Last week, EA announced that it was taking down Rory McIlroy PGA Tour from its digital sales. Released back in 2015, this was the last officially licensed PGA Tour game available on the market, and the only one of its kind available in the current generation. Around the same time, a small developer known as HB Studios had released The Golf Club franchise. It lacked a PGA Tour license, but the game of golf was rather realistic and the game allowed players to create and share courses. Today, the studio announced The Golf Club 2019 will include the PGA Tour license along with a career mode to go with it.
Players will start in the Web.com Tour and work their way to the FedEx Cup at courses such as TPC Boston, TPC Sawgrass and TPC Scottsdale. As of now, there is no indication that The Masters will be a part of the game, but this is certainly a swing in the right direction. The Golf Club 2019 will feature an overhauled visual experience to accommodate the inclusion of the PGA Tour. The Course Designer returns and will include improved visual quality with a redefined user interface and Speedtree Technology. The courses can be shared cross-platform. Skins Matches and a team-based Alt-shot mode will be included in the game, as well. Check out the video below.
UPDATE: EA has reached out and stated that it has not lost the PGA Tour license. Per the EA representative, “We continue to have an ongoing relationship with the PGA Tour.”