Two Australians competing in the 2023 PGA Championship finished in the top 10 last time it was held in Oak Hill in 2013. Both are in great shape as they arrive at the second Major of the year.
The 2023 PGA Championship, the second major golf tournament of the year, begins this week. Set in the picturesque setting of the Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York, this prestigious event will bring seven Australian golfers to the course, including Cameron Smith and two golfers who should have fond memories here; Jason Day and Adam Scott.
Day and Scott topped the 2013 leaderboard near the eventual winner, Jason Dufner.
Day, who is the last Australian to win the PGA Championship in 2015, took his first PGA Tour win in five years with a one-stroke win in AT&T Byron Nelson Tournament last week. After years of battling injuries, Day is finally back on the winning list and looking to add a second major to Oak Hill this week, but oddly won’t be playing on the course until the first round.
“No matter how well I prepare, even if I go out and play a practice round, if I come in tomorrow tired and exhausted, it won’t do me any favors, so I’ll just try to calm down,” said Day.
“It’s not the first time I’ve come to a major championship without playing a practice round.”
Adam Scott is also in good shape. After 16 consecutive cuts on the PGA Tour, Scott has recorded two top 10 finishes in his last two starts and is second on the tour with putts between 10 and 15 feet.
The 2023 PGA Championship The course features 18 LIV Tour golfers, meaning Open champion Cameron Smith will no doubt be battling this week. Smith has four top ten finishes this year, including a second-place finish last week in Tulsa.
Smith, Day and Scott will be joined by fellow Australians Cameron Davis, Min Woo Lee, Lucas Herbert and David Micheluzzi making his major championship debut.
Australian tee times at the 2023 PGA Championship (AEST, Thursday and Friday morning)
21:27 Min Woo LeeAndrew Putnam, Emilian Cricket
22:33 Matt Fitzpatrick, Cameron SmithJon Rahm
23:06 Keegan Bradley, Jason’s dayBryson DeChambeau
2:30 Matt Cahill, Taylor Montgomery, Cameron Davis
3:20 am Luke HerbertBrian Harman, Callum Shinkwin
3:36 am Adam ScotMax Homa, Tony Finau
4:15 Chris Sanger, JJ Spaun, David Micheluzzi
For Australian golf fans, The PGA Championship can be watched via FoxSports and Kayo TV with coverage from 11pm on Thursday (AEST).