The U.S. Open Championship is returning to virtual golf. On Wednesday, Electronic Arts decided to celebrate “America’s Championship” with some news for the upcoming EA Sports PGA Tour.
One of the world’s greatest courses Torrey Pines, host of the 2021 U.S. Open, will be featured in EA’s golf revival. 2022’s host course, The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, is also set to be featured. This marks The Country Club’s first appearance in a video game. The historic course is one of the five founding members of the USGA, and the site of Francis Quimet’s 1913 victory that helped launch golf into the mainstream.
In addition, EA Sports PGA Tour sees the return of amateur events in career mode. This includes the U.S. Amateur Championship. According to USGA Chief Commercial Officer Navin Singh, the career mode will “really allow players to grow their skills authentically.” Continuing, “We look forward to players building their game up to the challenges of playing at this year’s U.S. Open host, Torrey Pines and for the first time ever, next year’s host site, The Country Club in Brookline.”
The U.S. Open is one of the four major championships exclusive to EA’s new golf game. The Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, and Open Championship are the others. The career mode will also allow players to tee off at the Player’s Championship and FedExCup Playoffs. More information on the game should arrive in accordance with some of the other big golf events this summer.
EA Sports PGA Tour releases Spring 2022.