2023 PGA Championship

Coordinates: 43°6′45″N 77°32′6″W / 43.11250°N 77.53500°W / 43.11250; -77.53500
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2023 PGA Championship
Tournament information
DatesMay 18–21, 2023
LocationPittsford, New York
43°6′45″N 77°32′6″W / 43.11250°N 77.53500°W / 43.11250; -77.53500
Course(s)Oak Hill Country Club
East Course
Organized byPGA of America
Tour(s)
Statistics
Par70
Length7,394 yards (6,761 m)
Field156, 76 after cut
Cut145 (+5)
Prize fund$17,500,000[1]
Winner's share$3,150,000
Champion
United States Brooks Koepka
271 (−9)
Location map
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Location in the United States
Oak Hill CC is located in New York
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The 2023 PGA Championship was the 105th PGA Championship. It was a 72-hole stroke play tournament played on May 18–21 on the East Course of Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, New York.

Brooks Koepka finished at nine under for the tournament to win his third career PGA Championship and fifth major championship by two shots over Viktor Hovland and Scottie Scheffler.[2] Koepka joined Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as the only players to win three PGA titles in the stroke-play era and became the 20th player to win five majors.[3] With the victory, Koepka became the first golfer to win a major golf championship as a member of LIV Golf.[4]

Venue

bentgrass. The old par-3 sixth hole was removed and the fifth, sixth, and 15th holes were completely redesigned.[5][6]

Course layout

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 460 405 230 615 180 503 461 429 482 3,765 430 245 399 623 320 155 458 502 497 3,629 7,394
Par 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 4 35 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 35 70

Source:[7]

Previous course lengths for major championships

Field

Criteria

This list details the qualification criteria for the 2023 PGA Championship and the players who qualified under them; any additional criteria under which players qualified are indicated in parentheses.[8]

1. All past winners of the PGA Championship

2. Recent winners of the Masters Tournament (2019–2023)

3. Recent winners of the U.S. Open (2018–2022)

4. Recent winners of The Open Championship (2017–2022)

5. Recent winners of The Players Championship (2021–2023)

6. The top three on the Official World Golf Ranking's International Federation Ranking List as of April 24, 2023.

7. Current Senior PGA Champion

8. The leading 15 players, and those tying for 15th place, in the 2022 PGA Championship

9. The leading 20 players in the 2023 PGA Professional Championship

10. Top 70 eligible players from special money list on the PGA Tour from the 2022

AT&T Byron Nelson to the 2023 Wells Fargo Championship

11. Playing members of the 2021 Ryder Cup teams, who are ranked within the top 100 on the Official World Golf Ranking as of May 7, 2023[c]

12. Winners of official tournaments on the PGA Tour from the 2022 PGA Championship until the start of the championship

13. PGA of America invitees[d]

14. If necessary, the field is completed by players in order of PGA Championship points earned (per 10)

Alternates who gained entry

Round summaries

First round

Thursday, May 18, 2023
Friday, May 19, 2023

A frost delay caused tee times to be delayed on Thursday by almost 2 hours, ultimately resulting in play being suspended at 8:50 pm EDT due to darkness. 10 groups did not finish their rounds due to the suspension of play. Play resumed at 7:00 am EST on Friday.[16]

Bryson DeChambeau made three birdies over his final nine holes to shoot 66 (−4) and move atop the leaderboard at the end of the first round.[17]

Eric Cole, making his PGA Championship debut after getting into the field as an alternate, made three straight birdies on holes 2–4 and was alone in first place at five under when play was halted. He double-bogeyed the sixth hole (his 15th) on Friday morning to drop back to three under and a shot behind DeChambeau. Scottie Scheffler did not make a bogey in a round of 67 to join Cole in a tie for second place, along with Dustin Johnson who was tied with DeChambeau until a bogey on the 18th. Adam Scott also got to four under until a double bogey on the 18th dropped back to two under and a four-way tie for sixth place that included 2011 champion Keegan Bradley.[18][19]

Defending champion Justin Thomas made a double bogey on the sixth hole and shot two-over 72 in his opening round. World No. 1 Jon Rahm made six bogeys, including on his final three holes, and a double bogey as he began the tournament with a six-over 76.[20]

Place Player Score To par
1 United States Bryson DeChambeau 66 −4
T2 United States Eric Cole 67 −3
Canada Corey Conners
United States Dustin Johnson
United States Scottie Scheffler
T6 United States Keegan Bradley 68 −2
New Zealand Ryan Fox
Norway Viktor Hovland
Australia Adam Scott
T10 United States Hayden Buckley 69 −1
Spain Pablo Larrazábal
United States Keith Mitchell
Belgium Thomas Pieters
England Justin Rose
Austria Sepp Straka
United States Justin Suh

Source:[1]

Second round

Friday, May 19, 2023

Corey Conners, Viktor Hovland, and Scottie Scheffler tied for the lead through 36 holes at five under. Scheffler, one back at the start of the round, birdied the first hole after hitting his approach to within two feet. He bogeyed the seventh hole, his first bogey of the tournament, before hitting his tee shot on the par-three 15th hole to a foot for a birdie and a share of the lead with Conners. A closing bogey dropped Scheffler back to five under after a two-under round of 68.[21]

