-Estimated achievement difficulty: 5/10
-Offline: 42 (925)
-Online: 4 (75) (Pin Collector, GamerNet Tourist, Hold my bag as I post my clip, and Online Participation)
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 60-70 hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 (8 seasons)
-Number of missable achievements: 10 (Refer to introduction)
-Glitched achievements: Pin Collector (Refer to introduction)
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters is EA's annual Tiger Woods game. To begin, there are several missable achievements:
- Who's your Caddie?! - Can be missed if you skip the prologue. The only way to get it again is to start a new char.
- Broken Record - If you don't reach number one quickly enough, you won't get this.
- Masters Legend - You can only try the Masters eight times, and you have to win seven of them.
- Training Wheels and Give me the Goodies - Can be missed if you choose not to participate in a sponsored or training event.
- Shark Attack - If you don't unlock the club by the end of the career, you'll have to start the career over again.
- HAMMERhead Swag - If you don't unlock this in time, you'll have to start the career over again.
- Commercial Icon, Ad Wizard, Sponsorship is Calling, and Ping Pitchman - Can be missed if you don't complete enough sponsor objectives.
In addition, Pin Collector can be glitchy if you purchase the level four sponsor clubs through Xbox Live, so it's advised not to do so.
Now that you know what yo look out for, the quickest way to complete the game is by playing on ametuer difficulty and by abusing and focus.
Step 1: Misc./First Tournament
The first achievement you can get here is after taking your shot and the ball is mid-flight double tap , which will unlock Tiger Quickness. Double tapping (Tiger Quickness) can save hours - especially if you know it is straight down the middle on a drive or you don't want to apply focus.
In the intro, you can't miss the putt and you'll automatically win the Green Jacket. After the cutscene, you'll get Whos your Caddie?!.
Next you have to create your Pro and choose your level. All achievements except one can be unlocked at Amateur level and this can be changed at any point. The higher the level you set this at, the more XP you will get and faster your character will max out his/her stats, but the more difficult the game will be.
Now it is time to start your Road to the Masters. You start with the EA Tiburon Classic. Landing your first drive on the fairway will earn you FIR and hitting the next shot onto the green will earn you GIR. Your caddie needs to level up a bit, so don't always trust him right off the bat. This is an easy competition as the rest of the field score +1 at best meaning coming in at par or better will win you the tournament after the 9 holes.
Take this oportunity to press and go to options and turn EA GamerNet Daily Challenges on. Next time you take a shot that is half decent, press and post challenge. This will net you Hold my bag as I post my clip.
During this initial round, you can pick up a few achievements, but don't worry too much yet. A lot of them will unlock naturally.
Step 2: Xbox Live/Getting Experience
Now your focus is getting experience. In order to level up your character and do well in tournaments, you need to buy some more skills. So take a step back from career for a while and work on some other achievements.
First, get Live Tournament by taking part in a live event using your golfer. You can use Tiger here but the ~5k experience seems wasted to me if you choose that option. Eventually, you will need to win 10 online games for Pin Collector, and that will also net you some experience. You can do that now if you'd like or wait until later.
Go to the main menu and select Quick Play - Xbox Live - Live Tournaments to find them. Complete 18, post a score and net yourself Online Participation.
Now go to Quickplay - Tiger at the Masters - 2005 - Round 1 and play the round. You don't have to play it, but you will get History is Yours.
Next it's Quickplay - The President's Cup. Win this for The Presidents Cup Champion and a healthy chunk of experience before returning to career mode.
Step 3: Career
The first option is Holiday Amateur cup. Complete and win the training challenge for Training Wheels and complete and win the Sponsor Event for Give me the Goodies. Equip the items you unlock for progress towards the sponsorship achievements. Once you complete the AM tour, you'll get Aspiring Amateur.
Now complete Nationwide Tour for We've Only Just Begun and Q-school for Earned my Card.
By now you should have unlocked 3 pins. Equip them from the pin awards page to unlock Bling my Tag.
The next thing to do is to check this thread out and plan how you want to work your sponsorships out.
Now, get on the PGA Tour and into the top 100 to qualify for the Masters. The key is to get to number one in the world as fast as possible. The hardest achievement in game is Broken Record which requires you to hold the number one spot for 281 weeks. The career mode lasts nine years, meaning you have to be number by the end of the first season of play and hold your spot for the rest of the career. While daunting, it isn't hard on ametuer.
At this point, It is worth having a club of each sponsor you unlock equipped as you can add to more than one sponsorship achievement's progress, even if it is not selected and can save some time later. Now just beat the career, and watch out for the missable achievements. If, at the end of the career, you have any achievemnents left, refer to the guide below and you should be close to the full 1000.
Step 4: GamerNet Tourist
The final online achievement is GamerNet Tourist which requires you to spend an hour on the GamerNet challenges and notch up 2500 points. These can be found on the Quickplay - XBL - EASports GamerNet - Online Challenges. These points are cumulative and don't require you to complete them on the same day. I found completing the freestyle ones was the quickest. These may well pop during normal play, too, so don't stress too much on this.
If you've followed the guide and road map to this point, you should have the full 1000 in Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters. Congratulations on a completion well-earned!
[x360a would like to thank GuinnessUK for this road map]