“It’s something you love to get approached about,” said Thomas, a 12-time winner on the PGA Tour who is ranked fourth in the world. “It’s something I’ve never experienced, having never been in a video game. This is a heck of a start. It was awesome.

“For me, it was one of those things when I got asked and approached about it … you dream about it as a kid. Next thing you know, I see the picture of me on the cover and it’s really happening. And it’s an accomplishment I’ll always remember.”

“For me, the big thing I’ve noticed is the difference about how realistic it is,” said Thomas, who won the 2017 PGA Championship and the 2017 FedEx Cup. “It’s unbelievable. It makes the experience of playing the game. If I’m playing TPC Sawgrass, at 17, the people that are in the crowd are real spectators. They are legitimate people doing actual movements. You are creating your own player and trying to make it to the top like we do. The point of the video is to be as realistic as possible.

“It’s been in the works for a bit, over a year process. It’s been exciting. I liked playing video games growing up. When it was a snow day or when I couldn’t play golf myself, I would like to play. I wasn’t going outside. And I was competitive, didn’t want to lose, even in a video game. It’s not as bad as real life. It is something that will be fun to mess with.”

I haven’t played a golf game in years, but may need to get back into it for this.

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