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Augusta National in a video game for the first time

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
Categories: PGA TourTiger Woods

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Tiger Woods Augusta National PGA Tour EA Sports

Tiger tees off at Augusta, 8th hole

Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’12 will be a groundbreaking video game by EA Sports.  Not in the technology necessarily, but in the fact that for the first time Augusta National Golf Club will be featured in a video game.

Soon video game players will be able to play the famous par-3 12th hole, Amen Corner, try to hit the Eisenhower Tree…

Peter Moore, president of EA SPORTS:

“For more than a decade, the Masters Tournament has been the most requested and coveted feature for the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR franchise among our fans.  Pairing the number one golf video game franchise with the most prestigious golf tournament in the world is a perfect marriage and we’re thrilled to bring our fans this exciting opportunity to experience Augusta National Golf Club like never before.”

Billy Payne, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club:

“Our sincere motivation is to draw an even greater audience to this wonderful sport and continue to inspire its growth by building off the success seen in previous versions of the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR franchise.  The beauty of Augusta National and the rich history of the Masters have inspired the dreams of golfers for generations. Three years of collaboration with EA SPORTS has resulted in a game we feel presents a truly authentic Masters experience.”

Tiger Woods:

“I am very happy and excited that the Masters Tournament is featured in the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR game.  There are many new and unique elements in the game that will make everyone feel like they’re really competing at Augusta National. This is great for the sport and will connect a new audience with the Masters, a tournament I’ve been fortunate to experience since 1995. Continually growing the visibility of golf is important to attracting newcomers to the sport, and I agree that showcasing the Masters Tournament in the game will bring an entirely new dimension to that approach.”

Tony Korologos:

“I’d rather play real golf than a video game.  I’m better at that.”

One response to “Augusta National in a video game for the first time”

  1. Deep Rough says:

    This is definitely cool. Who doesn’t want to play a virtual Augusta?

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