Apr 18, 2023
POSTED BY: Nicholas Venditti

2023 Masters Tournament Summary

The 2023 Masters Tournament wrapped up Sunday, April 9th, and was full of surprises and excitement for golf fans! Jon Rahm emerged victorious, and Spain boasts yet another Masters champion. This came about after a significant turning of the tables in the tournament's final round. 

On Sunday, Brooks Koepka started the day in the lead at 13 under, while Jon Rahm was four behind him. By the time the tournament finished, Koepka was tied for second with Phil Mickelson and four strokes behind Jon Rahm, who was officially the champion!

Where Was the Masters in 2023?

The 2023 Masters Tournament was the 87th Masters Tournament and was the first of the four major men's golf championships that will be held this year. It took place from Thursday, April 6th to Sunday, April 9th, at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. 

The Augusta National Golf Club has hosted the annual Masters Tournament since 1934 - it’s the only major hosted at the same course every year. In 2009, Golf Digest ranked it in a list of America's 100 greatest courses! 

What Was the 2023 Masters Schedule? 

Details of the 2023 tournament schedule can be found on the Masters website. There, events are detailed as follows: 

  • Thursday, April 6th - Round 1
  • Friday, April 7th - Round 2
  • Saturday, April 8th - Round 3
  • Sunday, April 9th - Round 4

However, the weather can sometimes have different ideas in mind. On Saturday, 45 minutes of rain resulted in play being suspended. On Sunday, conditions were dry and sunny following two days of bad weather. The third round was completed Sunday morning, and the final round began in the afternoon. 

Who Qualified for the 2023 Masters? 

A total of 104 players were invited to participate in the Masters Tournament, including all past champions still living, and including 18 LIV golfers. Invitations were sent based on certain eligibility criteria. According to the Masters website, the invitees were as follows: 

Abraham Ancer
Sam Bennett
Keegan Bradley
Sam Burns
Patrick Cantlay
Ben Carr
Cameron Champ
Corey Conners
Fred Couples
Harrison Crowe
Jason Day
Bryson DeChambeau
Harris English
Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira
Tony Finau
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Tommy Fleetwood
Ryan Fox
Sergio Garcia
Talor Gooch
Brian Harman
Tyrrell Hatton
Russell Henley
Kazuki Higa
Tom Hoge
Max Homa
Billy Horschel
Viktor Hovland
Mackenzie Hughes
Sungjae Im
Dustin Johnson
Zach Johnson
Si Woo Kim
Tom Kim
Chris Kirk
Kevin Kisner
Kurt Kitayama
Brooks Koepka
Jason Kokrak
Bernhard Langer
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
Min Woo Lee
Shane Lowry
Sandy Lyle
Hideki Matsuyama
Matthew McClean
Rory McIlroy
Adrian Meronk
Phil Mickelson
Keith Mitchell
Larry Mize
Francesco Molinari
Taylor Moore
Collin Morikawa
Kevin Na
Joaquin Niemann
Alex Noren
Jose Maria Olazabal
Louis Oosthuizen
Mito Pereira
Thomas Pieters
J.T. Poston
Aldrich Potgieter
Seamus Power
Jon Rahm
Patrick Reed
Justin Rose
Gordon Sargent
Xander Schauffele
Scottie Scheffler
Charl Schwartzel
Adam Scott
Vijay Singh
Cameron Smith
Jordan Spieth
Scott Stallings
Sepp Straka
Adam Svensson
Sahith Theegala
Justin Thomas
Harold Varner III
Bubba Watson
Mike Weir
Danny Willett
Aaron Wise
Gary Woodland
Tiger Woods
Cameron Young
Will Zalatoris

The past champions not playing listed on the Masters website were as follows: 

Tommy Aaron
Jack Burke Jr.
Angel Cabrera
Charles Coody
Ben Crenshaw
Nick Faldo
Raymond Floyd
Trevor Immelman
Jack Nicklaus
Mark O'Meara
Gary Player
Craig Stadler
Tom Watson
Ian Woosnam
Fuzzy Zoeller

Who Won the 2023 Masters Tournament? 

Ultimately, Jon Rahm came out victorious ahead of Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson to take home the green jacket! At the start of the final round, he was two strokes behind Koepka. However, he shot a 3-under 69 and finished 12-under by the end! 

This makes his second major tournament victory and his first Masters win! His first major tournament win was the 2021 U.S. Open. He and Seve Ballesteros are the only Spanish players to be the winners of two different majors.

Highlights of the 2023 Masters Tournament

This exciting tournament had lots of surprises and noteworthy moments! We'll cover a few of the most memorable occurrences of the tournament below: 

Excellent Performance by Sam Bennett

Sam Bennett, an amateur folder, made his Masters debut in 2023. The 23-year-old American earned a spot in the headlines after impressive performances. He’s likely to have an exciting and prosperous future in the sport! 

Stitch Golf Makes an Appearance with Vijay Singh's Tour Bag

Vijay Singh showed up to the 2023 Masters Tournament fashionably accessorized, sporting an excellent tour bag from our selection at Stitch Golf! 

This isn't the first time Stitch products have been spotted at the Masters Tournament! In 2022, Austin Greaser and women's amateur Emilia Migliaccio showed off the Stitch Golf SL2 bag on the Augusta National Golf Course. Before that, Paul Casey, Dylan Fritelli, and Brendan Todd carried our staff bag, and other players have been spotted using Stitch alignment sticks and headcovers! 

It's no wonder the top golfers trust our high-quality golf clubs and merchandise when on the course. Check out the selection of Stitch Golf bags available to see why the top players rely on our craftsmanship.

Tiger Woods Withdrawal

Tiger Woods, who has won the Masters Tournament five times, withdrew from the tournament on Sunday. He did so due to injury, his first time withdrawing in the 25 times he has participated in the Masters Tournament. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Money Did Jon Rahm Win at the 2023 Masters? 

Jon Rahm won a whopping $3.24 million at the 2023 Masters. Other top performers also brought home large sums, with the two second-place winners, Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson, receiving 1.584 million. 

Why Did Tiger Woods Withdraw from the 2023 Masters? 

Due to injury, Tiger Woods withdrew from the 2023 Masters Tournament before play resumed on Sunday. On Saturday, his pain was apparent in the wet and cold conditions. On Sunday morning, he shared on Twitter that his plantar fasciitis was reaggravated and that he would withdraw.  

Final Thoughts

The 2023 Masters Tournament made for an exciting event for golf fans. Does all this exciting golf news have you in the mood to hit the course yourself? Get geared up with equipment the pros trust by shopping our excellent, high-quality selection at Stitch Golf