Cold weather got you down? Can’t wait to get the sticks out? EA has announced the release of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online, giving the golfer on the go with the most accessible, authentic and feature-rich golf video game experience available through a web browser. The game, developed by EA Tiburon, features 3D graphics and requires no game installation, no disc, and no additional peripherals. Free to play is available for certain courses. If your a huge golfer however, and you want to experience everything that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online has to offer, a membership is available for $6.99 monthly or $49.99 for a year. The full membership gives players unlimited access to all courses available.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online will also feature an points based transaction system for the Free to play, which gives players the ability to purchase packages that allows them to buy rounds of golf and Pro Shop items. Players who purchase a membership have unlimited rounds and are given a points package for Pro Shop Items.

“Consumers have an increasing appetite for authentic gaming experiences online and EA SPORTS is driving innovation and growth in the online gaming category, from consoles to mobile devices and the web,” said EA SPORTS President Peter Moore. “The launch of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online signals a shift in the traditional distribution model and will change the way that people will be able to access and enjoy their favorite video games for years to come.”

Here is a list of features available today:

Pro Shop – Players have access to a robust Pro Shop allowing them to customize their golfer’s apparel, gear and clubs. Items in the Pro Shop will positively affect the players’ in-game experience, allowing them to earn more dollars and experience with certain items and improve their performance with better clubs. Pro Shop items can be purchased with in-game currency earned through regular on course play or with points purchased using real-world money.
Group Tournaments – Group tournaments will help players connect with golf buddies across the globe, as players will be able to challenge their friends in customized, private Group Tournaments. These tournaments are customizable allowing group leaders to set personalized criteria for their tournaments such as selecting the course and playing conditions.
Friend to Friend Messaging – Leveraging the growing social aspect of golf, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online allows players to connect with and message friends in the world’s fastest-growing online golf community.
World Championship Courses –At launch, two new courses will be released for Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online – Harbour Town Golf Links and Oakmont CC. Upon launch, the game will feature an initial roster of ten world-class golf courses including Torrey Pines GC, Pebble Beach Golf Links, TPC Sawgrass, Sheshan Golf & CC, St Andrews (Old Course), Wolf Creek GC, Wentworth (West Course), Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Oakmont CC and Harbour Town Golf Links. New courses will continue to be released in the future.

Just in time for the Masters, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR ONLINE is ready to give golfers a little relief from Old Man Winter. Check it out today at http://tigerwoodsonline.ea.com/ .