Industry News

Industry Notes: Monday, April 3, 2023

FootJoy drops limited edition pastels series; John Cena added to PGA Tour 2K23's available players

2K: John Cena, a 16-time WWE world champion, actor and WWE 2K23 cover star, will be available as a playable golfer in PGA Tour 2K23 on April 7. Cena joins Michael Jordan and Steph Curry as celebrities who are available for game play.

NetJets: Extends its partnership as the private jet provider of the PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions through 2028. NetJets will continue to provide flights, marketing support and charitable contributions to assist the PGA Tour, tournaments and players.

PGA Tour: Announces that the 2023 World Wide Technology Championship, an annual FedEx Cup event, will be played at El Cardonal Course, located at Diamante Cabo San Lucas in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. Opened in 2014, El Cardonal is the first golf course designed by 82-time PGA Tour winner Tiger Woods and TGR Design.

LPGA, Maybank: Announce that the inaugural Maybank Championship will be held Oct. 26-29 at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 78-player field will compete for a $3 million purse, one of the largest non-major championship purses on the 2023 LPGA Tour schedule.

FootJoy: To drop four Limited Edition Pastels on Thursday, April 6. The Pastel Pack in the Premiere Series Field will feature chalky pastel-flooded outsoles and accents in Powder Blue, Primrose Pink, and Hazy Yellow for men. A women’s version will also be released in Primrose Pink on the new Premiere Series Issette, which features a removable kiltie. The Premiere Series Pastels will be available on and partner retail channels beginning Thursday, April 6 at 10 a.m. ET.