RIDGELAND, S.C. – The PGA Tour announced this week that 13 high-profile events will have purses of at least $20,000,000 in 2023. Sources confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday.
They will join nine other prestigious events, which the PGA Tour’s top players have pledged to play in to boost those fields. The tour continues to battle LIV Golf, which is a new circuit that attracts the best players around the globe.
Golfweek first reported the details of the four new elevated events.
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan Previously announcedThe Sentry Tournament of Champions, Players Championship and three invitationals (Genesis Invitational. Arnold Palmer Invitational. Memorial), WGC–Dell Technologies Match Play and the three FedEx Cup playoff events [FedEx St. Jude Championship. BMW Championship. and Tour Championship] would all be included in the list of elevated events.
The four other elevated tournaments will rotate on an annually basis to bring in stronger fields at additional events, once the PGA Tour returns from a calendar-year-based schedule.
Players made recommendations after a meeting that was led by Tiger WoodsAnd Rory McIlroyBefore the BMW Championship in Wilmington (Delaware) in August. The 13 elevated events will feature the top tour players, four major championships (if eligible), and three additional tour events per season.
Two of the newly elevated events for 2023 will be played the week following a major. The week following the Masters is the RBC Heritage, which will be played at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The week after the U.S. Open is the week of the Travelers Championship, which is scheduled for June 22-25 at TPC river Highlands in Cromwell.
Youre elevating great events, Spains Jon Rahm said. They are all incredible golf courses, all amazing events and a lot history, all of them. They are worthy of it. Hilton Head and Travelers for majors. Although I dont like the idea of playing after majors, Ive seen others do it and I know people who have done well.