June 17, 2009 – EA SPORTS invites you to take on Tiger Woods and the rest of the leaderboard for the 2009 U.S. Open at Bethpage Black as they grind it out to see who takes home the second major title of the year! Thanks to the new relationship with the United States Golf Association, during the week of the U.S. Open (June 18-21) golf fans can jump online and participate in the inaugural Upper Deck Challenge, featuring the 2009 U.S. Open, via the EA SPORTS Live Tournaments mode. So fire up your Xbox 360 or PLAYSTATION 3 console and tee it up to experience the all-new EA SPORTS Live Tournaments mode, which has been an overwhelming hit with longtime fans and newcomers to the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR franchise alike. You may just take home some authentic Tiger Woods memorabilia in the process.
The Upper Deck Challenge featuring the 2009 U.S. Open will include two levels to choose from - Amateur and Tour Pro, so there's something for everyone! The Amateur division is for less experienced players who are looking to get a feel for the U.S. Open and the famous Bethpage Black course. For those looking for a real test of major-like conditions, they can select the Tour Pro division where you can win authentic Tiger Woods memorabilia provided by Upper Deck Authenticated. Visit www.UpperDeckStore.com for a full assortment of authentic Tiger Woods autographed memorabilia.
But if you want to compete with the real-world pro golfers, select Play the Pros mode and see if you can win bragging rights for beating Tiger's score.
The all-new EA SPORTS Live Tournaments allows players to tee it up in daily and weekly tournaments. It also includes an innovative mode called Play the Pros where you can play alongside actually PGA TOUR pro scores during real-world pro tournaments.
EA SPORTS Live Tournaments has been applauded by not only media but also consumers. Here are what fans are saying about EA SPORTS Live Tournaments.
- "I LOVE IT! Just finished rd 1. Shot +2 I really say I could 'Feel the Drama' I also had my PDA on pga.com at the same time and the updates were simultaneous! Lots 'O Fun!"
- "The LIVE tourneys are basically the best part of the game in my opinion. It is almost like having an online career mode."
- "I have been playing golf games for many years but over the last few years it's been strictly offline play. This year's version has me hooked with Tour Mode daily's and I'm looking forward to the Play The Pros as well. You have rejuvinated my interest in competition for Tiger Woods console golf games online and for that, I thank you."
The Upper Deck Challenge featuring the 2009 U.S. Open will be playable on Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and Wii versions of the game. Moreover, if you are looking to heighten the U.S. Open experience, don't forget to check out the U.S. Open-themed GamerNet challenges.
Developed in Orlando, Fla., by EA Tiburon, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 shipped on June 8 and is available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PLAYSTATION 3, PSP (PlayStation®Portable) and Wii.