EA Sports and The R&A Celebrate the 150th Open
Electronic Arts and the R&A have announced their plans to celebrate the 150th Open Championship in the upcoming EA SPORTS PGA TOUR game.
Inspired by The Open’s rich history and next year’s 150th Championship, EA Sports looks to its own history of making golf video games since 1990 to inspire their next generation golf experience.
St Andrews Links Old Course will be featured in high fidelity while honouring the course’s past. In addition to the Old Course itself, EA SPORTS PGA TOUR will feature the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse and the Swilcan Bridge, which are two iconic elements of the grounds at the ‘Home of Golf.’
“We could not be happier to partner with EA to bring golfers and players from all over the world to our celebration of the 150th Open via EA SPORTS PGA TOUR,” said Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A. “EA SPORTS plays an important role in taking golf to a wider audience through its highly realistic and immersive game.”
Steeped in tradition and over 160 years of golf history, crowning its first Champion in 1860, The Open is known as golf’s original Championship. Renowned players from around the globe come together to compete in the major tournament and for the chance to win the Claret Jug and the title of Champion Golfer of the Year.
EA SPORTS PGA TOUR is the exclusive home of all four of golf’s major championships: The Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, U.S. Open Championship, and The Open. 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.
EA SPORTS PGA TOUR will be released in Spring 2022.