One of the few changes in Tiger Woods 09 is the commentary, though the change isn't for the best. Last year's crew has been replaced with Sam Torrance and Kelly Tilghman, who are an absolute bore to listen too, which is quite a feat considering that golf commentary isn't known for being that interesting in the first place. The commentary is rarely correct and feels scripted. Hank Haney, who acts as your coach during your career, is a little better, but not by much.
Though it shouldn't come as much of a surprise, Tiger Wood's player model is the game's best visual element. While the other real-life golfers look good by themselves, they look bad next to Tiger. You can, of course, create your own golfer using a fairly robust set of creation tools, including the Photo GameFace tool that creates a facial model based on a picture. All of the courses look slightly improved, though not by much and could still use a little clean-up. Some elements, like grass and water, look great but are populated by not-so-great rocks and shrubbery.