25 Mar '11, 9pm

It is Rocket Science: The makers of EA Sports' new video game spared no detail in creating a replica of Augusta

ORLANDO, Fla. – In 1986 we saw the eagle-birdie-birdie run that began on Augusta National’s 15th hole, but not the birdie at the second or the first of three consecutive birdies at the ninth that started Jack Nicklaus’ historic run at Greg Norman and immortality. In fact, it would be another 16 years after the Golden Bear’s golden Masters moment before any fan not lucky enough to score a ticket would get a good look at the storied club’s front nine, the “Area 51” of major championship golf for decades. This was an inescapable thought as a small army of EA Sports technicians and programmers – gaming rocket scientist, really – explained the painstaking detail that went into integrating Augusta National’s subtle humps and bumps into “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters,” the newest member of the franchise which launches on March 29 (photo gallery ). “Around the greens we sca...

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