Choose the cover star for Tiger Woods 13

For the first time in franchise history, EA SPORTS is giving fans an opportunity to vote and determine who will join Tiger Woods on the cover of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13.

A screenshot from Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters (image: EA)

From October 3 through 23, fans can participate in a match play bracket-style voting campaign on and choose among 16 golfers who in total have amassed over 100 combined PGA TOUR and European Tour victories, multiple rookie and player of the year awards and four major wins – including the last two US Open champions.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13, which launches in March 2012, will have two versions of the box art – one to appear in North America and one in Europe.

Eight American golfers will be featured on one side of the bracket and eight European golfers on the opposite side, with two golfers going head-to-head each week until a winner is determined on each side.

The winners will be announced via Facebook on October 24.

On the American side of the bracket, the candidates include:

* Ben Crane

* Rickie Fowler

* Jim Furyk

* Dustin Johnson

* Zach Johnson

* Hunter Mahan

* Rocco Mediate

* Bubba Watson

On the European side of the bracket, the candidates include:

* Paul Casey

* Luke Donald

* Ross Fisher

* Graeme McDowell

* Rory McIlroy

* Edoardo Molinari

* Ian Poulter

* Justin Rose

Staff writer