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EA Sports PGA Tour Introduces ShotLink Data and Adds FedExCup Playoffs

EA Sports appears to be introducing more real-world data into its games. On Wednesday, the company announced the PGA’s real-time scoring system will be replicated in its forthcoming PGA Tour title.

EA Sports PGA Tour is the first golf video game to incorporate this data. According to the publisher, ShotLink will “provide extensive amounts of data that will be integrated into the game’s development,” resulting in “accurate player ratings and skills and magnified true-to-life in-game events.” TrackMan measurement is also being incorporated into the game to assist with stats, club tuning, and more.

EA Sports PGA Tour FedExCup Playoffs

In addition to ShotLink and TrackMan, the FedExCup Playoffs are returning and will be playable at launch. EA Sports PGA Tour will feature all three events that make up the 2022 playoffs:

  • FedEx St. Jude Championship – TPC Southwind Memphis, TN
  • BMW Championship – Wilmington Country Club – Wilmington, DE
  • Tour Championship – East Lake Golf Club – Atlanta, GA

Players will be able to earn FedExCup throughout PGA Tour‘s career mode for a chance to make the playoffs.  Top golfers at the end of the year are given the the opportunity to take home the FedExCup. The game’s career mode also sees the virtual return of the Korn Ferry Tour, the PGA’s developmental tour, which EA says will play a key part in player’s journeys.

EA Sports PGA Tour locked up an exclusive license to be the home of all four of golf’s major championships. The Masters, PGA Championship, U.S. Open, and Open Championship can only be found in EA’s golf sim.

Are you looking forward to EA Sports’ return to golf? Drop a comment below. For more on EA Sports PGA Tour stay tuned to Sports Gamers Online.

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