2023 Disc Golf Major Tournaments
the grand slams of the disc golf world, winning a major tournament cements any players status as great in the history books. With only four chances to win in 2023, the disc golf major tournaments are coveted by all professionals in the MPO field. Here’s a breakdown of the events.
2023 Disc Golf Major Tournaments – MPO
PDGA Champions Cup
The newest major added to the Disc Golf Pro Tour major tournaments list, the Champions Cup is held in Appling Georgia at W.R. Jackson Memorial Course. The Pro Purse totalled $140,000 for both the MPO and FPO events and 109 MPO players started the event. The winner of the event in 2023, Isaac Robinson, took home $14,000 after shooting a -40 over the four day event.
Played at the Beast, in the Nokia Disc Golf Park in Finland, the European Open takes skill in all types of shot making to win. The only current Disc Golf Pro Tour Major tournament to be held in Europe, this tournament invites players from the US to take on the best in the rest of the world. Last year, Eagle Mcmahon took down the Major with a -41 down to win $12,000 over the 117 man field.
Professional Disc Golf World Championships
The Professional Disc Golf World Championships, or Worlds, is the most coveted prize in disc golf major tournaments or any disc golf event for that matter. Played over the course of five days, with the biggest field for any event, separated into two groups for the first two days, Worlds takes guts, mental strength and skill to win. Played in Vermont in 2023, Worlds will require players to play three separate courses: Smuggler’s Notch, Fox Run Meadows, and Brewsters Ridge. Past notable open champions include, Ken Climo (x12), Paul Mcbeth (x6) and Nate Doss (x3)
Held at Winthrop University on the Winthrop Gold course since, the USDGC is one of the most historic and prestigious disc golf major tournaments of all time. Won by the likes of Mcbeth, Sexton, Dickerson and Koling the USDGC is ever changing, with Winthrop Golds presenting new forms of obstacles and risky out of bounds lines on nearly every hole.