PGA Tour 2K23 gets October release date, Tiger back on the cover

2K has set a tee time for PGA TOUR 2K23, the latest entry in the golf simulation video game franchise from HB Studios.

The Standard Edition of the game will release worldwide on Friday, October 14, 2022, though super fans can get access to the Deluxe or Tiger Woods Editions a few days earlier on Tuesday, October 11. 

Featuring all-time great Tiger Woods as the cover athlete, PGA TOUR 2K23 celebrates Woods' legacy by introducing him as both a playable in-game pro, while Woods himself also served as an Executive Director advising the game development team.

"It's not only great to be back on the cover of a video game, but the Executive Director role makes this a truly unique opportunity," said Woods.

"2K is the perfect partner for me and I am excited to continue impacting the game and culture of golf beyond my play on the PGA TOUR."

Woods leads a roster of more than 14 male and female pros at launch, including Justin Thomas, Lexi Thompson, Tony Finau, Lydia Ko, Collin Morikawa, Will Zalatoris, Brooke Henderson and more.

Additional pros and courses will be added as free post-launch DLC and be available to all players.

Players can step into the tee box as one of the pros in Exhibition, multiplayer and Divot Derby play, or go head-to-head in a battle to climb the leaderboard and claim the FedExCup in PGA TOUR MyCAREER mode.

Meanwhile, 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.

PGA TOUR 2K23 will include 20 licensed courses at launch. New additions include the South Course of Wilmington Country Club, The Renaissance Club, St. George's Golf and Country Club, to name a few.

MyPLAYER personalization returns and players can equip their players just like Tiger with Nike Golf, TaylorMade and Bridgestone Golf apparel and gear.

Even more apparel options are available from licensed brands, including Callaway Golf, FootJoy, Malbon Golf, Nike Golf, PUMA, Titleist and TravisMathew, though take note, some of these cosmetic items and consumables require unlocking with virtual currency (earned or paid) or via gameplay.

Clubs and balls from brands including Bridgestone Golf, Callaway Golf, COBRA, Mizuno, Odyssey Golf, Scotty Cameron, TaylorMade, Titleist and Wilson are available to deck out players' golf bags.

In addition to the returning analog stick swing, a three-click swing option is also available for an added level of customization so players can play the way they like.

PGA TOUR 2K23 promises new casual modes to help rookies get into the game, while giving seasoned players new challenges and opportunities to work on their skills.

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