January 04, 2011

Augusta National: The Masters is the focus of this year's iteration of Tiger Woods PGA Tour video game. If you, like me, are a fan of golf video games, you have been waiting for this moment your whole gaming life.

posted by BitterOldPunk to golf at 03:40 PM - 6 comments

I know it's a bit Pepsi Blue, but I'm genuinely excited to see this. Amen Corner. Hogan's Alley. The Eisenhower Tree. All of it.

The only major golf tournament to be played at the same course every year, The Masters is a notoriously conservative organization. It took years of secret negotiations between EA Sports and the poobahs in Augusta to make this happen.

If there is not a special achievement for replicating Gene Sarazen's 1935 double eagle, I shall be disappointed.

posted by BitterOldPunk at 03:46 PM on January 04

I never thought Augusta would let this happen. I am excited.

posted by feloniousmonk at 03:49 PM on January 04

1) I like the comment below the link "of course, women won't be able to purchase the game. tradition, you know"

2) I could swear that an old golf game had the option to play Augusta on it. Nitendo, I believe, and I don't think I would have had one of the Japanese only versions the article refers to. Maybe it was just Amen Corner on it, as I did have a game years ago that had a mixture of signature holes from various courses on it.

posted by dviking at 05:07 PM on January 04

I thought South Park's version of the Tiger Woods game was better.

posted by owlhouse at 07:17 PM on January 04

I actually had a golf game for an Apple MacIntosh that had Augusta on it. It was in the early 90's, back when video games were a little on the primative side, (it actually wasn't too bad though).

posted by jagsnumberone at 01:15 AM on January 05

Back in the mid-80s I had a golf game for my 8-bit 8088 processor Radio Shack clunker (I bought it while I had a bit of a buzz going after visits to a few Jacksonville, FL, watering spots, lunch at Jo Ann's Chili Bordello among them.). I remember the game had Augusta National, St. Andrews, and 2 other courses on it. You could aim your shot, then control distance with the space bar. The computer served me for 2 1/2 years on USS Midway, allowed me to write legible reports, maintain parts inventory management, and have a bit of fun. Our after-hours golf tournaments while at sea got pretty loud.

posted by Howard_T at 03:00 PM on January 05

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