With EA Sports PGA Tour revealing some new features, there are also new leagues and licenses coming to the game. Today, EA have announced its partnership with The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) in EA Sports PGA Tour. The license brings the Amundi Evain Championship and a true representation of Evian Resort Golf Club located France. The Amundi Evain Championship will be the newest addition to the growing list of competitions to EA sports PGA tour, along with more female golfers.
“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 LPGA’s vice president Brian Carroll.
LPGA In EA Sports PGA Tour
Electronic Arts continues to focus on diversity in its sports titles with the on-going inclusion of female athletes. Games such as FIFA and NBA live have received the same treatment and yielded positive results. To continue this trend, EA has worked closely with former golfer and Sky Sports Broadcaster, Lona Stephen. Lona is part of a larger creative council and is now the first ever female golf commentator in the game. “I’m incredibly excited that EA SPORTS PGA TOUR laid out a vision to represent female athletes and the LPGA in the game,”. Lona stated. “My goal in helping EA is to give women the satisfaction of playing a quality golf game while seeing themselves in a variety of ways that go beyond a handful of female character models.”
In addition, Lona is not the only female golfer in the game, 2019 Amundi Evian Champion Jin Young Ko joins the roster of female athletes. With the inclusion of the LPGA, players can create a female golfer in the games newly overhauled create -a-player feature. This will enable LPGA-themed challenges, amateur events and give players an in-depth women’s golf experience.