‘Quality Golf Game’ – Former LPGA Pro Thrilled With Upcoming EA Sports PGA Tour Golf Game

Published 07/21/2021, 4:39 PM EDT
Jun 27, 2021; John’s Creek, Georgia, USA; Nelly Korda putts on the sixth green during the final round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship golf tournament at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports


Electronic Arts recently announced delightful news for golf fans with the return of the EA Sports PGA Tour video game. Furthermore, the creators further hyped up the release by informing about various exclusive features that will come along with the game. One among them is Electronic Arts’ partnership with the LPGA for a better representation of female players. 

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EA Sports hyped the golf community with their announcement about the next-gen game. Later, the creators added news that the game will also feature authentic major championships which will offer the most realistic experience to the viewers. 

And now, EA has announced that the game will feature the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), along with the women’s golfers. The game also features one of the LPGA’s major championships, The Amundi Evian Championships. 

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This is EA’s first golf game since 2015 and will feature five major championships in golf. This new-gen game will be the first of its kind to offer such an experience to golf fans. 

Former LPGA Tour pro details the magnificence of the game

Iona Stephen formerly played on the LPGA and now works for Sky Sports as well as the host of Golfing World, a Golf Channel program. Stephen closely worked with the EA in the development of the game, and shed light on a few stunning details. 

“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,” said Stephen

Stephen assisted EA in implementing authentic aspects of the women’s tour on the new game. 

“Who does the female professional golfer have on her team? What does life look like for a female professional tour? What does it look like for a male professional on tour, who’s on their team?”

Jun 27, 2021; John’s Creek, Georgia, USA; Nelly Korda plays her shot from the 17th tee during the final round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship golf tournament at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

Iona Stephen informed that there will be certain nuances that will make the game even better. For instance, 2019 Evian Championship winner Jin Young Ko will be a playable character in the upcoming game with incredible detailing. 

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“We’re going to be announcing a lot more around this game in the coming months,” senior producer Jenny Martin said. “We’re on a fast track to get the game done by the spring [of 2022]. 

“But the fact that we have the LPGA in the game, and the fact that we’re putting effort behind some of these great tournaments, like the Evian, is really exciting for me personally, as someone who’s really loved to go to LPGA events and followed a lot of the golfers,” she added. 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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