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Golf’s ‘Major’ season is fast approaching – below is a detailed overview of some of the must-see tournaments

Soon, the cold, dark winter months will be in the past, and we can look forward to getting out on the course and enjoying practicing in some warmth again.

As well as giving us the chance to get out and play, golf’s ‘majors’ season will be returning too. We’ve put together a guide of the must-see tournaments happening for 2023. Check it out below.

The Masters Tournament 6-9 April 2023

The Masters Tournament is one of the biggest events in the golf season. Held at the prestigious Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, the tournament is lauded for its history, prestige, and difficulty. The Masters is the first major tournament of the golf season, and for many it is the most important.

The course is notoriously complex, even the most experienced players have fallen foul of its many traps over the years. Amen’s Corner, 11th 12th and 13th holes, are some of the most famous and feared holes on the course and can change the leaderboard in an instance. Our favourite hole is the 12th, named Golden Bell, a short 155-yard Par 3 featuring a large waterway and challenging bunkers, and has long proved to be the making or the undoing of many a Masters campaign.

The PGA Championship 18-21 May 2023

The PGA Championship, also known as USPGA and US PGA Championship, is held across the US, but it usually takes place somewhere on the east coast. The PGA Championship was previously in mid-August around Labour Day but since 2019 the tournament has been moved to May to be played on the weekend of Memorial Day.

This year, the PGA Championship will be held at the Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York. With a total prize fund of $15 million up for grabs, it’s always a big event in the golf season.

US Open 15-18 June 2023

As we head into the summer, the US Open is the next tournament to mark on your calendar. This year’s 123rd edition will be taking place at the Los Angeles Country Club in California with a total prize fund of $17.5 million.

The US Open is the highest paying of all the major tournaments, so as a result it can often be the most exciting date on the golf calendar.

The Open Championship 20-23 July 2023

Rounding off the golf ‘major’ of the year is The Open Championship. Regarded by many as golf’s true flagship event, this historic competition celebrated its 150th anniversary last year at the iconic Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland.

This year, The 151st Open Championship will be held at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Wirral, England. Can reigning champion Cameron Smith, who recently joined the LIV Golf Tour claim a second consecutive tournament win? Or will he or any of the other LIV Golf Tour players feature at this year due to the ongoing court case. You’ll just need to watch and find out.

Conclusion

As we leave winter behind and the weather improves, there’s an action-packed golf season to look forward to. Mark these dates on your calendar to ensure you don’t miss any of the action.

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