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08:54 AM ET 07.17 | Even video-gamers are tuning out Tiger Woods. Woods, who lost approximately $30 million in sponsorship cash when corporations dumped him after news of his sex scandal broke last November, is now seeing gamers dump him, as well. Sales of EA Sports' "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11," launched last month, have dropped 68 percent compared with the first-month sales of last year's version, according to a report released yesterday by the retail-research firm NPD Group.

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July 17, 2010  10:10 AM ET

He should be a character on GTA

July 17, 2010  11:18 AM ET

maybe if ea sports didnt suck so bad they would sell more games.

July 17, 2010  12:26 PM ET

I hate tiger woods,Why , you may ask ? he is arogant, and arogance reflects badly on your perception. this news makes me happy. It's nice to see he will for short of the record,after all do we really want someone with as bad as reputation for scandalous behavior ,owning such a prestigous record as the overall major's record ? I think not !!! tiger you don't deserve it .

July 17, 2010  12:58 PM ET

i have been playing tiger's golf games for years and will buy his new one this year. I also know many of us make mistakes and it is time for us to forgive and forget. He may play like a god but he is still human get over it.

July 17, 2010  01:12 PM ET

oh well, he can always cross over to reality tv...tiger's great big search for love - Season One

July 17, 2010  01:38 PM ET

Good afternoon to all the haters today and the more to surely come. I love how many people hate on Tiger b/c the truth of the matter is, they are jealous of him. And those of you who claim that you aren't a bit jealous of him have never had women throwing themselves at you offering in the worst case scenario at least a tug job. Don't get it twisted, there are men who are happily married and I'm sure you Joe Fannation Reader undoubtedly is one of those guys. But did you ever think that's b/c your 55 yrs old, weigh 250, and even if you had the chance to do work you wouldn't be able to do it proper? All i'm saying is that the hate on Tiger needs to stop, and yes I know he has children which is pretty messed up, but to have women do anything to get a piece of you would be tough for any man to turn down (minus Mr. Pedophile).

July 17, 2010  02:23 PM ET

The other problem is that the game just isn't very good. The graphics are old and a bit tired. The last few installments from EA Sports just look repackaged so I think its a combination of that and his personal issues.

July 17, 2010  02:51 PM ET

leisure suit tiger...I'd buy it!

July 17, 2010  03:38 PM ET

You can only buy the same golf games so many times before you realize you've bought the same golf game so many times.....wait, what?

July 17, 2010  04:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Good afternoon to all the haters today and the more to surely come. I love how many people hate on Tiger b/c the truth of the matter is, they are jealous of him. And those of you who claim that you aren't a bit jealous of him have never had women throwing themselves at you offering in the worst case scenario at least a tug job. Don't get it twisted, there are men who are happily married and I'm sure you Joe Fannation Reader undoubtedly is one of those guys. But did you ever think that's b/c your 55 yrs old, weigh 250, and even if you had the chance to do work you wouldn't be able to do it proper? All i'm saying is that the hate on Tiger needs to stop, and yes I know he has children which is pretty messed up, but to have women do anything to get a piece of you would be tough for any man to turn down (minus Mr. Pedophile).

You're an idiot. It would be different it was a few girls and not the "caliber" of some of these girls. The things he said in his text message and the girls he was caught with does not make me jealous! Jocelyn James!! Are you serious? Jealous? She's been rammed by everybody in Hollywood. I'm not even hating on Tiger but I'm not going to let somebody like you stick up for him either. The problem isn't what he did, although terrible, the problem is the image he created, the billion he made off that said image, only to find out he's a dirtbag. I personally don't want him to break Jack's record now. I was definitely pulling for him to do it before this all came out but now? Heck no! You can't honestly believe the reason why people are hating is because they are jealous right? Some probably are, but most I think are sickened by the things he did.

