Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14: The Masters Historic Edition to Feature Augusta National`s Original 1934 Layout

Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:00am EST

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Five Additional Courses Available in The Masters Historic Edition
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: EA) announced today that fans will be able to
step back in time with Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14: The Masters Historic Edition.
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. 

The development of this exclusive feature was researched with meticulous detail
in an effort to re-create the original 1931 design of world-renowned golf course
architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie and legendary golfer Bobby Jones. 

"From the very beginning, our relationship with the Masters Tournament has been
built around our ability to bring a unique and authentic experience to a new and
younger demographic of potential golfers," Mike Taramykin, Vice President of
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR said. "From unprecedented access to the Augusta National
archives, to in-depth discussions with golf historians - and even our own
internal research into the sport in the 1930s - The Masters Historic Edition is
the next step in bringing gamers an exciting and distinctive glimpse into the
game of golf." 

Game play will place players in a 1934 environment, which takes into account
everything from the clothing to the equipment. On the golf course, users will
discover a new way to enjoy the timeless layout, and as it would have played
when the first Tournament field competed in the Club`s inaugural invitational.
This includes everything from the golf course`s nines being reversed to its
original green contours and speeds. 

In addition to this unique feature, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14: The Masters
Historic Edition will also include:

* A complete copy of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14
* A walk through of the original 1934 layout of Augusta National 
* The present-day Augusta National Golf Club course 
* Augusta National`s world-class Tournament Practice Facility 
* Augusta National`s Par 3 course 
* Green Jacket ceremony 
* Augusta, the Song, as heard during the Masters Tournament television

In total, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14: The Masters Historic Edition will include all
20 courses available in the standard edition and the four additional
championship courses: Royal County Down, Royal Melbourne, Sheshan and TPC Blue
Monster at Doral. 

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 is developed in Orlando, Fla., by EA Tiburon and will
retail for $59.99 and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14: The Masters Historic Edition will
be available for $69.99 on the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system and
PlayStation3 computer entertainment system. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 and Tiger
Woods PGA TOUR 14: The Masters Historic Edition will be participating in the EA
SPORTS Season Ticket program. Season Ticket subscribers will be provided full
digital access to Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14: The
Masters Historic Edition three days before retail launch. 

To see additional information regarding Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 and Tiger Woods
PGA TOUR 14: The Masters Historic Edition please visit www.easports.com/golf.
For in-gameassets, go to www.info.ea.com. 

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with
top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan
programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected
experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports
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About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for
Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and
social networks. EA has more than 250 million registered players and operates in
75 countries. 

In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in
Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically
acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims, Madden NFL, FIFA
Soccer, Need for Speed, Battlefield and Mass Effect. More information about EA
is available at http://info.ea.com. 

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Inc. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd.
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license by Electronic Arts Inc. John Madden, NFL, FIFA, NBA, NCAA, Tiger Woods
and PGA TOUR are the property of their respective owners and used with
permission. Xbox 360 is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies.
"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 

About the PGA TOUR

The PGA TOUR is the world`s premier membership organization for touring
professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA TOUR,
Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR Canada. 

The PGA TOUR`s mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial
value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back, generate
significant charitable and economic impact in communities in which it plays, and
provide financial opportunities for TOUR players. 

Including the U.S., PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to approximately 944
million households in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually
all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize
charitable giving. In 2011, tournaments on the three Tours generated more than
$121 million for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR`s all-time
total of charitable contributions to more than $1.7 billion. 

The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the
organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

Electronic Arts Inc.
Katherine Coulthart, 407-386-4812
Communications Manager
Michael Yaeger, 407-386-4094
Communication Director

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