Conners was three under on his round and alone in first place at six under before a bogey at the seventh hole (his 16th) to match Scheffler's 68. Hovland birdied his first two holes, including holing a 20-foot putt on the second, then made another 18-footer for birdie at the 10th. At the 18th, Hovland hit his approach to five feet and made the putt for a closing birdie and a 67 (−3). It was Hovland's 10th consecutive major championship round inside the top 10 on the leaderboard.[22]

First-round leader Bryson DeChambeau double-bogeyed the sixth hole after hitting his approach shot into a greenside bunker and fell as many as five shots off the lead before making three birdies on the back nine to get back to four under. He found another bunker on the 18th and made bogey to fall to three under, two shots back of the lead. Justin Suh joined him in a tie for fourth place after making a 33-foot birdie putt on the eighth hole, his 17th.[23]

Two-time champion Brooks Koepka made five birdies on his closing nine holes, including both the 17th and 18th, to shoot a four-under 66 and climb into a tie for sixth place at two under. Michael Block, a club pro in California, was three under on his round before a bogey at the par-5 fourth hole and double bogey on the par-3 fifth after his tee shot struck a tree. He finished at even par and tied for 10th place, the first PGA professional to be inside the top 10 after the second round since 1988.[24]

The cut came at 145 (+5), with 76 players making it to the weekend. Defending champion Justin Thomas needed a seven-foot putt to save bogey on the 18th hole and make the cut on the number, as did two-time champion Phil Mickelson. Notables to miss the cut included 2015 champion Jason Day and reigning U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick.[25]

Place Player Score To par
T1 Canada Corey Conners 67-68=135 −5
Norway Viktor Hovland 68-67=135
United States Scottie Scheffler 67-68=135
T4 United States Bryson DeChambeau 66-71=137 −3
United States Justin Suh 69-68=137
T6 United States Brooks Koepka 72-66=138 −2
England Callum Tarren 71-67=138
T8 Canada Taylor Pendrith 70-69=139 −1
England Justin Rose 69-70=139
T10 United States Michael Block 70-70=140 E
United States Keegan Bradley 68-72=140
Australia Min Woo Lee 73-67=140
Republic of Ireland Shane Lowry 73-67=140
Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy 71-69=140
United States Keith Mitchell 69-71=140
United States Matthew NeSmith 70-70=140
Austria Sepp Straka 69-71=140
Canada Adam Svensson 70-70=140

Source:[1]

Third round

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Two-time champion Brooks Koepka shot a second consecutive round of 66 (−4) to take the 54-hole lead. Koepka made three birdies on the back nine, including a 46-foot putt on the 17th to reach six under for the tournament and a shot ahead of Corey Conners and Viktor Hovland.[26]

Conners, part of a three-way tie for the lead at the start of the round, reached seven under after a birdie at the par-3 15th hole. At the 16th, he drove into a bunker off the tee then had his second shot embed in the bank, leading to a double bogey that dropped him back to five under and an even-par round of 70. Hovland was two-over on his round before making three birdies in a five-hole span from 8-12. He holed an 18-footer for birdie at the 11th, then hit his approach on the 12th to four feet and made the putt to tie Conners for the lead at six under. He failed to get up-and-down from a greenside bunker on the 18th for a closing bogey, matching Conners' 70.[27]

Bryson DeChambeau double-bogeyed the sixth hole after finding water off the tee and also bogeyed the par-5 13th to fall to two-over on his round. He rebounded with birdie on the short par-4 14th after driving near the green, then hit his approach on the 15th to seven feet for another birdie to shoot 70 and finish alone in fourth place at three under, three shots off the lead. Scottie Scheffler, tied with Conners and Hovland for the lead at the start of the round, made four bogeys on his front nine and did not make his first birdie until the 14th as he fell back with a three-over 73, ending up in a tie for fifth place at two under.[28]

Club pro Michael Block shot even-par 70 for the third consecutive round and was tied for eighth place, becoming the first PGA professional to be inside the top 10 after the third round since Jay Overton in 1988.[29]

Place Player Score To par
1 United States Brooks Koepka 72-66-66=204 −6
T2 Canada Corey Conners 67-68-70=205 −5
Norway Viktor Hovland 68-67-70=205
4 United States Bryson DeChambeau 66-71-70=207 −3
T5 England Justin Rose 69-70-69=208 −2
United States Scottie Scheffler 67-68-73=208
7 Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy 71-69-69=209 −1
T8 United States Michael Block 70-70-70=210 E
United States Justin Suh 69-68-73=210
T10 United States Eric Cole 67-74-70=211 +1
England Tommy Fleetwood 72-71-68=211
Germany Stephan Jäger 72-70-69=211
Australia Min Woo Lee 73-67-71=211
Republic of Ireland Shane Lowry 73-67-71=211
France Victor Perez 70-72-69=211

Source:[1]

