Release Date: August 21, 2020
Cover Athlete: Justin Thomas
If you know me, you know I don't have too many downfalls. In fact, I've been told my negative qualities are actually positive. Let's see here, I'll list them for you: I work too hard, I care too much.
I really don't like talking about myself so I'd rather not continue to go on and on and on listing all my desirable traits.
Anyways, one of my more limited abilities is in the video game department. My skills are quite lacking when it comes to handling the "sticks". But can you blame me? I bought an XBOX when I was younger, only to have it taken away the minute my friends said goodbye and walked out the door from having plans. That's right. My dad hid my console from me about 345 days a year so I never got too much into gaming, or for that matter, got any good at it.
That was until I was introduced to the Tiger Woods and Rory Mcllroy golf games.
I found my calling with those. Being a run of the mill golfer in real life, I felt like I was on top of the world when I shot a 42-under during a round of golf and basically a -110 for any tournament I participated in. For the people reading this who have never played the game, you'll never understand the rush back-to-back-to-back eagles does for a person's confidence. Even if it is only a virtual reality.
But that's what we love about the games, right? That's why Madden, and NBA 2K, and NHL, and FIFA give us the option to play on "beginner." It couldn't be further from how the game of football, basketball, hockey, soccer, or in this case golf is played, but it's friggin electric walking up to the 18th green with a 35-shot lead, listening to the roar of the crowd, knowing that I can literally putt my way back to the tee-box, then back to the green, and still win handily.
The first time I ever played this game was sophomore year of college I was visiting a friend at another school and we played this game until maybe 5 in the morning? He was Dustin Johnson, who I might add is a G.D. cheat code I might add with his ability to drive the ball 420 yards each hole... and I was my favorite golfer Jordan Spieth (second favorite behind Tiger obviously).
You might be wondering why I love Spieth so much when he's performed so poorly in recent years, but when I first started truly falling in love with the game of golf, Spieth was electric. Plus I'd like to believe we have a similar style of play: Grip it and rip it all over the course with the driver and then try and play catch up with our irons.
Either way, I'm frickin ecstatic for this game to come out just to create my own golfer and break every PGA record ever.
If you're not excited about this, you better get there.
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