Tiger Woods PGA Tour is an interactive DVD game for one to four players.
This game comes in a tin box with rounded corners measuring 26.5 cm x 18cm x 5.5 cm. Inside the box are two DVDs, one for the St Andrews course and one for the TPC Sawgrass course, each in a windowed paper envelope together with a large foldout map showing one course on each side.
The game starts when the DVD is loaded and the game cycles through the licenses, title screen, welcome guide before arriving at the main menu. By default it plays 'How to play the game' instructions but these can be skipped, the main piece of information is that the game is played with just the direction arrows and the ENTER key.
Playing the game starts with the player selection screen where there are four players to choose from Tiger Woods, Colin Montgomery, Jim Furyk and John Daly - helpfully they are all wearing different coloured shirts. Each human player takes turns selecting an on-screen golfer and then choosing between the Amateur/Pro game, so it is possible for player one to use Colin Montgomery on the Pro difficulty setting while player two uses Tiger Woods on the Amateur setting. Naturally both players play the same course but on the Pro setting the wind direction and club selection have more of an impact.
Playing the game is quite straightforward. There is a fly-by of each hole together with a brief summary following this the golfer takes their place at the tee. Taking a shot is a three step process;
Step 1: Club selection. In the lower right of the screen are three clubs to choose from, the player uses the right /left direction keys to cycle between them and the ENTER button to select
Step 2: Direction. In front of the player there is a semi-circle of eleven direction markers with the central marker highlighted. In the upper left is an arrow showing the direction and strength of the wind, the player uses the left/right arrow keys on their remote to make an appropriate adjustment to the direction of the shot and ENTER to select it
Step 3: Taking the shot. Once the first two steps have been completed the view shifts to show the golfer side-on and a circular power meter with a rising power bar appears in the upper right. The player uses the ENTER button on the remote to stop the power bar at an appropriate point depending on the distance to the pin.
The same process is repeated for all shots apart from putting on the green when there is no choice of club because the putter is the only choice. The game keeps score throughout the match and it has a faux TV commentary.