The Golf Club 2019 is now going to have an official license.
HB Studios announced on Monday that the company has reached an agreement with the PGA Tour to bring the tour to The Golf Club 2019’s career mode.
Players will go from Q-School (Qualifying School) to the Web.com Tour to the PGA Tour during their career. The PGA Tour will consist of a 32-tournament season that will culminate with the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
In addition to the various tours, players will be able to earn sponsorships throughout their career based on performances.
“We are so excited for the launch of The Golf Club 2019 featuring the PGA TOUR that highlights some of our best tournaments,” said Len Brown, PGA TOUR Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President of Licensing via press release. “This will allow our fans to take the same path to the PGA TOUR by earning their card through the Web.comTour. Additionally, this will give gamers the opportunity to play under the same tournament conditions that our players face week in and week out. We are thrilled with this partnership.”
It’s not just the Tours that have been licensed within the game as six TPC courses will also be included. Summerlin, Scottsdale, Sawgrass, Southwind, Deere Run and Boston will all be available to play on when The Golf Club 2019 launches this August for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam
Full career details can be found below:
PGA TOUR Career Mode
Users will begin their career in the Web.com Tourqualifying tournament, the start of a journey to becomea PGA TOUR member. Finishing in the top 75 in this event qualifies for entry into the Web.com Tour. In a streamlined season, users will have multiple ways of advancing to the PGA TOUR to begin their professional career. Finishing in first place in three of the six events will automatically earn a PGA TOUR card for early promotion. Finishing in the top 25 on the money list after the six events will also earn early promotion to the PGA TOUR. Once on the PGA TOUR, users will join the PGA TOUR and compete for the FedExCup over 32 events. Throughout each PGA TOUR season, not only will they compete for the top spot on the leaderboards, they will be working to achieve sponsorship goals for in-game rewards and competing against rivals.
Once on the PGA TOUR, a player’s skills are noticed, leadingto a rivalry with another player on TOUR. Over the following events they will compete head-to-head to prove who is the better player, not only on the leaderboard but also statistically. Playerswill compete for points inNumber of Strokes, Front 9 Score, Back 9 Score, Birdies or Better, No Bogey Round, Best Hole and Worst Hole. The first player who reaches 20 points overall wins the rivalry and the bragging rights before moving on to the next challenge.
On the road to the FedExCup Playoffs, a player will attract the attention of various sponsors, who will offer an opportunity to represent their brand while completing challenges throughout each season. The better the performance, the more attention a player will draw from sponsors. A player will have to manage partnerships and challenges for rewards. Each sponsor comes with three levels where a player will have to complete 1-3 challenges to receive a reward.
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