The Golf Report: The Epic Finale in the 2023 Players Championship
Updated: May 9
Welcome to the weekly Golf coverage, where we will look over the recent PGA event, some LIV Tour vs PGA Tour drama, and look ahead to the next coming events. The Players Championship has come and gone, and from this point on, it’s pretty darn clear that there is a top golfer in the world: Scottie Scheffler. Scottie has continuously won event after event this year.
Before we jump into specific Scottie wins and stats, let's go over the top finishers this week:
Scottie Scheffler -17 ($4.5 Million payout)
Tyrrell Hatton -12 ($2,725,000)
Viktor Hovland -10 ($1,450,000)
Tom Hoge -10 ($1,450,000)
Hideki Matsuyama -9 ($1,025,000)
Min Woo Lee -8 (736,607)
Max Homa -8 (736,607)
Justin Suh -8 (736,607)
Justin Rose -8 (736,607)
David Lingmerth -8 (736,607)
So, Scottie won again, and he has had quite the impressive run as of the past year. That being said, let’s jump into his last year: starts the year off with a Waste Management win in 2022, then wins the WGC-Dell Match Play event, then the big Masters win in April of ‘22, then Scheffler doesn’t win until Feb. of ‘23 where he wins the Waste Management again, and then he wins the Players Championship (Which he didn’t even make the cut for last year). He has had quite the impressive year, some say it rivals some of Tiger's decent years (Which is incredibly hilarious to think that Tiger was doing what Scottie had done all year in about 6 months).
What's next now? We’ve got a few events from next week up until April, but I’d say most of the golf fans have their eyes on the greatest weekend in golf: The Masters. But before that, lets look into the next few events: The Valspar Championship (March 16-19), Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship (March 23-26), Valero Texas Open (March 30-April 2), and then finally the Masters (April 6-9).