Tiger Woods 09 is a great game, getting back to the mechanics of the 2007 version, which were far better than 2008.
The one gripe I have with Tiger Woods 09 is the lack of 1080 resolution support of HDTV's. My HD does not do 720p, which is the native resolution for this game, and since it does not support 1080, the resolution is downgraded to 480p. Believe me, it makes a difference in the visual quality.
Aside from this, if you enjoy golf, and golf games, you will not be disappointed. Although it's not a perfect game, had the support of 1080 been there, I would have given this a 9 out of 10, but as it stand today, I gave it an 8 for the lack of 1080.
This game is a big upgrade from last year. Worth purchasing even if you have last year if your a real tiger fan. The integration of online challenges brings a whole new challenge to the game. Awesome. It is also easier to get good at tiger this time around as it shows you how you screwed up your shot. Putting is more sensitive as you can actually mess up your putt this time around. The graphics are much upgraded as well. All around wonderful.