Get on the “Links” With Arnold Palmer

REDMOND, Wash., June 13, 2000 — Okay, no-brainer pop quiz: Would your dad rather have another necktie for Father’s Day, or a round of golf with the legendary Arnold Palmer? Microsoft Corp. wants to give your dad a day on the greens with Arnold Palmer courtesy of its
“Father’s Day on the Fairway”

Selected from entries received by Father’s Day, June 18, two grand-prize winners will win an eight-day trip for two to a PGA resort, instruction in Microsoft® “Links™ LS 2000”
golf simulation, the newest edition of the all-time best-selling golf simulation game, and one week of golf lessons from a PGA pro. Grand-prize winners then go head-to-head in real golf and
“Links LS 2000”
for a chance to play a round with Arnold Palmer. One hundred first-prize winners receive a free copy of
“Links LS 2000.”
Complete rules are available at .

More than 17 years of passion and precision have been poured into
“Links LS 2000.”

With the St. Andrews Old Course and five new courses, the $100,000 online VGA™
Tour, and commentary from CBS golf analyst David Faherty, the unrivaled feature depth on
“Links LS 2000”
creates a world of realistic options for both new and experienced PC golfers.

Modeled after professional golf tournaments, the Virtual Golf Association Tour** ( ) offers a series of sponsored online golf tournaments comparable in size, scope and visual appeal to the professional golfers’ tour — with a grand prize of $100,000. With the involvement of professional PGA players,
“Links LS”
and the (the No. 1 multiplayer gaming site), the VGA Tour has already attracted more than 2,500 participants.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq
) is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software — any time, any place and on any device.

* No purchase necessary. Open to U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years of age or older. Void in Puerto Rico, Quebec and where prohibited.

** Contest open to U.S. and Canadian residents 18 years of age or older. Final tournament ends Nov. 22, 2000. Void in Puerto Rico, Arizona, North Dakota, Maryland, Florida, Vermont and Quebec. For full rules, see .

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