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The Masters POSTED BY EA SPORTS ON Apr 11, 2013

Four Icons Tee It Up at the Masters

The 2013 Masters is officially underway, and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 has assembled a dream foursome to commemorate the occasion. Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer have combined for a 14 Green Jackets, but what if they took the course together?

With three wins to kick off his 2013 PGA TOUR season, Tiger Woods enters the Masters as the odds-on favorite to win a fifth Green Jacket. Among his many rivals this week at Augusta is 23-year-old Rory McIlroy, who is looking to win a second consecutive major after his dominant eight-stroke victory at the 2012 PGA Championship.

On the other side of the foursome are two of the game's greatest ambassadors: Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. Nicklaus' six Masters titles are considered one of golf's greatest achievements, and his 1986 victory is among the tournament's most memorable moments. Palmer's four titles came, oddly enough, in even-numbered years ('58, '60, '62, '64).

Check out the exclusive screenshots of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 below, where we ring in the start of this year's Masters!

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Rory on the tee at the first hole, known as "Tea Olive."

Tiger on the first fairway. The first hole at Augusta has been lengthened twice in the last 10 years, making for a difficult start to the round.

Both of Rory's major championships have come in impressive fashion: a pair of eight-stroke wins.

When Tiger's putts are falling, he's not only a threat to the field but the record books as well.

Arnie on the tee. He (alongside Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player) kicked off the tournament as Ceremonial Starters.

Arnie on 11, the start of Amen Corner. If you want to win a Green Jacket, you must survive three of golf's most famous holes.

Jack on the 12th tee. Is there a more picturesque par three in golf?

Jack putts in front of the famous Hogan Bridge. The question remains: Can Tiger catch Nicklaus' 18 majors?

We hope these screenshots (and our Masters Par 3 Contest blog) got you pumped for the weekend ahead at Augusta National. Ready to tee it up yourself? Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 is NOW AVAILABLE on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Fans can also join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook.

Enjoy The Masters!