PGA CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: Seven Australian Golfers Ready for Oak Hill Challenge, tee times, TV times

Two Australians in the field for the 2023 PGA Championship finished in the top-10 last time it was held at Oak Hill in 2013. And both are in great form as they arrive at the second major of the year.

The 2023 PGA Championship, the second major golf tournament of the year, tees off this week. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, NY, this prestigious event will see seven Australian golfers in the field including Cameron Smith and two golfers who should have good memories around here; Jason Day and Adam Scott.

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Day and Scott both finished on the leaderboard in 2013 not far behind the eventual winner, Jason Dufner.

Day, who is the last Australian to win the PGA Championship in 2015, claimed his first victory on the PGA Tour in five years with a one-stroke victory at the AT&T Byron Nelson tournament last week. After years of battling injuries, Day is finally back on the winner’s list and looking to add a second major at Oak Hill this week but strangely won’t play the golf course before his opening 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’m just going to try and take it easy,” Day said.

“It’s not the first time I’ve come into the major championship not playing a practice round.”

Adam Scott is also in good form. Having made 16 consecutive cuts on the PGA Tour, Scott has posted two top-10s in his last two starts and is ranked second on the tour from putts between 10 and 15 feet.

The 2023 PGA Championship field includes 18 golfers from the LIV Tour in the field which means Open champion Cameron Smith will no doubt be contending this week. Smith has four top-10s to his name this year including a 2nd 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 who is making his debut in a major championship.

Australian tee times at the 2023 PGA Championship (AEST, Thursday and Friday morning)

9:27 PM Min Woo Lee, Andrew Putnam, Emiliano Grillo
10:33 PM Matt Fitzpatrick, Cameron Smith, Jon Rahm
11:06 PM Keegan Bradley, Jason Day, Bryson DeChambeau
2:30 AM Matt Cahill, Taylor Montgomery, Cameron Davis
3:20 AM Lucas Herbert, Brian Harman, Callum Shinkwin
3:36 AM Adam Scott, Max Homa,Tony Finau
4:15 AM Chris Sanger, J.J. Spaun, David Micheluzzi

For Australian golf fans, the PGA Championship can be watched via FoxSports and Kayo TV with coverage starting at 11pm Thursday (AEST).

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