent worldwide following his cheating scandal in 2009.

He divorced his wife last year and did not win a tournament on the PGA Tour during this past season.