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The first large patch for Rory McIlroy PGA Tour hit today, with various gameplay fixes and a new course, TPC Scottsdale, being added.

TPC Scottsdale is a perfectly fine course, and if you pre-ordered the game you already had access to it. The desert oasis setting is pretty awesome, with the desert creeping into a few holes.

Despite the desert setting though, there's a lot of greenery, and a few holes with ample water later in your round. I personally found no hassles getting the ball to the green on most holes, as the hazards are few and far between. In fact, the course could be a hair on the easy side for any experienced Rory player.

The patch fixes various gameplay elements, and it's clear the game is playing a much tighter game of golf. The ball bounces are more realistic, the swing mechanic is improved, and the gallery is even acting more realistic. It's a good first patch to get a lot of items on the right path. See all of the fixes we know of here.

All in all TPC Scottsdale is a good addition to the game, and the patch moves things forward. A thumbs up from us!

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# 1 pencerm @ 08/11/15 11:12 PM
Played a few rounds after work. Seems like a pretty good patch. I'm really enthused at the effort shown. Should bode well moving forward for the title.

I can't confirm that they actually fixed it, but in my three rounds I can't remember my golfer doing the running man or flexing his muscles. Not a single time. I played like crap adjusting to the new settings (I can't hit my 400 yard drives anymore as they've patched it to make your accuracy take a huge dive when over hitting) so I don't know if it still happens after an eagle, etc. but even that would be much better than my golfer busting out the running man after a par when he's about to miss the cut.

I'd be interested to see the full list of patches but I'm very happy with it this far. Looking forward to more updates. Well done, EA.
 
# 2 TrapStar32 @ 08/12/15 12:25 AM
No major issues were addressed
 
# 3 Lisac @ 08/12/15 09:53 AM
Played a round and was still way to easy (think its time to adjust my setting BIG time) what I did notice was NO lag time and no choppy scenes. Whats got me really interested is looking at the leader board it was all real golfers, including Tiger Woods. Does that mean we will see guys like Bubba and others actually make it in the game? that would be great. Hope next patch they spend most of the time fixing create a player. Excellent start though!
 
# 4 fishepa @ 08/12/15 10:42 AM
Difficulty doesn't seemed changed at all. The only way I can miss a fairway is by manually messing up my normal back to front swing on the stick. If I just swing normal it goes straight every time. Maybe I'm just too good? LOL

Anyway, it's a good start.
 
# 5 capitaine25_ @ 08/12/15 12:53 PM
Here is my impressions after the patch, the game run smoother for sure but a lot of things are missings:
1. Be able to turn off crowds and tournaments setting if desired.
2. Match Play and all others type of game.
3. Have more weather options, real weather, sunny, cloudy, partly cloudy... etc etc
4. The winds direction selection is stupid, really need to fix this.. windy, breezy.. etc etc...
5. In tournament mode the amount of crowds around the player in relation with your position in the scoreboards.
6. Ability to delete all the fantasy course, fantasy players.... if desired or others courses.
7. More equipment brands, more clothings, chains, sunglass, hat, rings, necklace..more uniforms for real players and caddy.
8. Be able to customize distance for each club for created players and more distance, flight, etc etc customization.
9. Time of the season, summer, autumn
10. More camera angle...
11. Create our own season.

This is what I see so far
 
# 6 GeauxTigers @ 08/12/15 12:58 PM
I'm disappointed that they can't figure out how to allow for a playoff if there's a tie for first place. Twice I've been able to make birdie putts on the final hole of a tournament to force what should have been a playoff only to be simply awarded the victory ... come on EA figure out a way to add a playoff.

I play most of my career tournaments using Quick Rounds - would love to see some customization to this. Perhaps the ability to pick the 4-6 holes prior to the round ... perhaps even the ability to skip some holes between the ones you want to play. It's a bit of a bummer to play a four round Players Championship and only get to play the island 17 green once.

