We already know EA is committed to being known as the best sports game out there. With FIFA sewn, Madden nailing every single throw, and your Acquisition of Codemasters To make sure they are among the fastest drivers on the grid, the next chance is to get the birdies with the EA SPORTS PGA TOUR. But when it arrives in the spring of 2022, EA SPORTS PGA TOUR won’t just focus on the professional scene and today EA is describing the goodness of amateur events.
EA today announced plans to authentically portray the US Open Championship experience in the EA SPORTS PGA TOUR, an event that brings the best professionals in the world together with the best amateurs in the scene as they test their skills and compete for prestige, that is associated with winning the event. The US Open is America’s championship – the toughest golf major played on America’s finest courses, including Torrey Pines, host of the 2021 US Open Championship, and The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, host of the 2022 US Open.
Both courses will be featured on the EA SPORTS PGA TOUR, with The Country Club in Brookline making its first video game appearance when the game launches on Xbox, PlayStation and PC in Spring 2022.
In addition to the US Open, the EA SPORTS PGA TOUR will also return to career mode for amateur events, including the US Amateur Championship. To realistically depict one of America’s most iconic golf courses for the first time, EA SPORTS implements state-of-the-art aerial photography to capture the country club and its unique history as one of the USGA’s five founding member clubs and the site of Francis Quimet’s triumphal procession in 1913, making golf mainstream made.
“We’re happy to be back in the game with EA SPORTS“Said Navin Singh, USGA Chief Commercial Officer. “With the inclusion of so many USGA championship hosting sites, including the US Amateur Championship, the in-game career mode will truly allow players to realistically develop their skills. We look forward to players preparing their game for the challenges of this year’s US Open host Torrey Pines and, for the first time ever, next year’s host site, The Country Club at Brookline. “
“Winning the 2015 US Amateur Championship was a high point in my early career that helped move my game forward and eventually win the 2020 US Open Championship, which felt like years of hard work,” said Bryson DeChambeau. “I’m a huge fan of video games and EA SPORTS, which has not only the US Open but amateur golf events as well, is very exciting, especially given the importance they have to golfers’ careers.”
At the start, the EA SPORTS PGA TOUR will be the exclusive home of all four major golf championships: Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, US Open Championship and The Open Championship. If you’re a fan of hitting balls, you can experience a legendary career as you authentically compete in THE PLAYERS Championship and FedExCup Playoffs, experiencing the unique atmosphere and venues of each tournament.
Expect even more about how the EA SPORTS PGA TOUR will play out in the coming weeks and months.