Electronic Arts recently announced that the company’s newest golf video game will be the exclusive home of the Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters tournament. As a result, EA Sports PGA Tour: Road to the Masters will be the only video game in the world that allows fans to compete in the four major golf championship tournaments: The Masters, The PGA Championship, The U.S. Open, and The British Open Championship.
“This is championship golf. PGA Championship at Southern Hills,” it reads on the EA Sports website. “Only in EA SPORTS PGA TOUR, the exclusive home of all four majors including the Masters Tournament, the PGA Championship, U.S. Open Championship, and The Open Championship. Coming 2022.”
The Masters Tournament was previously featured in three other EA Sports titles. This marks the first time since 2013 that the Masters Tournament will be playable in-game for fans.
The Profit‘s Take:
EA seems to be showing a renewed commitment to their more “forgotten” sports franchises. I’d be curious to see the player numbers for these games. It’s great to see golf getting some attention though.