When you can't be playing your favorite sport, why not play it on the computer? Sports sims put you on the sidelines and have you manage the team through trading, signing contracts, changing the lineup, etc, or take part in the action.
"Total Pro Golf 2" is not your typical golf game. You won't be swinging the club and trying to swing at just the right momentum. You won't see Tiger Woods taking putting or winning another tournament. It's a game of building up skills, picking the right tournaments, and aiming for your golfer. "Total Pro Golf" has a top down view of the golf course, and you guide your golfer through the course based on their skills and the environment.
You should invest in the "Tiger Woods PGA Tour" series if you are want a realistic golf simulation. If working on the career of one golfer, while golfing on the courses the big tournaments take place, "Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2008" is the golf game for you. It has the awe inspiring graphics and the difficulty of being out on the golf course.