Excitement Builds at 2023 PGA Championship with Record $17.5 Million Purse and Brooks Koepka Leading the Pack
The 2023 PGA Championship is underway and the excitement is palpable as golf enthusiasts await the crowning of the champion. This year's tournament is being held at the historic Oak Hill Country Club in western New York, and the purse for the event is a record $17.5 million, with the winner taking home a cool $3.15 million and the coveted Wanamaker Trophy. The total purse for the 2023 PGA Championship is up from $15 million last year, reflecting a 25% increase from $12 million in 2021.
The tournament has seen some thrilling moments so far, with Brooks Koepka leading the pack going into the final round of play. The four-time major champion shot a 4-under 66 on the third day to take the lead, and is looking to follow up his close call at the Masters with another chance at a major heading into the weekend. He is being closely followed by Scottie Scheffler, Viktor Hovland, and Corey Conners, who are all tied for second place at 5-under par.
The PGA Championship has always been a prestigious event in the world of golf, and this year's tournament is no exception. The top three finishers will earn more than a million dollars each, and there are payouts for all players who make the cut. The payout breakdown for the 2023 PGA Championship ranges from $3.15 million for the winner to $32,500 for players finishing in 64th place.
The Oak Hill Country Club has proven to be a challenging course for the players, with narrow fairways and deep bunkers presenting obstacles on many holes. The course has been described as “soggy” due to recent rain, but that has not dampened the spirits of the players or the fans. The tournament has seen some thrilling moments, with players hitting precise tee shots and making difficult putts to stay in contention.
One of the most talked-about moments of the tournament so far was the pairing of Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau in the third round.
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