The Fall leg of the 2022/23 PGA Tour still has a couple of tournaments left, and things just got a little more interesting with Tiger Woods announcing that he’ll be playing in the Hero World Challenge the first weekend of December.
That might be a nice tune-up for “The Match” on December 10th when Woods / Rory McIlroy take on Jordan Spieth / Justin Thomas.
Regardless of how the last few tournaments of the 2022 calendar year end up, it’s time to start anticipating 2023. Betting odds aren’t out for all of these yet, but here are some tourneys to be hopeful for once we ring in 2023.
So, without further ado, let’s go over the top five PGA tournaments you simply have to bet on in the upcoming 2023 PGA season!
Tour Championship, Atlanta GA
The last tournament of the FedEx Cup playoffs always draws some controversial scrutiny. This is a staggered event, so the leader starts the weekend with a built-in lead.
Scottie Scheffler was awarded a -10 lead even before the tournament started as he came in as the FedEx Cup points leader, but a meltdown on Sunday allowed McIlroy to come back and claim the $18,000,000 prize.
WM Phoenix Open, Scottsdale AZ
It’s one of the most electric tournaments of the season, and the 16th hole at the WM Phoenix Open is the rowdiest on the Tour. There’s going to be even more electricity in the air in Scottsdale in 2023 as the purse goes from $8.2 to $20 million as part of the ‘elevated event’ status.
U.S. Open, Los Angeles California
The USGA has thrown out some pretty difficult course layouts for the U.S. Open lately, with the last three winners all shooting just -6.
If he doesn’t win the Masters in April or the PGA Championship in June, this would be a great spot for La Jolla, California native Xander Shauffele to pick up his first major.
The Open, Merseyside, England
St. Andrews was supposed to be tough last season, but Cameron Smith picked up his first major championship shooting -20 under par to take the Open Championship.
McIlroy was the winner when the Open Championship was last at Royal Liverpool in 2014, but this is also the famous location where Woods only used his driver once the whole weekend in a 2006 win.
The Masters, Augusta GA
To borrow a line from famed college football broadcaster Keith Jackson, the Masters will always be “the granddaddy of them all.”
April 6th – 9th at Augusta next year is going to be no different, with McIlroy trying to capture his first green jacket.
Who knows who will have defected to the LIV by the time next year’s first major of the season goes down, so there could be even more drama on Magnolia Lane.
All in all, we should be in for another exciting PGA season, so make sure you stay tuned for more interesting golf articles and golf betting picks and previews!