The new year on the PGA Tour is more uncertain than ever

KAPALOA, Hawaii (AP) – One moment a blue humpback whale’s tail pierced the Pacific Ocean below Kapalua’s Plantation Course. Not long after, when the players started lining up for practice runs, a short shower sent everyone looking for cover.

It was a fitting start to a new year on the PGA Tour, as conditions can change without warning. As for what to expect in 2023 – the short answer is anything – check in with Scotty Scheffler and what he’s been up to going for the past year.

“It was one great win,” Scheffler said with a laugh. “When you have zero, all you are looking for is one.”

He ended up with four, including a Masters Green jacket, a PGA Tour record of $14 million in tournament winnings and a Jack Nicklaus bronze award for being Player of the Year.

At these times, trying to decipher which player will appear is secondary to the many other issues off the track. Here are six themes to think about for 2023:

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