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2023 Jon Rahm Wins The Masters


Watch every single shot from 2023 Masters Champion Jon Rahm’s final round

Jon Rahm Secures Historic Victory at the 2023 Masters Tournament

The 2023 Masters Tournament, the 87th edition of this prestigious golf championship, made its mark as the first major golf event of the year.

Held from April 6th to April 9th at the renowned Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, the tournament witnessed history in the making as Jon Rahm, a talented golfer from Spain, emerged victorious. 

The Triumph of Jon Rahm

Jon Rahm’s victory at the 2023 Masters Tournament will forever be etched in the annals of golf history.

Coming from two strokes behind at the start of the final round, Rahm displayed exceptional skill and composure.

His final round score of three-under-par 69 brought his tournament total to 276 (–12), securing a four-stroke lead over the runners-up, Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson.

This remarkable feat also made Jon Rahm the fourth Spaniard to claim the coveted Masters title.

A Rollercoaster Final Round

The final round of the 2023 Masters Tournament was nothing short of thrilling. Brooks Koepka, vying for his fifth major championship, initially held a two-shot lead after the third round.

However, the final day proved to be challenging for Koepka, as he carded a 75, slipping to second place.

Phil Mickelson, at 52 years old, displayed extraordinary resilience by recording a 65 (–7) in the final round, catapulting him into a tie for second place. Mickelson’s performance also earned him the distinction of becoming the oldest player in Masters history to finish inside the top five.

Course Modifications

One notable change at the Augusta National Golf Club for the 2023 Masters Tournament occurred at the par-5 13th hole.

The golf club acquired additional land from the adjacent Augusta Country Club, allowing them to extend the tee boxes and increase the hole’s length to 545 yards (498 m), a forty-yard (37 m) expansion.

The Exclusive Field

Participation in the Masters Tournament is by invitation only, making it the smallest field among major golf championships.

Invitations are awarded based on various criteria, including past winners, recent major champions, leading finishers in the previous year’s majors, top performers on the PGA Tour, winners of full-point PGA Tour tournaments in the preceding 12 months, high-ranking players in the Official World Golf Ranking, and select leading amateurs.

Unchanged Qualification Criteria

Amid discussions about potential changes to the exemption and qualification criteria for major championships, Augusta National announced on December 20, 2022, that the existing criteria for the Masters Tournament would remain unaltered, and qualifying LIV Golf players would be invited.

Par 3 Contest

Before the tournament officially kicked off, the Par 3 Contest on April 5, 2023, provided its own share of excitement. Tom Hoge emerged as the winner with an impressive score of 21 (−6).  This event witnessed five holes-in-one, including one by Tom Hoge himself on the eighth hole.

Séamus Power made history by recording aces on consecutive holes, becoming only the fourth player in the event’s history to achieve this feat. Bubba Watson and defending champion Scottie Scheffler also added to the excitement with holes-in-one.

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