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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007: Launch event a success

Feature by Jack Foley

HE MAY not have been able to conquer the Europeans at this year’s Ryder Cup but Tiger Woods was in London on Monday (September 25) to help fans celebrate the launch of EA Sports’ Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 07.

The world’s No.1 golfer made an incredibly rare public appearance and took on well-known personalities, competition winners and one lucky member of the public in a test of both video game and golf skills in London’s Leicester Square.

EA SPORTS gave exclusive coverage of the event to Channel 4’s T4 to create the ultimate virtual and real-life golf challenge.

Three par-3 holes from famous courses around the world were re-created and players got to test their skills by teeing off on Tiger Woods PGA 07 before placing their ball on the green and putting against the world’s number one golfer.

Personalities including Vernon Kay, Ian Wright and Jodie Kidd also attended.

For game enthusiasts, there were also game pods and skill zone challenges and one lucky spectator won the chance to join the other prize winners to meet and play against Tiger.

About the game

Earn respect and climb the ranks with Team Play in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 07.

The top-selling golf video game franchise is packed with new content, including 21 new courses and 50 golfers.

In all-new Team Tour mode, assemble a team, improve team status, establish rivalries, and compete for the coveted EATM Cup as you chase down Tiger Woods and company.

Key features of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 include:

• All-New Team Tour Mode – Team Tiger is on the prowl and it’s up to you to take it down. After crafting your skills, assembling your team, and challenging the top squads in a variety of game modes, set your sights on a showdown against Tiger Woods and his team of championship golfers.

• The Most PGA TOUR® Players – Featuring 21 of the world’s top players, including Tiger Woods, Ian Poulter, John Daly, Vijay Singh and Annika Sorenstam, the most decorated golfer on the LPGA TOUR®.

• 21 Championship and Fantasy Courses – New PGA TOUR licensed courses include The Four Seasons Resort Aviara, The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, Riviera Country Club, The National and The K Club, home of The Ryder Cup 2006.

• Game Face Facelift – The innovative character creation tool is revamped with deeper modifications, more apparel, equipment licenses, and specialty items.

• Become the World’s Best: On the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system or Xbox Live®, challenge up to three players in online* tournaments complete with full stat tracking, league leaders, and more.

• All-New ESPN Integration – Get the latest sports updates and breaking news from the always-on ESPN ticker, ESPN Radio updates, and ESPNEWS.

• Refined Swing Types – The dual analog swing system has been refined to make the quest for the perfect shot just a little tougher. Choose from an alternate swing style featuring the Shape Stick, or the Standard style, which allows you to swing and putt with the left analog stick.

• Golf’s Best Commentators – The announcing dream team of David Feherty and Gary McCord provide commentary and irreverent observations during every round.

• More Mini-Game Challenges – Work on your game or take on a friend with Elimination Mode, Battle Golf, One-Ball, and more.