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As we nudge closer to March, the biggest tournaments in the golfing calendar are just around the corner. While there have already been some pretty big tournaments already in 2023, including the lively WM Phoenix Open and Dubai Desert Classic, nothing in golf compares to the four major tournaments.
Despite disputes still rumbling on between players on the LIV Tour and officials of the DP World Tour, all LIV players are allowed to play in all four majors this year should they meet the qualifying criteria. As everyone on LIV is currently indefinitely suspended from the PGA Tour, though, ranking points are hard to come by and will mean that some players miss out.
The Masters 2023
As always, the Masters is the first major golf tournament of the year. Scottie Scheffler is the reigning champion, after winning in Augusta last year in the midst of an incredible run of form. The world number two finished three shots ahead of Rory Mcilroy last year after the Irishman pulled off a miraculous final round of eight-under-par to make things slightly competitive.
The 2023 Masters is set to take place from the 6th-9th of April at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. It is arguably the most iconic course in all of golf.
The PGA Championship 2023
The PGA Championship used to be the last major of the year, however, that has changed in recent years and it now takes place in May. This year, the event is going to be held from the 18th-21st of May at the Oak Hill East Golf Course in New York. This historic and famous golf club is one of the only clubs to have hosted the US Open, PGA Championship and Ryder Cup.
Last year’s PGA Championship was won by Justin Thomas who picked up his second major at Tulsawon his second major at Southern Hills, Tulsa, Oklahoma. He mounted an impressive comeback on the final day and eventually beat Will Zalatoris in a playoff.
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The US Open 2023
The US Open is widely regarded as the hardest major to win, with incredibly tough pin positions and lightning-fast greens being commonplace. While other majors are often won with low scores of around -12, even par across four days of action is usually considered a good effort at the US Open.
Englishman, Matt Fitzpatrick won the event last year with a score of -6 after four superb rounds at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. This year the event will be held at The Los Angeles Country Club from the 15th-18th of June.
The British Open 2023
The British Open will be the final major of 2023, which seems risky considering the British weather. But that’s kind of what this tournament is all about, isn’t it? The British Open is very different from the other majors in the sense that it’s played in blustery weather conditions with unforgiving rough everywhere you look.
Cameron Smith will be looking to defend his crown this year with the event taking place from the 20th-23rd of July at Royal Liverpool. The Australian won last year’s event with a mammoth score of -20.
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