Final round

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Summary

Brooks Koepka shot a final-round 67 to win his third PGA Championship and fifth major championship by two shots over Viktor Hovland and Scottie Scheffler.[30]

Beginning the round with a one-stroke lead, Koepka made three straight birdies to increase the gap to three shots after four holes. He hit his tee shot on the sixth hole into the hazard and made his first bogey of the round, then made another bogey on the seventh when his approach shot hung in the rough around a greenside bunker. Koepka rebounded with birdies on the 10th and 12th, holing a 10-foot putt from just off the green, to offset another bogey on the par-3 11th after his tee shot plugged in a bunker.[31]

Hovland, meanwhile, made two birdies on the front nine including a 17-foot putt on the par-3 fifth hole as he stayed within one shot of Koepka's lead making the turn. He also birdied the 13th and 14th to go three under on his round and was still a shot behind Koepka heading to the 16th. He hit his tee shot into a fairway bunker, then had his second shot embed in the bank forcing him to take a drop and settle for a double bogey. Koepka birdied the hole after hitting his approach inside five feet as he opened up a four-shot lead with just two holes to play. Despite a bogey on the 17th, Koepka was able to two-putt for par on the 18th to finish at nine under.[32]

Scottie Scheffler made four birdies on the back nine and got within two shots of Koepka's lead as he shot a five-under 65, tying the lowest round of any player in the tournament, to tie Hovland for second place. Scheffler's finish coupled with Jon Rahm's T50 finish returned Scheffler to world number one. Corey Conners, who began the round a shot off the lead, made seven bogeys in a five-over 75 to fall into a tie for 12th place. Club pro Michael Block made a hole-in-one on the 15th hole and shot 71 (+1); his tie for 15th place was the best finish by a PGA professional since 1986 and qualified him for the following year's PGA Championship.[33]

Final leaderboard

Champion
Crystal Bowl winner (leading PGA Club Pro)
(c) = past champion
Top 10
Place Player Score To par Money (US$)
1 United States Brooks Koepka (c) 72-66-66-67=271 −9 3,150,000
T2 Norway Viktor Hovland 68-67-70-68=273 −7 1,540,000
United States Scottie Scheffler 67-68-73-65=273
T4 Australia Cameron Davis 71-70-71-65=277 −3 720,000
United States Bryson DeChambeau 66-71-70-70=277
United States Kurt Kitayama 70-71-71-65=277
T7 Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy (c) 71-69-69-69=278 −2 555,000
Austria Sepp Straka 69-71-73-65=278
T9 United States Patrick Cantlay 74-67-72-66=279 −1 465,000
England Justin Rose 69-70-69-71=279
Australia Cameron Smith 72-72-70-65=279

Scorecard

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Par 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 4 4
United States Koepka −6 −7 −8 −9 −9 −8 −7 −7 −7 −8 −7 −8 −8 −9 −9 −10 −9 −9
Norway Hovland −5 −5 −5 −6 −7 −7 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7 −8 −8 −6 −6 −7
United States Scheffler −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −4 −3 −4 −4 −4 −5 −6 −6 −6 −6 −7
Australia Davis +3 +3 +3 +3 +2 +2 +2 +1 E E E E E −2 −2 −2 −3 −3
United States DeChambeau −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −3 −4 −4 −3 −3 −2 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3
United States Kitayama +1 +1 +1 E −1 E E −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3
Northern Ireland McIlroy −2 −1 −1 E E −1 E E −1 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −2 −2 −2 −2
Austria Straka +2 +1 +1 +1 E +1 +1 E +1 E E E −1 −2 −3 −3 −3 −2
England Rose −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −3 −3 −3 −2 −1 −1 −1 −1 −2 −1 −1 −1
Canada Conners −5 −5 −4 −5 −4 −4 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −2 −1 −2 −2 −2 −1 E
United States Block +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 +2 E +1 +1 +1
Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par
Eagle Birdie Bogey Double Bogey

Source:[1]

Notes

  1. ^ Tiger Woods underwent ankle surgery following the Masters Tournament in April.[12]
  2. back surgery in April.[13]
  3. ^ Daniel Berger, Paul Casey, Sergio García, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Bernd Wiesberger were ranked outside the top-100 of the OWGR on May 7, 2023; of them, only Casey was given a special invitation (category 13).
  4. ^ The PGA of America usually invites all players ranked inside the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking. Eleven players with a world ranking of over 100 on May 7, 2023, were given invitations; eight of these had rankings between 101 and 150, while Johnson was ranked 253, Micheluzzi 361 and Donald 457.
  5. ^ Alex Smalley replaced Davis Love III.[9]
  6. ^ Lee Hodges replaced Vijay Singh.[9]
  7. ^ a b David Lingmerth and Callum Tarren replaced Jason Dufner and Martin Kaymer.[10]
  8. ^ Eric Cole took the place reserved for the winner of the AT&T Byron Nelson.[15]
  9. ^ Stephan Jäger replaced John Daly.[11]
  10. ^ Sam Stevens replaced Paul Casey.[14]

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