Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus combine for 10 major championships at the Masters, but what if they competed against Augusta National's founder, Bobby Jones, in his heyday and with his clubs?
It's the eternal and endlessly arguable question inherent to all sports—how would stars of various eras fare against the all-time legends of the game? EA Sports has brought you one giant step closer with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2014: Legends of the Game.
This isn't a game as much as it is a time machine.
EA has honed in on the most minute details of golf's greatest icons—from the clothes they wore to the technology of their clubs to the courses where they've made history.
Play as Ben Hogan or Seve Ballesteros on championships courses like the Old Course at St. Andrews, Pinehurst No. 2 or the epic Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. If you prefer a modern player, take your pick from stars on both the PGA and LPGA Tours, ranging from Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson to Lexi Thompson and Paula Creamer.
Mike Taramykin, vice president of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2014, said,
This year's edition of the game delivers a collection of innovative golf features that provide players an unprecedented chance to rewrite the record books...Without question, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2014 is the best edition the franchise has produced in years.
EA hasn't just made the game and players more realistic—shockingly realistic, by the way; you might as well be watching a major on Sunday on an HD TV—it has gone above and beyond with interactive features. Feel free to play Augusta when the sun goes down with the stars above you or Pebble Beach in gusting winds and rain.
It's a blank canvas, and it's up to you to create a masterpiece, which won't be hard with the greatest golfers of all time assisting you.
The thorough details and control over an array of players distinguishes this version from previous editions.
The game will be available for purchase March 26, 2013.