EA's PGA Tour Game Doesn't Have The Masters, But The Golf Club (Kinda) Does
One dedicated gamer faithfully recreates Augusta National in The Golf Club; see a video and some images here.
The Masters, one of the most high-profile events in all of golf, will not appear in this year's Rory McIlroy PGA Tour. That was tough news to hear for fans of the sport who wanted to virtually walk the hallowed grounds of Augusta National and compete for a Green Jacket.
But golf video game fans can enjoy a Masters-style experience through The Golf Club, an unlicensed golf game developed by HB Studios.
Polygon has the story.
Using the game's course creator tool, dedicated gamer Craig LeVasseur created his own version of Augusta National, calling it "Magnolia National." The course, available for all to play for free, is a pretty faithful recreation of Augusta National.
While there's no Jim Nantz on the call or the iconic Masters theme music, Magnolia National does feature Augusta's famous holes and surroundings, including Amen Corner. Check out the video above and some images in the gallery below for a closer look.
And if you're an Xbox fan on the fence about picking up The Golf Club, the game is now available for just $11.55 through the Xbox Spring Sale, but that deal ends tomorrow, so you'll need to act quickly.
The real world Masters tournament began on Thursday and the championship round is tomorrow, April 12.
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