Big changes are coming to the PGA Tour in 2023.
It was revealed on Wednesday that the PGA Tour is expected to announce the addition of four tournaments with elevated status to the 2023 slate, raising the number of such events from nine to 13.
PGA Tour Changes
This is exciting news for golf fans, as more elevated events mean more chances to watch the game's biggest stars. An elevated event has a purse of at least $20 million, which guarantees the presence of the sport's top golfers. Combined with the four major championships, there are now at least 17 events per season that will feature golf's best players.
The four new elevated events will be the WM Phoenix Open, the RBC Heritage, the Wells Fargo Championship and the Travelers Championship. While the nine existing elevated events will remain elevated every year, the four new ones will rotate each year and are expected to be different in 2024.
The recent trend of elevated events is an effort to combat the emergence of LIV Golf, the Saudi-backed series that has attracted numerous high-profile golfers with more guaranteed money.
More announcements and details are forthcoming, but in the meantime golf fans can look forward to even more noteworthy events next year.