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Country Club online features being expanded in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 developer EA Tiburon is building out the game's online feature set, expanding the Country Club feature to allow for and incentivize more people playing together, the studio announced today.

Tiburon introduced Country Clubs in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 as a clan-like setup that allowed people to join up in groups and play together in tournaments. Country Club membership provided players with multipliers that increased the rate at which they earned coins, the in-game currency with which free rounds on downloadable courses could be purchased.

The studio has increased the coin payout from the Country Club loyalty bonus, which rewards players for logging into the game for more than five straight days. And PGA Tour 14 will keep you updated on your Country Club's progress by providing live statistics during rounds — information like the Club's ranking against other Clubs and how you're doing versus your fellow Club members.

Tournaments between Clubs now offer leaderboards that measure the Clubs against each other, and even outside of the Club interface, members will be able chat with each other. And once you get into a tournament, you'll see as many as 24 ball trails in the air as everyone competes simultaneously. If you're not playing, a new spectator mode allows you to follow the action from multiple camera angles.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 launches March 26 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Read our previews of its revamped presentation and new Legends of the Majors mode, then check out screenshots of the improved Country Club features and new courses — including the Colonial Country Club, Mission Hills Country Club, Muirfield Village Golf Club, Oak Hill Country Club, Royal Troon Golf Club and TPC Louisiana.

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