For golf fans, the announcement of each year's PGA tour schedule is an anticipated event, and this year is no exception. The dates for each of the events, including the Masters, the Open and the PGA Championship, have been formally announced, and some major changes to the 2023 PGA Tour Schedule are causing a buzz. Read on for the full story about this year's PGA golf schedule.
PGA Tour Schedule for 2023
With the 2023 schedule finally released, you can mark your calendar for some of the biggest tournaments of the year. Here's a quick rundown on the biggest PGA golf tournaments for easy reference:
- The 2023 WM Phoenix Open will occur February 9 to 12 at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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- The 2023 Genesis Invitational will be held February 16 to 19 at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California.
- The 2023 PLAYERS Championship is slated for March 9 to 12 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
- The 2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational is scheduled for March 2 to 5 at Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida.
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- The 2023 Masters will be held April 6 to 9 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
- Check out our 2023 Masters Recap and Highlights
- The 2023 RBC Heritage is slated for April 13 to 16 at Harbour Town Golf Links at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
- The 2023 Wells Fargo Championship is scheduled for May 4 to 7 at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina.
- The 2023 PGA Championship will take place May 18 to 21 at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York.
- The 2023 Memorial Tournament will be held June 1 to 4 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.
- The 2023 U.S. Open Championship will take place June 15 to 18 at Los Angeles Country Club in Los Angeles, California.
- The 2023 Open Championship is scheduled for July 20 to 23 at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England.
- The 2023 FedEx St. Jude Championship will happen August 10 to 13 at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee.
- The 2023 BMW Championship will take place August 17 to 20 at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois.
- The 2023 TOUR Championship is slated for August 24 to 27 at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia.
Key Changes Happening to the 2023 PGA Schedule
One of the biggest changes to the PGA championship 2023 schedule is changes to the number of elevated events. For 2023, 13 events have elevated status, and all but the Tournament of Champions have purses of $20 million or more. This big change is designed to make the PGA more attractive to players in hopes of preventing more defections to LIV Golf. Apparently, the PGA plans to rotate elevated events each year, so 2024's top tournaments are likely to include different names.
In 2022, the top players all agreed to appear at these 13 events in addition to participating in the majors, giving golf fans more guaranteed opportunities to watch the best in the game compete. On the downside, that means there's less of a chance of seeing the big names play at the other 30 non-elevated tournaments.
A few other changes for the 2023 season include:
- This is the last time the PGA will have a wraparound schedule that begins in September of the previous year. In 2024, all season events will be held during the calendar year.
- The Farmers Insurance Open will run from Wednesday to Saturday to avoid conflicts with the NFL Championship broadcast on Sunday.
- The winner of the Butterfield Bermuda Championship gets an invitation to the Master's this year.
- The FedEx Cup Playoffs will have 70 players, down from 125. Only 50 will advance to the BMW Championship and 30 will go on to the Tour Championship.
- Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina, hosted the CJ Cup for the first time from October 20 to 23, 2022. Information for 2023 has yet to be announced.
Planning on Attending a PGA Event This Year?
If you're hoping to head to a PGA event this year, here are some tips to make your golf getaway a success:
- Register early: Many of the big events for the PGA require you to register in advance to buy tickets. Get on board early because they typically close once they reach a maximum number of entrants.
- Consider daily tickets: Daily tickets tend to be available longer. You may be able to buy individual tickets to see the whole event, but expect to pay more if you do.
- Don't forget about credit card perks: Check to see if your credit card company offers discounts or priority purchase perks for PGA events. Also, check to see if your card provides any discounts for hotels and airfare.
- Book accommodations early: Hotels and Airbnb units will fill up fast in the host city. If you're registered for tickets, consider making a reservation just in case. Make note of how late you can cancel and still get a full refund.
- Explore package deals: Some events have ticket and travel packages that allow you to reserve everything and get your tickets for the event for one price. Check out the event website for more information.
- Browse the official site: Before the big day, check out the official website for the event to find maps and information about amenities.
- Refer to the guide for the event: The venue will send you an official spectator guide in advance. Read over it carefully, so you know the rules for the day. Be aware that there may be a dress code in place.
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