-Estimated trophy difficulty: 5/10
-Overall number of trophies: 46 - 34 | 8 | 3 | 1
-Approximate time to Platinum: 30 - 40hrs Est.
-Minimum number of playthroughs: 7 Career Seasons | Mostly skipped.
-Number of missable trophies: None
-Glitched trophies: None
-Online Pass Needed: Yes
-Does Difficulty Affect Trophies?: 1 | Like A Metronome
Step 1: Starting off.
When you start the game for the first time, my advice is to go directly to play a single 18 Hole Play Now round. You can use it to get to grips with the new swing mechanics, and with the right settings, you can start the ball off and get a bunch of early trophies.
Set up a game off the red tees in St. Andrews in fine calm weather. Using Tiger with a few added boost pins, play the course making sure to hit all the fairways and greens in regulation. You can also use this round to try to get the 40ft putt out of the way. With care its possible to get a nice stack of trophies to start you off.
See: Tigers have FIR, That was GIRrrreat!, From the Ladies Tees, It's all in the Hips, Like a Homing Pigeon and Can you give me a Boost?
Step 2: Tiger Legacy Challenges
Your next step should be to play through the Tiger Legacy Challenges. You will get a trophy for clearing each section of Tigers development in turn, as well as having a few opportunities to pick up a few extra trophies along the way. You will also unlock all of the Toddler golfers in this mode.
Make sure to take a look at the entries for No Handouts Please, Shouting at Amen Corner, So Much Easier than Putting and Like a Metronome before you start into it.
Step 3: Career Mode
The Career mode is very linear, so that once you keep winning, you won't be able to avoid picking up each trophy in turn. This is particularly true of the start, where through your amateur competitions you will get a trophy after almost every round. After winning the Masters as an amateur, you will get the chance to join the PGA Tour.
From here your goal is to keep winning until you hit the rank of World Number 1. Once that has been achieved, you will want to concentrate on getting to and winning the Masters every year. Staying in in the Top 100 is key to making the grade from year to year. So you will have to play enough of the events to guarantee this. In all, you will have to win the Masters 7 times.
Step 4: Country Club | Online
There are a selection of online trophies in the game, most of which you can get on your own without any real bother. A couple however require a bit of help. Both Play Date and Internal Conflict require help from others to pull off. To find that help, check out the Boosting Thread.
The others can be done randomly, once you have completed the Tiger Legacy Challenges and gotten the Toddlers you need.
Step 5: Course Mastery & Clean-Up
The Course Mastery mini-challenges are pretty easy to fulfill within 5 or 6 rounds of each course. With 16 courses to master, this adds up a bit. But the great thing about the way the game is set up is that you will have been working on them with every round you have played in the Career and Legacy modes. With a little planning, you should be able to work your way through the courses one by one. After you master a course, try to avoid it if possible in favour of those still left to do. Work your way through them, and you should get the bulk of the heavy lifting done without really trying.
Once finished all the other modes, concentrate on polishing them off in Play Now mode, and picking up any other trophies left outstanding.
[PS3T Would Like to Thank Savenger for this Roadmap]