The 2023 PGA Championships saw both the highs and lows a player can go through. While several big stars failed to make the impact they were hoped off, some passed out with flying colors. LIV Golf’s Brooks Koepka return back to winning ways as he came out on top at the tournament. This marked this third triumph at the Oak Hill tournament and this first since 2019. This year, the total prize purse was increased by $2.5 million, taking the grand total to $17.5 million.
The second day of the tournament saw rain play a major part as well. Many would argue this played an important factor in who would come out on top. While Koepka took away the top prize of $3.1 million and the trophy, Scottie Scheffler and Viktor Hovland were tied for second, two strokes behind him and so had to settle with the joint second place finish and prize of $1.8 million.
“I’ll be honest, I don’t think I dreamed of it as a kid that I was going to win this many,” a joyous Koepka spoke about his triumph. While winning the tournament, he found his name in history books. He became just the third player after golf greats Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, to win this competition on three separate occasions.
Major tournament comes with major prize money: Here are the prize money payouts for the 2023 PGA Championship
The 2023 PGA Championship event saw Brooks Koepka script history. The LIV Golfer won his fifth major title and became the first to win a major championship while representing the Saudi-backed league. He carded 3-under-67 in the final round. This helped him finish ahead of Viktor Hovland and finish the event with minus-nine.
Even before the tournament became, the hype for it was unmeasurable. This turned out to be a better ending for Koepka after the disappointing turn of events at The Masters cost him the championship. Here is the list of the total prize distribution which the players achieved at the 105th PGA Championship.
Scottie Scheffler and Viktor Hovland
Kurt Kitayama, Cam Davis and Bryson DeChambeau
Rory McIlroy and Sepp Straka
Justin Rose, Patrick Cantlay and Cameron Smith
Corey Conners, Victor Perez and Shane Lowry
Michael Block, Eric Cole and Tyrrell Hatton
Tommy Fleetwood, Min Woo Lee, Patrick Reed, Xander Schauffele and Mito Pererira
Matt NeSmith, Ryan Fox and Alex Smalley
Justin Suh, Hayden Buckley and Collin Morikawa
Hideki Matsuyama, Taylor Pendrith, Chris Kirk, Keegan Bradley, Harold Varner III, Jordan Speith, Adam Scott, K.H.Lee, Denny McCarthy, Patrick Rodgers and Callum Tarren
Sahith Theegala, Adam Svensson, Thomas Pieters, Chez Reavie, Beau Hossler, Lucas Herbert, Adam Hadwin, J.T Poston, Thomas Detry and Adrian Meronk
Stephen Jaegar, Jon Rahm, Nicolai Hojgaard and Padraig Harrington
Dustin Johnson, Max Homa and Lee Hodges
Keith Mitchell, Tom Hoge, Zack Johnson and Phil Mickelson
Thriston Lawrence, Sihwan Kim and Rikua Hoshino
Pablo Larrazabal, Matt Wallace, Justin Thomas and Taylor Montgomery
Yannik Paul, Joel Dahmen and Ben Taylor
Sam Stevens, Tony Finua and Taylor Moore
This is it for the PGA Championship this year. The next major event will be the Charles Schwab Challenge at the Colonial Country Club in Texas. It will start on May 25 and will conclude on May 28. Which players from this event will take part in that will be decided later.
Vinay Dave is a Content Writer and Editor of US Sports at FirstSportz. He currently crafts topics going on the diamonds of Major League Baseball (MLB), the icy arenas of National Hockey League (NHL) and the greens of Golf.
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