By Danny Gallagher, MacworldMAR 29, 2011 6:30 am PDT
As comedian George Carlin once said, “Golf is a game that might possibly be fun, if it could be played alone.” Now thanks to EA Sports, you can compete against the PGA’s biggest pros without leaving the comfort of your own home.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 marks the first version of the long-running golf game that’s available for iOS, with versions
for the iPad and
the iPhone and iPod touch.
The game not only lets you play as the great ones, but also lets you create your own golfer from the spiked shoes up and then tee off against some of the strongest pros this side of the fairway, including Camilo Villegas, Jim Furyk, and Paula Creamer.
Virtual golfers can also challenge their friends over a Bluetooth or local Wi-Fi connection, and even compete in a “Closest to the Pin” Facebook competition that pits players against the world on a new par-3 course twice a week.
The title also includes four new game modes and the Tiger Challenge, which includes over 20 mini-games that will challenge your virtual putting, driving, and chipping skills. Each will help you earn money to join PGA tour events or upgrade your custom golfer.
The course lineup includes the traditional favorites such as TPC Sawgrass and Greenbriar’s famous Old White Course and fantasy favorites including the all new infamous-sounding Predator course.
The full version for the iPad requires iOS 3.2 or later and costs $10; the iPhone and iPod version costs $7 and requires iOS 3.0 or later. EA has also released
a free version that includes three holes from the TPC Sawgrass course.