Unveiling the Excitement: PGA Championship 2023 Golf Preview – Why you have to watch
The wait for the PGA Championship is finally over. On May 18 the world’s golfing heavyweights collide for what will be the 107th year of the major competition. The PGA Championship 2023 will be undergoing some internal changes with the merger of the PGA Tour Canada and the PGA Tour Latinoamerica being merged into the PGA Americas as of next February. Last year’s winner of the Wanamaker Trophy was Justin Thomas and he will be back, sharp as ever looking to make it two in a row. But he has stiff competition as the two bookmakers’ favorites are the ones getting all the attention lately. Jon Rahm of Barrika, Spain has set the golf world on fire since his first major victory in 2021. After winning a plethora of tournaments in the last couple of years, he continued to shine in the Master’s Tournament, winning it back in April and becoming the first golfer from Europe to win both The US Open and the Masters.
Rahm will have to be on his game if he is to keep up this fantastic run as the man he knocked off the top spot of the world rankings is going to be right behind him, waiting for an opportunity to claim his crown once again. Scottie Scheffler, who recently won the 2023 Players Championship, hopes to add the PGA Championship to his achievement list. Other notable names to look out for on the course this year are Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koekpa, and Patrick Cantlay.
This year’s competition will be held at the East Course of Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y. The course hasn’t been used for the PGA tour for a decade and since its re-vamp, it looks very different today. With its unique design and challenging layout, the course which is famous for its fast-paced greens, requires precision and concentration. Not to mention the notorious ‘Hill of Fame.’ Dubbed for its elevations and inclines, the par 4 hole is a struggle for even the best golfers with its well-guarded green surrounded by sand traps and hazards along the way.
The $15,000,000, is more than enough to convince the best of the best to tee it up which in turn attracts millions of fans. The winner of this year’s tournament will receive a mouth-watering $2.7 million, which will be fuel for the most focused of players to play above their best and slightly off-putting, to say the least for the ones with nerves of jello!
The PGA Championship 2023 is set to be an exhilarating affair full of ups and downs and plenty of world-class talent on display. The Tournament runs from May 18 – 21 so you don’t want to miss it.
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