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07 Apr 2021

EA Sports PGA Tour gains rights to The Masters

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Masters Announced

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Namecheck?

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2K Battle

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What's next?

Following on from the announcement that the EA Sports PGA Tour series was returning, EA has got off to a flier with an exclusive agreement with the biggest golf tournament of them all.

Masters Announced

In a Tweet, EA confirmed the agreement:

The Tweet also suggests this will be the cover for the upcoming game.

The official EA website reads: "Only in EA Sports PGA Tour, featuring a cover as breathtaking as the azaleas of Augusta National, EA Sports PGA Tour is the exclusive home of all four majors including the Masters Tournament, the PGA Championship, US Open Champions and The Open Championship."

Namecheck?

It remains to be seen what the title will be called - but it looks as if "PGA Tour" - similar to how the UFC game franchise was named.

With a new College Football game in the works, as EA reignites its old NCAA series, it looks like that will follow suit in this new name format.

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IT'S BACK - PGA Tour returns to EA after a six year absence

Back in its previous iteration, the PGA Tour franchise was named after Tiger Woods (1998-2013) and Rory McIlory (2015) so there is still a chance a heavyweight player like McIlory or Dustin Johnson could take a spot in the game's title.

2K Battle

Following the announcement of Tiger Woods to the PGA Tour 2K franchise just two weeks ago, this sets up a mouthwatering battle between the two sports game publishers.

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CLASH OF KINGS - You won't be able to take Tiger to the Masters on either title

We don't know if we will see a new title from each franchise this year, but we will keep a very close eye on developments.

For everything we know about a potential PGA Tour 2K22 title - head here.

What's next?

The next thing we want to see from EA is at least as a release window for PGA Tour.

In the initial release from EA and PGA read: "More EA Sports PGA Tour news will be revealed in the coming weeks and a launch date will be announced in the coming months."

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THROWBACK - We haven't seen the Ryder Cup since Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11

So let's hope to see a release date this summer - with last year's PGA Tour 2K21 title arriving on 21 August.

With four of the biggest tournaments already secured, there's only one other event that fans could possibly ask for - The Ryder Cup.

Last year's postponed tournament takes place on 24-26 September - and the tournament has appeared on the franchise before, last appearing on Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11.

Of course, we'd love to see a trailer too - which we think could arrive at the start of the summer.

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