PGA Tour 2K21 was a huge breakout success for 2K Sports, and its sequel looks set to be even bigger. Due out on 14th October, PGA Tour 2K23 plots the return of legend Tigers Woods, who has served as an Executive Producer on the game. He’ll be playable, of course, flanked by a roster of 14 other professionals at launch, including Justin Thomas, Lexi Thompson, Tony Finau, Lydia Ko, Collin Morikawa, Will Zalatoris, Brooke Henderson, and more.
The press release teases: “Players can step into the tee box as one of the pros in Exhibition, multiplayer, and Divot Derby play, or go head-to-head with them in a battle to climb the leaderboard and claim the FedExCup in PGA TOUR MyCAREER mode. In addition to the pros, the broadcast-style presentation and commentary team of Rich Beem and Luke Elvy also return, with the addition of English golf pro and broadcaster Henni Koyack.”
There’ll be 20 licensed courses at launch, including new additions like the South Course of Wilmington Country Club, The Renaissance Club, and St George’s Golf and Country Club. In addition, 2K Sports is promising more gear and customisation options than ever before, including real-world brands like Callaway Golf, FootJoy, Malbon Golf, Nike Golf, PUMA, Titleist, and TravisMathew.
Those of you who are new to golf games will find a brand new rookie mode to help you master the mechanics, while the addition of Topgolf will help with your training in a more casual, party-flavoured environment. Here you’ll be teeing off, trying to hit targets, and aiming for high scores. The Societies from previous releases will also return, allowing you to play and compete in online golf clubs with your friends and strangers.
Pre-orders of any version of the game will come with the Michael Jordan bonus pack, bizarrely allowing you to play as the NBA legend. The Deluxe Edition includes “dual-entitlement”, meaning you can play on PS5 and PS4, as well as a Golden Club Pack and various other cosmetics, including a hockey stick club and 1,300 VC, or in-game currency.
Finally, the most expensive Tiger Woods Edition includes all of the above, in addition to a ton of Tiger Woods-themed cosmetics, including a red polo, black pants, black hat, Nike TW Golf shoes, Nike TW Golf belt, and Bridgestone Golf TOUR B XS, Tiger Edition Golf Ball.
It should be noted that while the title is technically due out on 14th October, this only applies to the standard version. If you’re planning to pick up the more expensive Deluxe Edition and Tiger Woods Edition, you’ll be able to hit the links from 11th October.