The Tiger Legacy Challenge mode is one of the new features included in the latest instalment of the Tiger Woods
. Players will be able to relive Tiger's most memorable career accomplishments as the franchise's namesake grows from child prodigy into a renowned golfing legend. Completing each era will unlock bonus in-game content. These are the eras which players will find themselves re-enacting:
Toddler Years - The first era includes events from Tiger’s childhood in the late 70’s, which introduces players to the new swing mechanics found in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13. During these events, you will play as Tiger between the ages of 2-6.
Early Years – This era takes place between 1983 and 1986 between the ages of 7-10. You'll participate in some of Tiger's first golf tournaments including the Junior World Championship.
Junior Years – Takes place between 1988 and 1991 at the ages of 12-15 and showcases Tiger winning each age group of the Junior World Golf Championships. These events incorporate various audio distractions while playing, which Tiger’s father used in real life to help him train and hone his skills.
Amateur Years – This era focuses on Tiger at the ages of 18-20 and includes accomplishments during his Amateur golf career such as the U.S. Amateur Championships, his first trip to the Masters Tournament, and College Invitational.
Rookie Years – Between the ages 21 and 22,this era encompasses Tiger’s first two years on the PGA TOUR, as well as his first major win at the Masters, his first President’s Cup, signing with EA SPORTS, and hitting a hole in one at TPC Scottsdale on the famous hole 16.
Tiger Slam – Arguably one of Tiger’s most memorable accomplishments to date, this era focuses on his career between 2000 and 2001 at the ages of 24 and 25, when he won four majors in a row. It also includes a challenge to match Tiger’s snaking putt at the 2001 Players Championship on the 17th island green at TPC Sawgrass.
Pro Years – The Professional Years include accomplishments between 2002 and 2008 such as various major wins, famous shots (2005 chip-in at Masters), and winning the FedEx Cup.
Present Day – This era includes current events such as the 2010 Ryder Cup, 2011 Presidents Cup, and the beginning of fictional events that lead up to the ultimate goal of winning 19 majors.
Future – This section includes major events that are in the future such as the 2014 U.S. Open at Valhalla and the 2015 British Open at St. Andrews.
Record Books – The last era will end with Tiger chasing his 19th major on his way to breaking Jack Nicklaus’ record.
For a quick peak at the mode in action, have a look at this preview trailer:
Tiger Woods visited EA's Tiburon studio in Orlando to give an interview about his legacy. The interview is in four parts, but at the time of writing only the first two have been released. We'll bring you the other two parts when they arrive.
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13
is due to be released on March 27th in North America and March 30th in Europe. Check out the pre-order bonuses here