Video game taking players to Augusta National - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Video game taking players to Augusta National

AUGUSTA, GA (WIS) - Have you ever dreamed of playing golf at Augusta National? For the first time ever, a video game is making that possible.

Augusta National is the jewel of all golf courses in the country. Only a very select group of people will ever get to walk the greens.

But Tiger Woods 2012 is the first video game ever to include Augusta National. You can actually play The Masters. It has golf fans down right giddy.

If you are wondering why it took until 2011 to get Augusta to a video game, the answer is simple. The folks are very secretive about the golf course.

Professional golfer Patrick Jacobson would know. He's one of the brains behind golden tee. It's the number one coin operated game of all time. "It was my little guy who was the little guy on there," said Jacobson.

But the little guy never played Augusta. Golden tee didn't have the rights to use the course.

Now, the secrets are out. You may never get a chance to smell the azaleas yourself, but you can pretend.

Copyright 2011 WIS. All rights reserved.

  • SportsSPORTSMore>>

  • Ryan Coogler to produce LeBron James' 'Space Jam 2'

    Ryan Coogler to produce LeBron James' 'Space Jam 2'

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-09-19 20:38:57 GMT
    Thursday, September 20 2018 9:59 AM EDT2018-09-20 13:59:22 GMT
    (AP Photo). This combination photo shows Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix on March 13, 2018, left, and filmmaker Ryan Coogler at the world premiere of "A Wrinkle in Time" in Los ...(AP Photo). This combination photo shows Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix on March 13, 2018, left, and filmmaker Ryan Coogler at the world premiere of "A Wrinkle in Time" in Los ...
    'Black Panther' director Ryan Coogler is joining LeBron James and the 'Space Jam 2' team.More >>
    'Black Panther' director Ryan Coogler is joining LeBron James and the 'Space Jam 2' team.More >>
  • Tigers face ‘third flavor’ of option offense in Ga. Tech in ACC opener

    Tigers face ‘third flavor’ of option offense in Ga. Tech in ACC opener

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-09-18 23:31:04 GMT
    Clemson's Dexter Lawrence brings down Georgia Southern quarterback Shai Werts during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 38-7. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)Clemson's Dexter Lawrence brings down Georgia Southern quarterback Shai Werts during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 38-7. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
    Clemson's Dexter Lawrence brings down Georgia Southern quarterback Shai Werts during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 38-7. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)Clemson's Dexter Lawrence brings down Georgia Southern quarterback Shai Werts during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 38-7. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

    The Tigers, fresh off their 38-7 win over Georgia Southern will now hit the road to face Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Saturday. 

    More >>

    The Tigers, fresh off their 38-7 win over Georgia Southern will now hit the road to face Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Saturday. 

    More >>
  • Bills safety Vontae Davis quits, retires at halftime of game against Chargers

    Bills safety Vontae Davis quits, retires at halftime of game against Chargers

    Sunday, September 16 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-09-17 03:12:54 GMT

    Calling Davis’ retirement unusual may be an understatement, but it’s a much kinder term than his teammate Lorenzo Alexander used.

    More >>

    Calling Davis’ retirement unusual may be an understatement, but it’s a much kinder term than his teammate Lorenzo Alexander used.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly