The 2023 Honda Classic is one of the most highly anticipated events in the golfing calendar
…and with good reason. Taking place at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, this tournament promises to be a thrilling display of skill and talent from some of the world’s top golfers.
First held in 1972, the Honda Classic has a rich history of producing memorable moments and epic battles. In 2023, fans can expect more of the same as the top players in the world compete for the coveted title.
One player to watch is defending champion Lee Westwood. The Englishman won the 2022 Honda Classic in dramatic fashion, edging out fellow veteran Aaron Baddeley in a sudden-death playoff. Westwood, who turned 50 in 2023, has shown no signs of slowing down and will be looking to defend his title against a strong field.
Other top players who are likely to feature prominently in the tournament include Justin Thomas, who won the Honda Classic in 2018, and Rickie Fowler, who has finished in the top 10 at the event five times. Also, keep an eye on rising stars like Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovland, who have been making waves on the PGA Tour.
One of the unique features of the Honda Classic is the challenging course at the PGA National Resort & Spa. The course is known for its “Bear Trap,” a trio of holes (15th, 16th, and 17th) that are widely considered to be among the toughest on the PGA Tour. Players who can navigate the Bear Trap successfully are often the ones who come out on top.
Off the course, the Honda Classic is known for its charitable efforts. The tournament raises funds for the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation and other local charities, with over $50 million raised to date.
In addition to the exciting golf action and charitable efforts, the 2023 Honda Classic promises to offer a fantastic spectator experience. Fans can take advantage of the warm Florida weather and enjoy the tournament’s various amenities, including food and beverage options, merchandise shops, and interactive exhibits.
Overall, the 2023 Honda Classic is shaping up to be an unforgettable event for golf fans around the world. With top players competing on a challenging course and a variety of off-course activities, this tournament is sure to deliver a memorable experience for all involved.