Golf fans, especially those that are fans of the history behind the game, should take aim at EA Sports' upcoming Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14. That's because players will for the first time ever get a chance to experience Augusta National Golf Club as it was when it first hosted the Masters Tournament, known in 1934 as the Inaugural Augusta National Invitation Tournament. This, and more, is all available in the Masters Historic Edition.
The development team worked hard to recreate the original 1931 design course from architect Alister MacKenzie and legendary golfer Bobby Jones. You will get a chance to play in a 1934 environment, which takes into account everything from clothing to equipment. Players will experience a new way to enjoy the timeless layout, including the course's nines being reversed to its original green contours and speeds.
“From the very beginning, our relationship with the Masters Tournament has been built around our ability to bring a unique and authentic experience to a new and younger demographic of potential golfers,” Mike Taramykin, Vice President of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR said. “From unprecedented access to the Augusta National archives, to in-depth discussions with golf historians – and even our own internal research into the sport in the 1930s – The Masters Historic Edition is the next step in bringing gamers an exciting and distinctive glimpse into the game of golf.”
Other unique features of The Masters Historic Edition include:
- A complete copy of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14
- A walk through of the original 1934 layout of Augusta National
- The present-day Augusta National Golf Club course
- Augusta National’s world-class Tournament Practice Facility
- Augusta National’s Par 3 course
- Green Jacket ceremony
- Augusta, the Song, as heard during the Masters Tournament television broadcast
The Masters Historic Edition will include all 20 courses available in the standard edition and the four additional championship courses: Royal County Down, Royal Melbourne, Sheshan and TPC Blue Monster at Doral.
The Masters Historic Edition will cost $69.99 USD, regular copies will cost $59.99.