Tiger Woods 99 PGA Tour Golf PSX video |ENG

Tiger Woods 99 PGA Tour Golf (also known as just Tiger Woods 99) is a sports video game developed by Adrenalin Entertainment and published by EA Sports for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation in 1998.


Development

In mid-1997 EA Sports signed an exclusive deal with Tiger Woods, to use his name and likeness on their line of golf games. First in series was Tiger Woods 99 Golf.
EA Sports reportedly paid approximately $10 million (equivalent to $16 million in 2018) for the rights, which spanned several years and multiple gaming platforms.

Woods is one of the best-known and most accomplished athletes of all time.
As a child, he won three straight US Amateur titles.
As a professional at age 21, he was the youngest Masters champion ever, winning by the largest margin in tournament history.

Easter egg

The first 100,000 pressings of Tiger Woods 99 for the PlayStation contained an Easter egg. If the disc is loaded into a computer, directories for files of the game would appear along with a QuickTime file titled ZZDUMMY.DAT. When played, it is a VHS recording of Jesus vs. Santa by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, commonly recognized as a precursor to South Park. The episode was apparently sneaked onto the disc by an employee at Electronic Arts, and according to the metadata it was converted four days before being added to the disc. EA recalled these copies of the game a few months after it was released, calling the episode “objectionable to consumers”, and subsequent versions did not contain the file.

Reception

Next Generation reviewed the PC version of the game, rating it three stars out of five, and stated that “it’s a sharp golf game, compatible with last June’s PGA Tour Pro software updates and course disks.”
The PC version received “favorable” reviews, while the PlayStation version received “average” reviews according to video game review aggregator GameRankings.

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