Everything you need to know about the 2023 PGA Championship
The club pros get to compete, but the PGA and LIV golfers will be competing together again for the first time since the Masters. Here is everything you need to know about the 2023 PGA Championship.
In less than a week, the PGA golfers and the LIV golfers will be back together when the PGA Championship, the season’s second major, is held at Oakland Hills Country Club in upstate Rochester, N.Y. If this major matches the drama of the Masters earlier this month, golf fans will be lucky.
Of course, luck is a big part of both gambling and golf, and as this event draws closer we will provide you with our insight as we did prior to the Masters, when we correctly predicted Jon Rahm would be the winner. You are welcome.
PGA Championship locations tend to circle back to the sites of previous PGAs, and Oak Hill will be playing host to this tournament for the fourth time. Some quick facts: Is the PGA Championship a major? Yes, along with the Masters, the U.S. Open and the British Open. How many rounds are played? That would be four, one more than the players on the LIV Tour are playing in their 54-hole events. Among the players in the PGA Championship are 20 club pros who gain entrance through regional qualification tournaments.
What is the PGA Championship?
Until 2019, it was the fourth and final men's major of the golf season. Since that year, the tournament has been played in May on the weekend before Memorial Day, making it the season's second major, following the Masters.
When is the PGA Championship?
Justin Thomas will be the defending champion when this event is held May 18-21 in upstate New York at Oak Hill Country Club.
Where’s the PGA Championship being played?
Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, N.Y., just outside of Rochester, will play host for the first time since 2013. Founded 122 years ago in 1901 and best known for its East golf course, the club has hosted multiple major championships.
Who runs the PGA Championship
The PGA Championship was established by the Professional Golfers Association of America for the purpose of providing a high-profile tournament specifically for professional golfers at a time when they were generally not held in high esteem because the sport was largely run by wealthy amateurs.
How long is the PGA Championship?
The event takes place over four days in late spring and promises to be one of the most watched events of the season because of the divide between the PGA Tour and the LIV Tour, which is in its third year and has split the loyalties of many of the sport’s best players.
How much are PGA Championship tickets?
Tickets start at $53, with an average price of $444. They can be purchased on the secondary ticket market, too.
How many spectators at the PGA Championship?
The PGA of America has not released the exact number of tickets it will be selling to the public, although the rules for spectators are many and can be found on the association’s website.
When was this event last held at Oak Hill?
In 2013, Jason Dufner took the lead with a birdie to move to 11-under-par, and from that point onward was the sole leader. He defeated Jim Furyk by two strokes.
How many golfers are in the PGA Championship?
There are 156 golfers in the PGA Championship, including 20 club pros.
Can LIV players play in the PGA Championship?
Yes. Currently, only the four major championships – the Masters, the PGA, the U.S. Open and the British Open -- allow players from the competing tours to compete.
Is Tiger Woods playing in the PGA Championship?
Right now, it does not look good. Woods had fusion surgery on his right ankle three weeks ago to alleviate arthritis from a broken bone.
Who is playing in the PGA Championship?
Everybody who is anybody, just like The Masters. And, hey, that is what makes the majors special, especially because of the LIV vs. PGA battle that showed just a slight sign of ebbing this past week when LIV honcho Greg Norman suggested the two tours needed to open a dialogue to better co-exist.
What is the cut line for the PGA Championship?
The top 70 players and ties make the cut after 36 holes.
Who has won the PGA Championship?
That is a long list of 70 names that includes 22 multiple-time winners, led by Jack Nicklaus and Walter Hagen with five apiece. From 1916 to 1957, the event was match play. It shifted to stroke play in 1958. Justin Thomas is the defending champion.
What is the PGA Championship playoff format?
If the event is tied after 72 holes, there is a three-hole aggregate playoff. Whoever has the lowest score after three holes wins it. If it is still tied, it goes to a sudden-death format.
How much does the winner of the PGA Championship get?
This year’s championship purse has not yet been announced, but last year Thomas earned a record $2.7 million for his first-place finish.
How to watch the PGA Championship?
ESPN and ESPN+ provide exclusive coverage of the first two rounds of the PGA Championship. CBS and Paramount+ will provide exclusive coverage of the final two rounds of the PGA Championship with ESPN and ESPN+ airing lead-in coverage each day.
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