Tiger Woods barely visable on PGA 12 cover

Somebody's looking awefully small.

EA has announced Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters, but the titular athlete of the series can only barely be seen from behind on the cover.

The move doesn’t come as much of a surprise given Woods’ troubles both off and on the course over the past year. EA stated that his off-the-course issues wouldn’t affect his sponsorship, but his lack of performance in 2010 and the subtitle of The Masters may be foreshadowing something unfortunate for the superstar athlete.

"He sort of stuck with us for a very long time and we made great business together and we’re willing to give him the benefit of the doubt for a period of time," EA boss John Riccitiello said last month.

The game itself however will be the first one ever to feature the fabled grounds of Augusta National with a new career mode. EA used "laser-scanning technology" to pin-perfectly capture the Augusta course.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters will release March 29 in North America and April 1 worldwide for the Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with Move support.

You can check out the full list of features for the upcoming title below:

●  Masters Moments – Play through memorable, historic moments as players try to measure up against some of the sport’s greatest legends.

●  Tiger at the Masters – Relive each of Tiger’s four wins at the Masters by attempting to equal or beat his scores in each round of the Tournament.

● The Caddie Experience – Behind every great golfer is a trusted and reliable caddie. Players will have a caddie by their side on every swing, providing strategic advice, from shot selection to reading greens, helping them become a more successful golfer.

● The Closest Thing to Being There – For the first time ever, EA SPORTS utilized a new state-of-the art laser scanning technology at Augusta National Golf Club to laser scan every hole featured in the game. This will provide players with the most authentic digital representation of the Tournament and Par 3 courses. Every tree, every azalea and every undulation in every green was recreated down to the smallest detail.

● Broadcast Presentation – Feel the emotion of every swing as called by the all-new commentary team of Jim Nantz and David Feherty, who headline a completely revamped TV broadcast presentation package.

● Career Mode – The all-new career mode will closely mirror the journey of an amateur golfer’s rise through the ranks and chase the title of Masters champion.

● New Players – Over 20 professional golfers to choose from, including Zach Johnson (2007 Masters Champion) and Bubba Watson (2010 Ryder Cup – Team USA).

● Championship Courses – Take on the best of the best on sixteen of the world’s most celebrated courses, including Augusta National Golf Club, Royal Melbourne Golf Club (Australia), Atlanta Athletic Club, TPC San Antonio, St Andrews Links and Pebble Beach Golf Links.



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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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