Advance Week Storylines
2023 Kaulig Companies Championship, July 12-16, 2023
Kelly aims for historic third title in four years
Defending champion Jerry Kelly returns to Firestone Country Club in 2023 after finishing 1st-2nd-1st in the last three Kaulig Companies Championships. With a win at this event, he would become the second player in history to win the Kaulig Companies Championship on three occasions, joining Bernhard Langer (2014, 2015, 2016). Kelly is one of five multi-time winners in the 40-year history of this PGA TOUR Champions event.
Stricker looks to continue torrid pace
Charles Schwab Cup leader Steve Stricker heads to the fourth major of the year in the midst of a historic season on PGA TOUR Champions. In his first 12 starts of 2023, Stricker has four wins (including two majors), along with five runner-up finishes. Stricker won the Kaulig Companies Championship in 2021 before finishing runner-up last year. He owns six senior major titles overall, which ranks him T5 on the PGA TOUR Champions all-time major wins list.
Cink returns to Firestone
Rookie Stewart Cink, who turned 50 on May 21, will tee it up for just the second time on PGA TOUR Champions. Cink finished third in his PGA TOUR Champions debut at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in May. A past winner at Firestone Country Club, Cink captured the 2004 WGC-NEC Invitational and finished runner-up to Tiger Woods in a four-hole playoff at the same event in 2006. Cink, who won the 2009 Open Championship, owns eight PGA TOUR victories, most recently winning the 2021 RBC Heritage.
Langer’s first start after making history
World Golf Hall of Fame member Bernhard Langer captured his record-setting 46th win on PGA TOUR Champions in his last start, with a two-stroke victory at the U.S. Senior Open. That win broke a tie Langer held with fellow World Golf Hall of Fame member Hale Irwin, who had previously established the PGA TOUR Champions record of 45 wins. Langer, at age 65, holds the top five spots for oldest winners on Champions Tour. He owns 12 senior major titles, including three wins at the Kaulig Companies Championship, both all-time records.
Something for everyone
Whether you’re a first-time attendee or longtime fan, there’s something for everyone at the Kaulig Companies Championship. The 2023 event will celebrate 70 years of professional golf at Firestone Country Club and the beginning of a new chapter with Kaulig Companies as the title sponsor.
The Kaulig Infinity Zone
We are taking the Kaulig Companies Championship to the next level with the Kaulig Infinity Zone!
Come into the Zone for an unforgettable experience full of live performances, interactive golf games, tasty food, libations, and more! Plus, you can watch the tournament live on our giant LED stage screen! Best of all, entrance is free to all ticket levels!
Activities and experiences fans can look forward to in the Infinity Zone include:
- Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Stage
- ForeverLawn Green
- CELSIUS Lounge
- LA Golf
- Kaulig Live
- Tantalize Your Taste Buds
- Kaulig Racing Trophy Hunting Club Deck
- BigShots Golf
- The Ruff
- Concerts at the Course
- Thursday, July 13 - Big Pop with Falling Stars opening
- Friday, July 14 - WANTED: The Bon Jovi Tribute with Jaluski opening
- Saturday, July 15 - The Vindys with The Sublets opening
To learn more about these and other fantastic offerings at this year’s Kaulig Companies Championship, visit the tournament’s fan guide.