PGA Tour 2K21 Game - What You Need To Know

Hit the virtual links with the PGA Tour 2K21 official video game

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Hit the virtual links with the PGA Tour 2K21 official video game

PGA Tour 2K21 Game - What You Need To Know

PGA Tour 2K21 marks the first official PGA Tour video game since 2015.

Golf fans and gamers have been crying out for an official PGA Tour video game and it is finally being delivered by 2K Games and HB Studios.

Gamers will create their MyPlayer and take on the challenge of earning their Korn Ferry Tour card before progressing to the main tour with the goal of lifting the FedEx Cup at the Tour Championship.

Along the way, you'll encounter 15 officially-licensed courses and be able to personalise your MyPlayer with selected apparel and clubs, featuring brands like adidas, Polo Ralph Lauren, Callaway, TaylorMade and Bridgestone.

The PGA Tour season will feature 30 tournaments and you'll earn sponsorships with brands and be faced with rivalries up against real-life PGA Tour pros.

Commentary will come from Australian Luke Elvy and 2002 PGA Champion Rich Beem, well known to UK viewers through his Sky Sports broadcasting role.

As well as the single player career mode, the game will also feature extensive online options for players to tee it up with friends and others with formats including alternate-shot, stroke play, skins and four-player scramble.

On top of that, Online Societies will encourage players to invite their friends to play full seasons and tournaments with unique entry rules and requirements, as well as handicap and event settings.

PGA Tour 2K21 - Confirmed Courses

  • Atlantic Beach Country Club
  • Copperhead Course, Innisbrook - Valspar Championship
  • East Lake Golf Club, Tour Championship
  • Quail Hollow Club, Wells Fargo Championship
  • Riviera Country Club, Genesis Invitational
  • TPC Boston, The Northern Trust
  • TPC Deere Run, John Deere Classic
  • TPC Louisiana, Zurich Classic
  • TPC River Highlands, Travelers Championship
  • TPC San Antonio, Valero Texas Open
  • TPC Sawgrass, The Players Championship
  • TPC Scottsdale, Waste Management Phoenix Open
  • TPC Southwind, WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational
  • TPC Summerlin, Shriners Open
  • TPC Twin Cities, 3M Open

Each course takes several months for the developers at HB Studios to build, and it starts by partnering with Terra Imaging to capture and process detailed aerial drone footage of each one to ensure the green complexes and course undulations are as life-like as possible.

The drones to capture nearly every real-life detail of the courses, down to 1cm of accuracy, and then convert the data to 3D images for HB Studios developers to recreate in-game.

As well as the official licensed courses, gamers will also be able to create their own course via the PGA Tour 2K21 Course Designer. Check out the trailer below:

PGA Tour 2K21 - Confirmed Golfers

The video game will feature 12 real-life professional golfers, headlined by 2017 PGA Champion and former World No.1 Justin Thomas.

  • Justin Thomas
  • Cameron Champ
  • Bryson DeChambeau
  • Matt Kuchar
  • Kevin Kisner
  • Gary Woodland
  • Billy Horschel
  • Ian Poulter
  • Tony Finau
  • Jim Furyk
  • Sergio Garcia
  • Patrick Cantlay

PGA Tour 2K21 comes out on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on Friday 21st August.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x