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Complete guide to the 2023 PGA Championship

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    In the world of professional golf, winning the PGA Championship® means you've likely cemented your career in a relatively cut-throat sport (despite its being touted as a gentlemen's game). Most golfers may tell you, however, that winning one championship only makes you hungry for more. The winnings, while grand, might be no match for the desire to be known as a legend.

    In the modern era, Jack Nicklaus holds the most PGA Championship titles with five, followed by Tiger Woods with four.

    The 2023 PGA Championship is shaping up to be one of colossal competition. In this article, we'll share important information about this historic event.

    When and where is the 2023 PGA Championship?

    The location of the PGA Championship changes every year. In 2023, it's taking place at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York.

    The two 18-hole golf courses here are steeped in the sport's rich history. They're known as the East Course and the West Course, and the former has a reputation for its difficulty.

    The sheer number and magnitude of trees (over 40,000 of them) may be the greatest challenge that golfers encounter here. Acorns that were planted almost a century ago have yielded tens of thousands of trees that thickly line the fairways. Couple this hallmark of the grounds with their rolling terrain, and a golfer's ability to line up ideal shots is constantly hindered.

    All the PGA Championship action this year will take place May 15-21, 2023. This includes events and attractions on the week days leading up to the PGA Championship, which begins on Thursday, May 18, 2023.

    How do I buy 2023 PGA Championship tickets and how much do they cost?

    Daily tickets in 2023 start at $55, but there are several days of events culminating before the 2023 PGA Championship begins on May 18th. Ticket prices for the championship vary depending on which events or days you want to attend.

    Below are the starting prices of tickets on each day:

    • Monday – Wednesday: Starts at $55 (plus taxes and fees)
    • Thursday: First round, starts at $200 (plus taxes and fees)
    • Friday: Second round, starts at $265 (plus taxes and fees)
    • Saturday: Third round, starts at $270 (plus taxes and fees)
    • Sunday: Championship round, starts at $270 (plus taxes and fees)
    • Packages: You can purchase multi-day packages through PGA's website starting at $1,950.

    In general, it's cheaper to attend on Thursday than on the final round on Sunday. This is because it's very popular to attend the last day to watch the most competitive play. It's the place to be when a player can secure the coveted Wanamaker Trophy.

    When and where can I watch the 2023 PGA Championship?

    There are several ways you can tune in to all the coverage of the championship if you're not able to make it there in person.

    Stream online

    You can stream live coverage on ESPN+:

    • May 18-19: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time
    • May 20-21: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Eastern Time

    Watch on TV

    If you'd rather watch on TV, you can find coverage as follows:

    Thursday and Friday, May 18-19

    • 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern Time on ESPN

    Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21

    • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time on ESPN
    • 1 p.m. to 7 pm. Eastern Time on CBS

    Enjoy cardmember benefits with Chase Sapphire Reserve®

    Chase Sapphire is an official partner of the PGA Championship. If you have a Sapphire Reserve card, you can experience many perks at this year's event. This includes access to a private Sapphire Lounge, located between the 10 green, 11 tee box and 13 fairway. While here, you can enjoy bites and drinks, as well as great views of the action. Access is granted on a first come, first served basis.

    Merchandise bag check/storage will also be available while supplies last for items purchased using your Sapphire Reserve Card at The PGA Shops presented by Chase Sapphire. Cardmember benefits will be promoted on POS signate at checkout. Also, if you're here, you can receive information about cardmember benefits and the event itself just outside, at the Chase Sapphire info booth.

    In summary

    Professional golfers often say that consistency is elusive. The PGA Championship requires 72 grueling holes over four days, and each player will have to maintain incredible focus. Who will prevail? You can head to Rochester to see all the action in person, or enjoy the commentary while watching at home. Either way, you'll likely witness golf history.

    Chase Sapphire is an official partner of the PGA Championship.

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