The 2023 WLD season with be comprised of 12 events domestically and more than 30 events internationally. Players will tee it up to win more than $1.1 million in cash prizes. Competitors will have the opportunity to qualify for the World Long Drive Championship at eight qualifying North American events, equating to 128 total qualifying spots.
The tour tees off March 10-12, in Mesquite, Nevada. The Championship will be Oct. 18-22 at Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta.
“World Long Drive is exciting, challenging and fun,” said professional golfer and 2022 PLDA Championship runner-up Bryson DeChambeau. “I started long drive to increase my swing speed, and then I got addicted to hitting it farther and farther. I’m looking forward to qualifying for Atlanta and competing on a national stage in 2023.”
Amateur level competitors from all over the world aspiring to join the tour will have the opportunity to qualify at various ranges to make it to the grand stage of the championship. This grows the sport in inclusivity, as it will give competitors from 18 different countries the opportunity to compete in the established league.
“To say I am thrilled for World Long Drive to be returning to television is an understatement,” said 2019 World Long Drive Champion Kyle Berkshire. “The sport and its athletes deserve to be showcased on this platform, and I am excited for all of us to deliver many memorable moments and storylines to the viewers over the years to come.”
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