July 17, 2010  04:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

maybe if ea sports didnt suck so bad they would sell more games.

my point exaxtly

July 17, 2010  04:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

leisure suit tiger...I'd buy it!

not

July 17, 2010  05:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I hate tiger woods,Why , you may ask ? he is arogant, and arogance reflects badly on your perception. this news makes me happy. It's nice to see he will for short of the record,after all do we really want someone with as bad as reputation for scandalous behavior ,owning such a prestigous record as the overall major's record ? I think not !!! tiger you don't deserve it .

Yeah, but he can spell.

July 17, 2010  06:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Yeah, but he can spell.

say's who ? you ever read anything he wrote ? I seriously doubt it.

July 17, 2010  06:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Yeah, but he can spell.

That was funny. Unfortunately he didn't get it.

July 17, 2010  08:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

You're an idiot. It would be different it was a few girls and not the "caliber" of some of these girls. The things he said in his text message and the girls he was caught with does not make me jealous! Jocelyn James!! Are you serious? Jealous? She's been rammed by everybody in Hollywood. I'm not even hating on Tiger but I'm not going to let somebody like you stick up for him either. The problem isn't what he did, although terrible, the problem is the image he created, the billion he made off that said image, only to find out he's a dirtbag. I personally don't want him to break Jack's record now. I was definitely pulling for him to do it before this all came out but now? Heck no! You can't honestly believe the reason why people are hating is because they are jealous right? Some probably are, but most I think are sickened by the things he did.

So the caliber of the girls would have made it better? So he can do work on two ugly girls, however if they were bombshells he could've handled 10? Or is it that if he pounded all 10's then its all good? The things he said in the text messages were to cover his tracks or to setup "meetings" which seems pretty logical to me. I am not defending what he did, I am just saying stating that people have to step back for a second and analyze what they would have done had they been in his position. As for his image, how much of that was what he created and how much of that was what ESPN, Gatorade, Nike etc created. You can't tell me that if sponsors are throwing millions at you to portray someone you are not that you wouldn't at least consider going along with it. I don't necessary feel this to be true but it holds some weight, "A man is as faithful as his options". All I was trying to get at is that there are a bunch of haters out there, and even if they don't identify themselves as haters, they are.

July 17, 2010  09:38 PM ET

I think most people would have been willing to accept Tiger's "Hey, it's just another hole" attitude if he had been single -- but the reality is that this guy was married with kids. 99.999% of women DO NOT think that it's acceptable for a married man to do what he did, and probably 99% of guys think that as well.

The image could have been an ESPN/Gatorade/Nike effort, but Tiger was the one that chose to sleep with those other women. Nobody held a gun to his head, or threw money at him, to go out and cheat on his wife.

The image he had is long gone, never to return. He's older now, and I'm not sure he ever reclaims the form he had. And honestly, even if he does break Jack's record, people will always view him with a degree of skepticisim.

July 17, 2010  09:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Good afternoon to all the haters today and the more to surely come. I love how many people hate on Tiger b/c the truth of the matter is, they are jealous of him. And those of you who claim that you aren't a bit jealous of him have never had women throwing themselves at you offering in the worst case scenario at least a tug job. Don't get it twisted, there are men who are happily married and I'm sure you Joe Fannation Reader undoubtedly is one of those guys. But did you ever think that's b/c your 55 yrs old, weigh 250, and even if you had the chance to do work you wouldn't be able to do it proper? All i'm saying is that the hate on Tiger needs to stop, and yes I know he has children which is pretty messed up, but to have women do anything to get a piece of you would be tough for any man to turn down (minus Mr. Pedophile).

Jealous? ...no- I might not ever be rich and famous, but everyday I wake up white, and the inherent respect that goes with that. I am not being racist, just factual. I see what minorities have to deal with day in and day out, and I am so thankful that I do not have to deal with racism directed at me. So, no, I am not jealous of Tiger Woods. He will never wake up white and know the freedom and respect that goes with that...

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July 17, 2010  11:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Sorry,but I've hated Tiger since the day he was born.Whatcha think of them apples?

I think you have a propensity of posting childish crapola on message boards.

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