As for TPC Scottsdale - I had the course code with my pre-order but going straight into career mode hadn't gotten around to playing it. Perhaps the most visually striking moment in any EA golf game for me came when I played the 10th hole in the WM Tournament ... where the stadium hole is in the background and then as you get to the 10th green the grandstands from the nearby 16th just seems to tower over it. I know the stadium has been included in previous versions of the game; but can't recall ever noticing it in such a way while playing another hole on the course. I was more awed by the size of the stadium hole seeing it from the outside than playing inside it (which looked fantastic too).
 
# 7 Lisac @ 08/12/15 02:06 PM
What they shouldve had in from day 1 is what was in the old games. Before u started your seaon they asked you how many rounds of a Tourny you wanted to play. I always chose 2 rounds so I could play every hole. I dont like the 6 holes now each round cause they duplicate the holes to much.
 
# 8 hawley088 @ 08/12/15 05:29 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lisac
What they shouldve had in from day 1 is what was in the old games. Before u started your seaon they asked you how many rounds of a Tourny you wanted to play. I always chose 2 rounds so I could play every hole. I dont like the 6 holes now each round cause they duplicate the holes to much.
...you can change it so can play all 18 holes
 
# 9 Lisac @ 08/13/15 09:56 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by hawley088
...you can change it so can play all 18 holes
I understand that. What I was trying to say is instead of playing all 4 rounds of 18holes you were able to chose the option to play 2 rounds of 18holes.
 
# 10 catcherforbaseball @ 08/13/15 10:31 AM
I know you can earn XP with your golfer while playing in "Night Club".

My question is, can you earn XP while playing with your golfer online or in "Play Now" mode?
 
# 11 rmaccari @ 08/13/15 02:23 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by fishepa
Difficulty doesn't seemed changed at all. The only way I can miss a fairway is by manually messing up my normal back to front swing on the stick. If I just swing normal it goes straight every time. Maybe I'm just too good? LOL

Anyway, it's a good start.
3 click remains the best option.
 
# 12 hawley088 @ 08/13/15 03:01 PM
wish they would have upped the crowd noise at 16th at scottsdale

you got the whole stadium aspect and the crowd sounds like its your average hole in golf
 
# 13 brandon27 @ 08/14/15 12:14 PM
I've got to say, on X1, I'm pretty happy with the patch. The reduced flickering makes a huge difference with the long grass and some of the other visual aspects. Looks a lot cleaner now.


I can feel a difference in the gameplay swing mechanics too. In the 5 holes I played quickly, I shanked two drives to the right a bit, and had a terrible shot to the right from the rough too. Normally I don't have those issues. So, maybe I was just out of it from not playing the game in a few weeks due to F1 2015, but I definitely saw/felt a difference today for whatever reason it was.
 
# 14 terrycurran62 @ 08/14/15 05:24 PM
Gameplay seems to have improved. I played in the pga at whistling straits and RM won with minus 18. That's the highest lowest AI score I've seen. Prior to this it was minus 10!! Personally on don't want to win every tournament by a mile and I'd rather have a close tournament and lose rather than a procession and an easy win.
I the Open at St Andrews and it was a brilliant tournament with myself winning on minus 11 on the last green. Conditions were harder. I suppose it all depends what level you play on.
But there are still many examples of lazy/bad programming. For example, at the Open I got a par on the 17th in final round and my golfer went crazy, throwing himself around and when I actually sunk the winning put he did nothing. No raised arms, no reaction at all. Nobilo said that's a steady par and let's move to the next hole!! That's awful programming and it should not happen on a ps4 with all its power.
I play on three click and when you miss the lines you miss the fairway.ive no idea why people on this forum say that you can't miss the fairway. Try it on top setting and see.
Things have improved. It's a pity that online play is so bad and so easy. It would be nice to be able to raise the difficulty level for tournaments but judging from what many say,if it was difficult then very few would want to play on difficult settings.
 

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