Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 offers a trip into the past
Golf is a sport that divides opinions, whether it is considered a skilled game or “a good walk spoiled” (as Oscar Wilde put it). On computer, there isn’t even that walk, but there is still definitely a hunger among some gamers for golf titles, which Electronic Arts will soon try to feed with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14: The Masters Historic Edition.
Differing slightly from the regular PGA Tour 14 title, the Historic Edition has an extra four courses on top of the 20 in the regular release, and naturally further ones will be due later as downloadable content.
Most prominently, as well as including the modern course of the Augusta National Golf Club, the game has the 1934 layout. This was host to the very first Masters Tournament, and the game is claiming to recreate “everything from the golf course’s nines being reversed to its original green contours and speeds”.
The game’s press release promises that “[g]ame play will place players in a 1934 environment, which takes into account everything from the clothing to the equipment.” Quite how far this authenticity will be taken isn’t specified however – ironically for a title endorsed by Tiger Woods, the game is using a club he wouldn’t have been able to join for another 56 years when racial restrictions on membership were lifted.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour14 is due for release on March 26th in the North America, and March 28th worldwide.