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By Conor Nagle under Tiger Woods

Here’s the official teaser trailer for the “Legacy Challenge”, a feature included in the latest addition to the Tiger Woods PGA Tour game franchise. It allows you, the humble nerd, to assume control of an infant Tiger and guide him to the major successes of his amateur career.

There. And I made none of the obvious jokes.

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This is actually a pretty cool contest promotion by EA Sports, which is letting fans vote for which player will join Tiger on the cover of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13. It’s a match play bracket contest — one for North America and another for Europe…wait, what about Asia?? — that is administered through Facebook, so if for some reason you’re not a user (and I have a few friends who aren’t — c’mon, even my mom joined like two years ago), then you’re out of luck. Go HERE to vote.

Here’s the deal:

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Who said Tiger Woods couldn’t laugh at himself? He can! On Wednesday evening Tiger went on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” his first appearance on a late night comedy program since 2009, to promote his upcoming EA Sports game. I didn’t watch the full interview, but I caught Jimmy’s tweet with a link to the sneak peek. Asked what he’d been up to, Tiger, smiling, said, “Nothing…playing bad golf.” Then, Jimmy goes on for a while in a long, pseudo-awkward spiel, expressing his gratitude for Tiger allowing the rest of the world to poke fun at his pain. All the while, Tiger is still laughing! — good for him. He should have done this, say, 15 months ago, but minor details.

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Shot of Amen Corner from Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12

By now, you’ve likely heard the intriguing yet surprising news: The Masters is opening Augusta National to the gaming public. That’s right. If you have a compatible device (Wii, PlayStation, X-Box etc.), then you can step on those hallowed grounds to play a round. Perhaps the more significant question behind the news is the reason — The powers-that-be have embargoed access to Augusta for so long (media restrictions, long waiting lists even for a ticket, no women members yet, etc.). Why now? Club chairman Billy Payne wants to attract a younger crowd to golf, according to the AP.

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