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The Golf Club 2019 launches today and joins 2K Sports’ lineup

HB Games’ golf sim is second third-party game sports label has picked up.

A golfer in garish gray plaid pants follows the flight of his shot onto No. 17’s “Island Green” at TPC Sawgrass. HB Games/2K Sports

The Golf Club 2019 launches today with a new publisher — 2K Sports.

HB Games’ golf sim, which this year adds PGA Tour courses and branding for the first time, is now the second third-party game to be published by the sports label. 2K Sports and HB Games announced the partnership this morning.

In May, HB Games said The Golf Club 2019 would feature a multi-stage PGA Tour career mode with its FedEx Cup playoffs, the PGA’s Qualifying School and tour; and the six real-life TPC Courses (Boston, Deere Run, Sawgrass, Scottsdale, Southwind and Summerlin). That’s in addition to the robust course-creation suite that has helped The Golf Club build a sizable following since its first edition launched in 2014.

The Golf Club 2019 will also feature enhancements and additions to its character editor, the Societies social feature (groups of players who organize into clubs and hold members’ tournaments) and two new game modes, including a wager-based skins game.

The Golf Club 2019 picked up the PGA Tour license shortly after EA Sports announced it wasn’t renewing a deal with the tour that had gone back to 1997.

It joins NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 under 2K Sports’ expanding publishing umbrella. 2K Sports and Saber Interactive announced that partnership at the end of July. Saber’s arcade-style basketball game is due to launch this fall on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

The Golf Club 2019 is available now ($49.99) on digital marketplaces for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. A physical retail version will launch later this fall.

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