NEWS
10/24/2011 10:01 EDT | Updated 12/24/2011 05:12 EST

Tiger Woods to be joined by Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy on video game cover

TORONTO - Fans have voted to have Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy join Tiger Woods on the cover of "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13.''

Fowler will feature on the American version and McIlroy on the European box art when the video game launches in March.

McIlroy was also on the cover two years ago to highlight a Ryder Cup theme.

Fans had their choice of eight European and North American golfers in the Facebook vote.

The American candidates were Fowler, Ben Crane, Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson, Zach Johnson, Hunter Mahan, Rocco Mediate and Bubba Watson.

The European contenders were McIlroy, Luke Donald, Ross Fisher, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Edoardo Molinari, Ian Poulter and Justin Rose.

During the final week of voting, Fowler defeated Bubba Watson by a final margin of 52 per cent to 48 while McIlroy beat Luke Donald 54 per cent to 46.

Similar fan votes were held to determine the cover athletes for EA's ``Madden NFL 12'' and ``NCAA Football 12.''

Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis beat out Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick in the final round of voting for the Madden cover.

Alabama running back Mark Ingram was chosen for the NCAA cover won over Auburn defensive lineman Nick Fairley, Oklahoma running back DeMarco Murray, and Washington quarterback Jake Locker.