Play the “Old School Augusta National”
by Jeff Skinner
Every time there is a discussion about today’s titanium, graphite, hot ball infused crop of professionals versus the “old school” golfers I usually end up ranting. My rant usually ends with arguing that Augusta National should have another tournament with Augusta set up the way it was in before it was Tiger-proofed. Let today’s players hike those hills with steel shafts, persimmon heads and a ball that travels fifty yards less and see what happens.
Now, my dream is realized, well almost. EA Sports has added a classic Augusta National to its new Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2014 video game. From the press release:“For the first time ever, users will experience Augusta National Golf Club as it was when the course played host to the very first Masters Tournament – what was known in 1934 as the Inaugural Augusta National Invitation Tournament”
That’s music to my ears and maybe I could get my son to fire that up and show a gaming challenged hacker what the “Old Augusta” looked like. From this video teaser it looks pretty amazing.