It is the fantasy of perhaps every New York City golfer who has lugged clubs onto a commuter train or sat in traffic on the way to a course in the suburbs: Wouldn't it be great to just tee it up in Central Park?
Tiger Woods was in Manhattan on Monday to spread the message that the dream has become (virtual) reality in his new video game, "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06."
The game, published by Electronic Arts, hit stores last week. In addition to a dozen real layouts, including St. Andrews in Scotland, it includes an 18-hole course set all around Central Park. For instance, the spot in the Sheep Meadow where Woods posed for photographers Monday is on the eighth hole, a dogleg-left par 4.
"I think a course in the park is a great idea," said Connie D. Long, 40, a television director and avid golfer who passed the media scrum on a break from work. "I would like to hit across the big pond and land the ball in a martini glass at the cafe over there."