REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- -- EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14:The Masters Historic Edition have shipped in North America and will be available worldwide starting on March 29. Both editions pay homage to golf’s rich history and legendary golfers through an all new game mode, Legends of the Majors featuring six different eras of golf and period specific equipment, night golf and for the first time in franchise history the chance to go for the Grand Slam by playing historical events in all four majors.
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 has generated early accolades by enthusiast press. According to Gamer Magazine, "EA clearly isn’t resting on its laurels, despite the knowledge that it’ll sit atop the leaderboards for another year." The game is available on the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system and the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, including support for the Kinect for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation Move.
“We wanted to celebrate the world of golf in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 and give gamers and golf fans a chance to learn about the amazing legacy of the sport of golf through legendary players and iconic moments in majors history,” said the game's executive producer, Brent Nielsen. "We are excited for gamers to start taking down legends and earn their seat at the table of golf’s greatest players."
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 also features 20 on-disc championship courses, over 35 playable golfers representing both the PGA TOUR and LPGA, deep and innovative online connected experiences and a host of community-driven gameplay enhancements that closely mirror what a PGA TOUR golfer sees out on the course.
In addition to all the content available in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 1, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14: The Masters Historic Edition allows gamers to step back in time and experience the 1934 layout of famed Augusta National Golf Club, its famous Par 3 Course, Augusta National Golf Club’s Tournament Practice Facility, an authentic Green Jacket Ceremony, as well as four additional championship courses for a total of 25.
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 is developed in Orlando, Fla., by EA Tiburon and will retail for $59.99 and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14: The Masters Historic Edition will be available for $69.99 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Arnold Palmer's annual Wednesday press conference at Bay Hill is always one of the real treats of the week here. Once again, Palmer delivered a gem.
At 83 years old, Palmer is still as sharp as a tack, whether it's talking about whether or not he thinks Tiger Woods, who has won here seven times, will break Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 career major championships, or sharing his opinion on anchoring and bifurcation.
Palmer also talked about Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and a number of other topics. Here is a closer look at what he had to say:
On whether he tried to talk McIlroy into playing here this year:
"I was kind of kidding when somebody said is he playing? And I said, well, if he doesn't, I'm going to break his arm. But it was meant in jest, and it was strictly a passing remark. Frankly, I thought he was going to play, and I was as surprised as a lot of people when he decided he was not going to play. I've had conversations, brief conversations with him some time ago, not recently, about his playing.
On how much of himself he sees in Bubba Watson:
"What I've seen of him is he's long, and a lot of the time it doesn't have a zip code on it. It looks like he's enjoying himself, and I think that's ‑‑ if there is something similar, that may be it. Someone said something about the shot that he hit at 10 that afforded him the opportunity to win the Masters. That's one of the things that I did a little bit from here to there. A lot of people didn't know who I was, because they never saw me. I was in the trees."
On the TOUR's opposition to the proposed ban on anchored putting; the idea of two sets of rules:
"One, I don't think that golf has a place for two sets of rules. I think one of the reasons that the game has progressed in the way that it has over the years is the fact that the amateurs and the pros all play the same game and they play under the same set of rules. I feel like that is very, very important. It may be the key to the future success of the game of golf, just the fact that there will be one set of rules and we'll all play by them.
"Now the long putter, I've objected to that from the beginning. I only think that we don't need a long putter. That's not part of the game of golf. To attach it to your body in any way is taking a little bit away from the game."
On whether he thinks Woods will still break Nicklaus' record of 18 career majors:
"I think right now looking at him and watching him play, he looks probably as strong and as good from a golf perspective as I've ever seen him. I think his swing and his posture and his attitude is far better than it's been in some time, and it takes me back to when I first played with him at Augusta when he was a rookie. I give him a chance. I suppose that every year it's a little more fleeting, however, and he'll have to really work hard to keep himself up and keep his mental attitude if he's going to do it."
On the loudest cheer he's ever heard on a golf course:
"Well, geez. It was probably on 16th hole at Augusta when Jimmy Demaret and I forgot who the other announcer was, was in back of the 16th green and they were talking about the shot that I had. This is '62, and Demaret was saying he's got an ‑‑ I could hear it -- he said, 'He's got an impossible shot here, and to get it up‑and‑down will be a small miracle.' I'm listening to him saying all of this and then I chipped it in, and that was a loud cheer."
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Arnold Palmer is a legendary World Golf Hall of Famer and one of the most beloved athletes of all time, but there's more to his career than his on-course success.
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
Marshall Faulk: Hall-of-Fame running back and golfer, at least in the newest rendition of EA Sports’ Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Golf, due out this March.
The highlight for Faulk wasn’t just being in the game, however, which he is for a second year in a row as one of the “celebrity” figures users can play with. As part of the promotion for this latest version, Faulk got to film a couple of “webisodes” with Arnold Palmer at Bay Hill late last year.
“For me, an avid golfer, there’s no better highlight than having Arnold Palmer watch me swing the club,” Faulk said.
Their interaction went beyond that with Faulk humorously chasing Palmer and Palmer telling him to “keep trying” and that he’ll “get there one day.” When they weren't filming, the two talked mostly golf and what the game used to be like during Palmer's prime, Faulk said.
The tag line for the campaign is “Take Down Legends.”
Usually it was Faulk who was the one getting chased – he spent 12 seasons in the NFL and is one of only three players to have amassed 12,000 yards rushing and 6,000 yards receiving in his career.
When it came to golf, however, Faulk struggled.
“I went to a charity tournament and couldn’t play,” Faulk said of his introduction to golf. “Every sport I played I was the best at, but not with this.”
Faulk, who lives in San Diego, eventually whittled his handicap to low single digits, however, and has played with or spent time with several PGA TOUR players, including Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, John Daly, Ian Poulter and Rickie Fowler.
As for the video game, Faulk says he’s “pretty good.” You can see for yourself on March 26, when Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 hits the shelves.
Here’s a look at the front and back of the Congressional Medal of Honor Arnold Palmer received on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
Here is PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem’s statement on Arnold Palmer receiving the Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday:
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Golf legend Arnold Palmer is receiving the Congressional Gold Medal today in Washington, D.C., at a special ceremony in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building at 11 a.m.
John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, will welcome the gathering and join Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and Senators Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid in the presentation of the medal to Palmer. Jack Nicklaus and country music singer Vince Gill, along with two Republican and two Democratic members of the Senate and House, also will take part in the ceremony.
The Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom – which Palmer received in 2004 – are the highest civilian awards in the United States. The Congressional Gold Medal dates back to the American Revolution. Each medal is created by the U.S. Mint individually to honor the individual and achievements for which the medal is awarded.
Sponsorship by two-thirds of the membership of the Senate and House is required before the bill goes to committee. The Gold Medal legislation for the Palmer medal was enacted and signed by President Barack Obama in 2009 as Public Law 111-65 in recognition of Palmer’s service to the nation in promoting excellence and good sportsmanship in golf.
After Wednesday’s one-hour presentation, the PGA TOUR will host a luncheon for Palmer at the nearby Cannon House Office Building.
Check back later today on PGATOUR.COM for more coverage.
Eighty-three years ago Monday, Arnold Daniel Palmer was born in Latrobe, Pa.
He learned golf from his father, Milford, who was the head pro and greenskeeper at Latrobe Country Club, and went on to a Hall of Fame career that spanned 95 wins as a professional (62 of them on the PGA TOUR), including 10 major championships.
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