The first U.S. Women’s Open to be contested at Pebble Beach. The first U.S. Open played in Los Angeles in 65 years. The mystery that is LIV Golf’s upcoming schedule. Newly elevated events on the PGA Tour. And a Ryder Cup in Italy that will try to find steady ground amid golf’s tectonic shifts.
If we thought 2022 was full of excitement and upheaval, 2023 doesn’t figure to be any less compelling. With massive increases in purses across the spectrum, men and women are playing for more prize money than ever, and that makes the competitive stakes all the greater.