EA Sports PGA Tour Career Mode Freezing: How to Fix

Is your PGA Tour Career Mode freezing frequently? We have solutions to unfreeze this issue 💡


Believe it or not, golf is one of the few sports that was not interesting to the famous EA Sports, but it’s time to change that too. EA Sports had forays into this direction in some earlier years – they had the PGA Tour series, then Tiger Woods PGA Tour (1998 to 2013), and a very unsuccessful version called Rory McIlroy PGA Tour from 2015. Even the great EA Sports had to admit defeat and withdraw from the world of golf, to which they are now slowly returning. Now, if you want to progress professionally in EA Sports PGA Tour, there is a career mode we have already seen in other games that EA Sports publishes. Unfortunately, career mode can freeze on the screen for no apparent reason and ruin your gaming experience. We decided to make this guide and solve that problem once and for all.

Why is my EA Sports PGA Tour career mode freezing?

The most common reasons why EA Sports PGA Tour career mode is freezing can be:

  • incompatible system requirements
  • outdated graphics driver
  • corrupted game files
  • PGA Tour is not updated
  • game cache issue
  • too high in-game graphics settings

How do I fix the EA Sports PGA Tour career mode freezing?

Before moving on to our tips for troubleshooting the game’s career mode freezes, do this basic troubleshooting:

Now, if you haven’t solved the problem, follow our next tips:

  1. Update GPU driver
  2. Repair game files
  3. Clear the game launcher cache
  4. Lower in-game graphics settings

1. Update GPU driver

PGA Tour may experience startup issues, freezing, and crashes caused by outdated or corrupted graphics drivers. Update your graphics card driver to the latest version. Here’s how to manually update your GPU driver:

1. Press the Windows+R keys to bring up the Run dialog.

2. Type; devmgmt.msc and hit Enter to open Device Manager.

Run Command for Device Manager

3. Double-click on the Display adapters to expand, right-click on GPU, and select Update driver.

PGA Tour Career Mode Freezing - Update GPU driver

4. Click on Search automatically for drivers.

PGA Tour Career Mode Freezing -Search for new GPU drivers

5. Wait until Windows searches, downloading, and installs the latest GPU driver version.

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2. Repair game files

You may have a PGA Tour freezing issue if one or more game files are missing or corrupted. Do the following:

1. Run the EA app and go to your games library.

2. Locate PGA Tour and click Manage.

PGA Tour Career Mode Freezing - EA Sports Manage

3. Select Repair from the context menu and wait until the process is complete.

PGA Tour Career Mode Freezing - Repair Game Files

4. Launch PGA Tour to see if the freezing issue is gone.

The procedure is similar if you use the Steam launcher.

1. Right-click on the PGA Tour in the games library and select Properties.

2. Select Local Files and click on Verify integrity of game files.

Verify Game Files Integrity

3. Clear the game launcher cache

Time needed: 3 minutes

Clearing the EA app cache can resolve the PGA Tour career mode freezing issue. To do this, open the EA app and do the following:

  1. Open EA App

    Select options (three lines in the upper left corner) from the EA App.EA App Options

  2. Select App Recovery

    Now, select Help, and click on App Recovery.EA App Recovery

  3. Clear Cache

    Finally, click on the Clear Cache option.EA App Clear Cache

  4. Relaunch the EA App

    Log in to your account, and start PGA Tour to check if the freezing issue is gone

The procedure is similar if you use the Steam launcher:

1. Open Steam, and choose Steam>Settings from the menu.

2. Select Downloads from the left pane and Clear Download cache.

Steam client Clear Download Cache

4. Lower in-game graphics settings

You can solve the problem of freezing PGA Tour career mode by reducing the game’s graphics settings and trying different display modes, such as full-screen or windowed. We advise you to disable advanced graphics settings such as Advanced Hair, Motion Blur, etc.

1. Open Settings and choose Visual. First, change the display mode to Windowed and lower resolution.

PGA Tour Career Mode Freezing -  Windowed Mode

2. Disable HDR, Vsync, 3D Grass, Motion Blur, and Advanced Hair. Set other graphics quality to low or medium.

PGA Tour Career Mode Freezing -  Turn Off Advanced Visual

Extra steps:

If, after all our tips, PGA Tour Career Mode freezing issue still exists, consider these options:

  • Update PGA Tour
  • Delete the saved game files
  • Disable overlay in EA App, Steam, Windows (Xbox Game Bar), and Discord
  • Perform a clean boot (Prevent unnecessary apps from booting with Windows).
  • Reinstall PGA Tour to a different drive (prefer SSD)


This article explained why it happens and how to fix the EA Sports PGA Tour Career Mode freezing issue. Leave us a comment if you have a different solution to this problem or any questions or suggestions.

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