I've been buying Tiger Woods for the Xbox and Xbox 360 since the first installment 2003. Along the way there have been vintage years and some editions which have been a bit buggy where they've tried stuff and it didn't quite work. The 2013 drops considerably and feels like a big money grabbing exercise by EA Sports.
I purchased the Collectors edition because I wanted the extra courses and not having xbox live didn't want to miss out like I did on the 2012 edition when extra courses were only available to those on line. Imagine my suprise to find that despite buying the Collectors edition, there are an additional 15 (yes 15!!) courses that remain locked out and need to be brought via Xbox Live for yet more money. Not only that, much of the game is clearly designed to be played on line, with most of the record keeping (Course Mastery and Skills Challenge and Boost Pins , Country Club and Store available on line ONLY)
I particularly enjoyed on the 2012 edition the ability to Master each course - but on the 2013 edition that now is locked away on line only. Yes, there is a Tiger Challenge mode that's pretty good, but a bit linear. Other than that it's just play the year at various courses and that's it.
Also missing are individual course statistics and the Career Trophies that have existed from year 1 (e.g. Eagle all Par 5's), as well as the ability to compile your own 18 holes from all those available (again a feature that's been with us since the start).
It seems like EA sport has taken so much from the game now and shoved it on line and said - you can pay more for it now. I didn't spot any genuine new courses amongst the extra courses (e.g. Predator, Spyglass etc) so why not bundle them in with the full game. With games costing pennies on ipad I just wonder why I'm paying £40 for what can't be more than a 1/3 of the game!!!
Summary: You're getting Less for paying more and unless you've got Xbox Live don't waste your money.