You kids and your video games…
I’ll probably never understand the obsession with those cockamamie contraptions, but I thought I’d give all you GolfEtailers a heads up on the new “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10.” Mrs. Spooner and I just bought it for our son for his 30th birthday (I don’t think that boy will ever grow up!) and before we could slip out the door to hit the real-life links, he roped me into a couple of rounds. I may not be well-versed in the world of Wii sports – whoever came up with that name needs a stern talking to, by the way – but this old man’s still got a little power in his swing – digital or not. That’s right – I showed my boy who’s still the boss; he’s not too old learn a lesson or two!
Anyway, the reviews are in on “Tiger 10.” Here’s what unbiased folks are sayin’:
“‘Tiger 10′ is the definitive golf game, but it is by no means a revolution.” -Matt Casamassina, IGN.com
“Digital duffers, you’re in for some nice upgrades: real-time weather conditions, a fancy precision putter, and tournament modes that let you battle other gamers or try to best the pros in live competitions. So even if you didn’t make the cut for the real U.S. Open, you can still tee off against Tiger Woods. Best of luck with that.” -Entertainment Weekly
“You wanna go? I’ll put a pixelated hurtin’ on you that’ll make you run home to momma. Rain or shine.” -Brassie Spooner, GolfEtail.com
Apparently – and my son made me write this down – “Tiger 10″ is available on PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii and XBox 360. All those numbers and letters … It’s like an algebra equation.
Ironic. Because if my boy was half as good at math as he is swinging an imaginary golf club in front of the TV… well, he probably wouldn’t be living above our garage.