The “tradition unlike any other” will now be playable exclusively on Electronic Arts‘ upcoming annual golf game, EA Sports PGA Tour. Today, EA has announced that the most iconic golf course Augusta National, the home of The Masters Tournament, will be joining the 2021 iteration of their next golf game on an exclusive basis.
“We’re honored to partner with Augusta National, home of the Masters Tournament, to feature the course and its traditions exclusively in EA SPORTS PGA TOUR,” said Cam Weber, EVP and GM, EA SPORTS. “EA SPORTS is committed to growing the love of sports for everyone, and through our partnerships with the PGA TOUR, Augusta National and the other majors, we will bring new and longtime fans closer to the biggest events in golf than ever before.”
The Masters Tournament was first featured in an EA Sports game back in 2011. Since then, golf fans and golf gamers have been clamoring to play on it once again. Now 10 years later, they’ll finally be able to do so. Subsequently, they’ll also be able to compete at all four of golf’s major championships now: the Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open Championship, and The Open Championship.
Expect more information regarding each championship in the summer.
In close collaboration with Augusta National, EA SPORTS has worked meticulously to capture the course and traditions of the Masters. Inspired by Augusta National’s own mission of innovation and improvement, EA SPORTS employed first of its kind aerial scanning to collect millions of data points, previously inaccessible in golf games, to recreate the unparalleled beauty of Augusta National authentically in the game. At launch, the game’s exciting ‘Road to the Masters’ content will deliver players the prestige of competing in the Masters Tournament, plus additional experiences exclusive to Augusta National.
EA Sports PGA Tour has not officially announced a launch date, as of yet. However, they did say one would come soon. As soon as it does, we’ll have it here.