The Masters 2023 – Who’s Playing and How You Can Enjoy a Luxury Experience at the Major
In April golf’s Masters Championship returns. One of the sport’s four majors and probably the most coveted prize in the world of golf, the Masters is one of the most prestigious sporting competitions on the planet. Unlike all the other golf majors, the Masters takes place at the same venue year after year, the legendary Augusta National Golf Club.
Every year the field consists of the best players in the world, as well as previous winners who are invited back as a tradition. The setting is stunning, with golfers and fans alike engulfed by Georgia’s famous pines, as the players compete for the iconic Green Jacket over four days of gruelling competition on sloping fairways and the most challenging greens in the world. The pine trees, coupled with the course’s charming azaleas, create a visual environment which evokes the senses and gives the tournament its unrivalled aura.
With the event still a couple of months away, the exact field of competitors hasn’t been completely finalised, meaning we don’t currently know everyone who’ll be playing at the 2023 Masters. However, we do know that previous Masters winners have a lifelong invitation to play, meaning huge names such as Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods should be there, fitness permitting.
Players who’ve won one of the other three majors in the last five years have also been invited back as usual, meaning we’re very likely to see appearances from the likes of Bryson DeChambeau, Cam Smith, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas and Shane Lowry competing for the $15,000,000 prize pot.
Other predominant figures who’ve made the cut so far due to rankings and previous tour wins include England’s Tommy Fleetwood and USA’s Brooks Koepka, as well as Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and USA’s Patrick Reed, who will continue their intense personal rivalry that recently blew up over a court subpoena and the throwing of a tee!
Another area of controversy surrounding the Masters this year, as well as every other golf tournament that’s currently being played, is the months-long dispute over whether players who’ve defected to the brand-new Saudi Arabian-backed LIV Tour will be able to compete. As it stands, the Masters has confirmed that LIV players who have qualified for this year’s tournament based on the usual criteria will be allowed to compete at Augusta in 2023. The aforementioned Johnson, Mickelson, Reed, Smith, DeChambeau and Koepka will therefore all keep their place in the field, despite having moved over to the highly controversial new tour.
What we can do for you
Simply put, the Masters is a sporting spectacle that all golf fans should try to experience at least once in their lives. Here at Blend Group, we are specialists in delivering bespoke, luxury event experiences for our valued clients. Over the years, we’ve provided once-in-a-lifetime experiences for clients attending the Masters and we’d love to do so for you this time round.
We’d highly recommend a stay at the Champions Retreat, the exclusive hospitality complex set up by three legends of the game – Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer. The distinguished and concealed facility, which includes two private golf courses, presents a place that like-minded golf fans can make their home during Masters week. You can read more about the Retreat here.
You can also read about a bespoke 5-night experience we organised for a group of clients who wanted to watch the action live as well as play a couple of rounds themselves. We based them at the stunning 5-star Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee and organised for them to play two rounds at championship courses, as well as secured them unlimited access to a VIP hospitality venue when at the event.
If you want to enquire about your very own Masters experience at this year’s event, which promises to be one of the most memorable ever, please get in touch with us here. We’d love to put together a bespoke itinerary for you, including any travel requirements you have and any additional experiences you want to enjoy.