Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 to Ship Aug. 15

Aspyr Media on Thursday announced that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 has reached gold master status and will ship Monday, Aug. 15. The Electronic Arts golf game was developed for the Mac by the publisheris internal Aspyr Studios team. This latest version of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour game lets players create their own golfer, tweaking every aspect of his appearance with the Game Face feature, and then send him on the amateur or professional circuit.

The game also offers more PGA Tour players than the last edition, with opportunities to play against not only Tiger himself but also Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan and other legends. Players can also take on those golfersi personas and steps into their shoes for 18 holes.

The new Tiger Proofing course modification feature lets players change every aspect of a courseis dynamics, from lengthening the tees to tightening or widening the fairways to even deciding how often the greens are maintained. Eventually players can assemble their own Dream 18 course, which will draw professional golfers to play on it if it proves to be well-made. The game comes with eight new courses, including two fantasy courses set in Japan and Australia.

Pricing is US$39.99. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3.8, a G4 or G5 1.2GHz processor (G5 iMac or Power Mac G5 recommended), 256MB RAM (512MB recommended), 2.5GB free hard drive space, 32MB video RAM (64MB recommended) and a DVD drive. Players can take on live opponents on a LAN or over the Internet via the Mac-only online service GameRanger. Internet play requires a broadband connection.

Pull out your driver and play as Tiger