From Spring 2022, all EA Sports PGA Tour players will be able to tee-off as a female golfer at the Evian Resort Golf Club.
EA and the LPGA have announced plans to bring the LPGA Tour, The Amundi Evian Championship, one of its five major championships, and more female golfers to EA Sports PGA Tour.
For the first time, the LPGA Tour will be experienced on next-generation consoles and will feature a wide breadth of women’s golfing representation.
“We’re thrilled that the LPGA Tour is coming back to EA Sports PGA Tour especially with the inclusion of a major global tournament like The Amundi Evian Championship,” said Brian Carroll, LPGA’s senior vice president of global media distribution. “EA Sports has done a great job in continuing to expand female representation in the various modes throughout the game and featuring women’s golf in an authentic and modern way.”
To authentically represent the diversity found in the sport of golf, the development team worked with a group of golf professionals, including GOLFTV and Sky Sports broadcaster and former pro golfer Iona Stephen. Iona is a part of a larger Creative Council and has worked with the development team at EA for over a year on everything from design to audio, visuals, golf trends, and community building.
Iona is also joining the EA commentary team as the first female on-course commentator in-game. Professional golfer Jin Young Ko will also be added to the game.
“I’m beyond excited to be included as one of the female golfers in EA SPORTS PGA TOUR,” said Jin Young Ko, professional golfer, and winner of The 2019 Amundi Evian Championship. “Women’s golf is growing so fast and having us included in this game is a great opportunity to reach fans all around the world. I can’t wait to see how it turns out – and I can’t wait to play the game.”
Ko joins a roster of LPGA Tour athletes coming to the game when it launches next year. Each of these athletes can be used to compete in multiple game modes — including a variety of challenges and The Amundi Evian Championship — from the start.
The Amundi Evian Championship will be just one of the many additions to the game as a part of EA’s long-term partnership with the LPGA. Players will have the opportunity to play as several female athletes as well as create a female golfer of their own in the newly overhauled Create-A-Player feature.
In addition to playing the major championships, golf fans can also live out a legendary career as they authentically compete at THE PLAYERS Championship and FedExCup Playoffs, while experiencing the unique atmosphere and venues of each tournament.
Four of golf’s men’s major championships will also be included in the game: the Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open Championship, and The Open Championship.
When the next-gen game releases next year in the spring, it will be the first game in the series since the release of Rory McIlroy PGA Tour in 2015.