Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
Offline: 39 
Online: 7 
Approximate amount of time to 1000: 35-40hrs (dependent on how fast you progress through career mode for "Unstopable!" and course play for "Like a Boss")
Minimum number of play-throughs needed: Must advance through 7 years and win the Masters each year in career mode for "Unstopable!"
Missable achievements: No
Do cheat codes disable achievements?: N/A
Does difficulty affect Achievements?: Only for Like a Metronome & Check out my Custom Settings
Unobtainable/glitched achievements?: None at this time
Extra equipment needed?: Kinect can be used but not needed
Welcome to another installment of golf from the EA automated duplication factory. This year is very similar to Tiger '12. The big differences are the addition of online Country Clubs, in game currency (Coins), Pins, modified swing mechanics and the Tiger Legacy mode. Just like last year, you have the ability to create a new player and advance him/her through the different levels of a PGA career. All the while you will be collecting XP to improve your player as well as Country Club point and Coins. There is also online tournaments and Head-2-Head play similar to last years version allowing you to compete again other players and Country Clubs. Additionally you can play the Tiger Legacy mode which walks you through the entire life of Tiger highlighting some of the biggest moments of his career.
There are basically 2 modes to play through, career and Tiger Legacy. About a 3rd of the achievements are earned through career play while another 3rd can be earned through career or quick play. The final chunk is earned though advancing through all the steps of the Tiger Legacy mode. More than likely some of the achievements will pop simply while playing while others will take a little time to complete.
The following are obtained while advancing through a new career. All are very easy to get and almost all you will get by the middle of the second year of career if you play most of the tournaments. It will take you longer to advance in the Rankings if you skip weeks. You will have to make it through 7 years of career mode in order to obtain Unstoppable! Unlike last year though there is no achievement to maintain the #1 ranking for 281 weeks so you can skip the majority of tournaments once you unlock King of the Hill. It has been noted though that you will need to at least maintain a spot in the top 100 in order to have access to the following years Masters tournament.
- When do we get paid?
- Never leave home without it
- Top 50 Countdown
- Top 10 Hits
- King of the Hill
- Don't quit your day job
- I Own this Place
- One Small Step for Mankind
Tiger Legacy Mode:
The following are earned exclusively through the Legacy mode.These are separate from the career achievements. Most of these are fairly straight forward and typically have 4-6 events to play to earn each of the year achievements.
- Toddler Years
- Early Years
- Junior Years
- Amateur Years
- Rookie Years
- Tiger Slam
- Pro Years
- Present Day
- The Future
A new feature added this year is an attempt for EA to allow you to play every course available without have to spend MS points on DLC content. How it works is simply collecting coins for playing the game on any mode. You will earn coins for basically everything you do. Once you have earned a specific amount you can then spend them either on rounds to play the DLC content or on boost/course pins. Once you "Master" the DLC course you will in turn earn unlimited play on that course in effect unlocking that course permanently without having to pay for it. This is a welcome change to play DLC content you really want without having to pay for it and at 400 MS points per course, that adds up quick! Of course, the cost per round is quite expensive in Coin amount. It costs 6000 Coins per round if you buy a round individually. You can also buy in bulk for 2 rounds at 9000 coins and 3 rounds at 12000 coins. Also once in a rare time EA does a promotion for discounted rounds in relation to the coins. If you buy the rounds individually, it will take you at least 5.55 rounds to master a course. 5.55 comes from the highest mastery objective of earning 100 pars or better on a given course. So you will need to earn at least 34,000 Coins to unlock a DLC course. It is a bit cheaper at 24,000 coins if you buy the 3 pack round twice, but of course that means you just have to save up a bunch and if your impatient like me, i tend to blow the coins way before piling up that much. Either way, as you can see it will take ALOT of game play to earn enough coins to unlock all the DLC courses but on the other hand its all free and just a time sink.
Another addition this years is Country Clubs. Anyone can make a CC or you can join any club you like but can only be part of one club at any given time. There are rankings and CC tournaments within the clubs as well as small coin bonuses the higher you CC is ranked. You earn "rep" with your CC in a similar fashion to how you earn Coins through almost any type of game play. This rep levels your CC as well and increases you standing/rank within the club. Although, there are no achievements associated with this ranking system. The country club achievements that do exist are simple to obtain and you need at most another player in your CC to earn "Internal Conflict".
If you are looking to get 1000 as fast as possible I recommend working your way though career mode first as you will unlock the majority along the way. Once that is complete, knock out any remaining individual achievements and the handful of online achievements. Then finally work your way though Tiger Legacy mode as it is quite easy save a couple of specific challenges. Once you finish that you should be sitting close to if not on 1000.
All in all this game is about on par with last year as far as achievement difficulty and is somewhat easier to obtain 1000with less of a time sink in career mode. The addition of Country Clubs and Coins is a cool change but from an overall game play improvement nothing earth shattering.