For every PGA Tour 2K23 player, take note of these key points:
- The ultimate competitive career mode of PGA Tour 2K23 is not within the game, but online at TGC Tours – a hub for compiling and comparing scores across all platforms.
- PGA Tour 2K23’s partnership with 2K saw a surge in player numbers and enhanced TGC Tours’ infrastructure to handle larger turnouts.
- Building on the TGC Tours experience are newly introduced features such as Promotion Events, enlargement of the Challenge Circuit, and introduction of a 3Click tour for the new swing method.
Operation Sports has taken a deep dive into the exhilarating world of PGA Tour 2K23 on TGC Tours in an email interview with Scott Doyley from the site, revealing what’s been happening behind scenes over the last five years and what the future of TGC Tours holds.
Formally known as The Golf Club, TGC Tour evolved into PGA Tour 2K consequent to a partnership with game developer – HB Studios and 2K. Doyley pointed out, “The player base for the game has grown since 2K came on board.”
Further, he attributed the pandemic as instrumental in PGA Tour 2K21 and PGA Tour 2K23’s popularity, which invigorated TGC Tours with the largest active numbers in the recent seasons.
When asked about the biggest innovations of TGC Tours, Doyley reminisces about the advent of the Promotion Events and expansion of the Challenge Circuit during Season 5; he highlighted that they now manage a juiced-up Promotion Events system and an enlarged Challenge Circuit from 5 flights to 12. Elatedly, he accentuated on the success of their promotion and demotion system –
“the engine that makes TGCTours work.”
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His vision for the site’s future includes re-launching their Twitch page and introducing more meaningful stats derived from the data received. Doyley also highlighted the indispensable role of the TGC Tours’ community of volunteers in keeping the site running smoothly.
On the subject of TGCTours’ collaboration with PGA Tour 2K23, Doyley stated, “The admin of TGCTours are members of their NextMaker program – but beyond that, no talks of any official partnership.” He didn’t discount the possibility of monetization, but clarified that it’s not on the immediate horizon due to the high expectations and monitoring challenges it brings.
Fair play is a core aspect of TGCTours, and Doyley was vocal about the time and effort spent in ensuring it. Their Fair Play Policy monitors all swing data for their tours, automatically flagging abnormal results. Community participation has also helped uphold the integrity of the game.
About course selection, Doyley revealed every TGC Tours member could submit a course to their database though it needs to pass through their Course Reviewers before becoming publicly viewable. They assure only quality courses are put forth to the public ensuring players wouldn’t waste their time.
Finally, Doyley promised exciting times ahead as TGC Tours tees up its 10th season. While there will not be any broad changes, fans can look forward to an Olympic Golf Tournament – “everyone has a chance to qualify, but only a few get to participate. It’s part of what makes competitive online golf fun – always something to chase”.