We already know that EA are on a mission to be known as those behind the very best sports game on the market. With FIFA sewn up, Madden nailing each and every throw, and their acquisition of Codemasters ensuring that they are amongst the fastest racers on the grid, next up is the chance to pick up the birdies with EA SPORTS PGA TOUR. Yet when it arrives in the spring of 2022, EA SPORTS PGA TOUR won’t just be focused on the professional scene and today EA are detailing the goodness of the amateur events.
EA have today revealed plans to authentically represent the U.S. Open Championship experience in EA SPORTS PGA TOUR, an event that brings together the world’s finest pros with the best amateurs on the scene, as they test their skills and compete for the prestige that winning the event brings. The U.S. Open is America’s championship – the toughest major in golf, played on America’s greatest courses including Torrey Pines, host of the 2021 U.S. Open Championship and The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, host of the 2022 U.S. Open.
Both of these courses will be featured in EA SPORTS PGA TOUR, with The Country Club in Brookline making its first appearance in a video game ever when the game launches on Xbox, PlayStation and PC in Spring 2022.
In addition to the U.S. Open, EA SPORTS PGA TOUR will see the return of amateur events to the career mode, including the U.S. Amateur Championship. To realistically render one of America’s most legendary courses for the first time, EA SPORTS is implementing cutting-edge aerial scanning to capture The Country Club and its unique history as one of the five founding member clubs of the USGA and the site of Francis Quimet’s triumphant 1913 victory which propelled golf into the mainstream.
“We are delighted to be back in the game with EA SPORTS,” said Navin Singh, USGA Chief Commercial Officer. “With the inclusion of so many USGA championship host sites, including the U.S. Amateur Championship, career mode in the game will really allow players to grow their skills authentically. We look forward to players building their game up to the challenges of playing at this year’s U.S. Open host, Torrey Pines and for the first time ever, next year’s host site, The Country Club in Brookline.”
“Winning the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship was a highlight of my early career that helped propel my game forward, ultimately winning the 2020 U.S. Open Championship, which felt like years of hard work coming to fruition,” said Bryson DeChambeau. “I’m a big video game fan, and EA SPORTS bringing not only the U.S Open but also amateur golf events, is very exciting, especially given how important they are to golfers growing their career.”
When it does launch, EA SPORTS PGA TOUR will be the exclusive home of all four of golf’s major championships: the Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open Championship, and The Open Championship. If you’re a fan of whacking balls, then you will be able to live out a legendary career as you authentically compete at THE PLAYERS Championship, and FedExCup Playoffs, while experiencing the unique atmosphere and venues of each tournament.
Expect to hear even more surrounding how EA SPORTS PGA TOUR will play in the weeks and months ahead.