PGA Tour 2K23: Release date, Tiger Woods, playable pros, gameplay changes & more

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PGA Tour 2K23 is 2K’s the next entry in the growing golf sim franchise and the devs are hoping to land another hole-in-one with the 2K23 iteration.

HB Studios created a rival to EA’s long-running golf franchise in The Golf Club and after several sequels, HB Studios were bought out by 2K Games and the result of the partnership was PGA Tour 2K21.

The highly successful and realistic take on the fun sport carded a great score from many publications and Take-Two unofficially announced that a follow-up was in the works.

With Tiger Woods onboard and a couple of years to learn from the previous game, any areas that might be considered rough will surely now hit every green in regulation.

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PGA Tour 2K23 release date

The game’s reveal trailer showed off a bunch of cool stuff for PGA Tour 2K23, but it also let us know that the game will get a global release on October 14, 2022, and buyers of the game’s Deluxe Edition or Tiger Woods edition can get the game earlier on October 11, 2022.

PGA Tour 2K23 editions

With four different editions to look into, here’s everything you can expect to receive with your edition of PGA Tour 2K23.

Standard Edition

The Standard Edition comes with the two bonuses you get when preordering the game. It costs £49.99 GBP / $89.95 AUD / $59.99 USD.

  • Michael Jordan Bonus Pack:
    • Playable Michael Jordan
    • Four Common Golf Ball Sleeves

Standard Cross-Gen Edition

The Standard Cross-Gen Edition comes with a preorder bonus and added extras. It costs £64.99 GBP / $109.95 AUD / $69.99 USD.

  • All preorder bonuses from the Standard Edition
  • Golden Club Pack:
    • Golden Touch Driver
    • Golden Touch Putter
    • Four Uncommon Golf Ball Sleeves

Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition combines the two previous editions and adds in a bonus pack. It costs £89.99 GBP / $149.95 AUD / $99.99 USD.

  • All bonuses that come with the Cross-Gen Edition and the Standard Edition
  • Deluxe Edition Bonus Pack:
    • 1300 VC
    • Hockey stick putter
    • Gold baseball cap
    • Gold golf glove
    • 3 rare tier golf ball sleeves

Tiger Woods Edition

The Tiger Woods Edition is the culmination of all the available bundles as well as a few added extras. It costs £104.99 GBP / $179.95 AUD / $119.99 USD.

  • All bonuses that come with the Deluxe Edition, the Cross-Gen edition, and the Standard Edition
  • Tiger Woods Edition Bonus Pack
    • Tiger Woods TaylorMade wedge set
    • Tiger Woods t-shirt
    • Three epic golf ball sleeves
  • Tiger Woods Signature Sunday Pack
    • Red polo
    • Black pants
    • Tiger Woods shoes
    • Tiger Woods golf belt
    • Tiger Bridgestone branded golf balls

Tiger Woods helping with the development of PGA Tour 2K23

Aside from being potentially the greatest-ever golfer in the history of the sport, Tiger Woods was also front and center of EA Sports’ golf game annually until the final entry in 2014.

Complications on and off the course led to the game no longer using the golf phenomenon and it instead moved to Rory McIlory – and now it’s getting a complete overhaul in 2023.

Then in 2021, 2K Games signed Tiger Woods to “an exclusive, long-term partnership” and the athlete said he would partner with 2K to “build the future of golf video games together.”

Woods is serving as an Executive Director for PGA Tour 2K23 and has been offering his insights and ridiculous wealth of knowledge on the game to help shape it.

PGA Tour 2K23 courses and golfers

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Courses

In addition to the impressive amount of licensed courses, it’s been announced that PGA Tour 2K23 will be adding even more venues to tee it up with 20 officially licensed courses at launch.

Here is every course golf in the game on day one:

  • Atlantic Beach Country Club
  • Bay Hill Golf Club & Lodge (Arnold Palmer Course)
  • Copperhead (Innisbrook)
  • Detroit Golf Club
  • East Lake Golf Club
  • Quail Hollow Club
  • Riviera Country Club
  • St George’s Golf and Country Club
  • The Renaissance Club
  • TPC Boston
  • TPC Deere Run
  • TPC Louisiana
  • TPC River Highlands
  • TPC San Antonio
  • TPC Sawgrass
  • TPC Scottsdale
  • TPC Southwind
  • TPC Summerlin
  • TPC Twin Cities
  • Wilmington Country Club (South Course)

Established favorites such as TPC Sawgrass, the home of The Players’ Championship, as well as TPC Scottsdale — the scene of many beer baths are all here.

Not only that, but 2K has sweetened the pot more so by declaring that post-launch another four courses will be added to the game: Pebble Beach Golf Club, Spyglass Hill, and Torrey Pines North and South Courses.

Players

As well as courses, 2K23 welcomes playable PGA Tour Pros for the first time with the likes of Tiger Woods, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Will Zalatoris, Tony Finau, Lexi Thompson, and Lydia Ko all set to be usable.

Not only that, but celebrity appearances are even being lined up for the golf title as NBA legend Michael Jordan is also gearing up for the game’s roster of usable talent.

PGA Tour 2K23 career mode

Career mode is back, and PGA Tour 2K23 continues the theme from 2K21 by giving the players the choice to work their way up through the Korn Ferry Tour, earn their stripes, and rightfully earn their spot on the PGA Tour.

Customization gets a bigger emphasis this year with the development of your golfer being broken down into key areas: Driving, short game, accuracy, etc.

There will also be a deeper array of setup changes possible with it going as far as the ability to choose which golf ball you want to use in each round.

Rivalries with Tour Pros and a greater, more in-depth presentation means that PGA Tour 2K23 is aiming to deliver the most compelling and authentic golf lifestyle imaginable.

PGA Tour 2K23 Topgolf

One of the biggest features coming to PGA Tour 2K23 is Topgolf, the party extravaganza that bridges the gap between casual golf antics and players who take the game a bit more seriously.

2K Games had this to say about the exciting opportunity: “Topgolf will make its debut in PGA TOUR® 2K23, challenging players to take on their friends, test their skills – and use more than a little finesse – to earn high scores and claim bragging rights. Featuring a true-to-life reproduction of the flagship Topgolf Las Vegas location, players will hit ten balls into a series of highlighted targets of different sizes and distances, earning points and MyPLAYER XP along the way.”

Your aim is to score as many points as possible from your shots and the Topgolf challenge can either be enjoyed Solo or in groups of up to four players for local play or online multiplayer.

There will be a global leaderboard to see how you perform against friends, family, and rivals around the world.

PGA Tour 2K23 Course Designer

When you’re not on the course trying to put on a birdie show, PGA Tour 2K23 welcomes back the very popular Course Designer mode with some neat touches and thoughtful upgrades.

2K has promised greater accessibility and more fluid mechanics to make the art of course design even more satisfying and appealing to long-time fans and casual players.

The devs have gone as far as replacing almost every tree from 2K21 to make them look a lot more natural and realistic, in addition to bringing in a ton of new trees and bushes to give your creations more visual appeal.

Not only that but the 300,000+ courses that were made in 2K21 can be imported over to PGA Tour 2K23!

PGA Tour 2K23 platforms

PGA Tour 2K23 is all set to appear on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC, but there will sadly be no cross-progression across these various platforms.

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