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Things to know about Korn Ferry Tour’s 2023 season

2022 Butterfield Bermuda Championship

Akshay Bhatia plays his shot from the tenth tee during the second round of the 2022 Butterfield Bermuda Championship at Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton, Bermuda. (Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

When looking at interesting names on the KFT for the 2023 season, there are plenty that stick out.

Akshay Bhatia, who won the season-opening event last year, finished 30th on the final points list. Before turning pro, he was a heralded junior and amateur star. He’ll look to build off last year.

Another name is Willie Mack III, who earned his Korn Ferry Tour status after getting through the final stage of Q-School. He was a star on the APGA Tour and has numerous mini tour victories, but he’s now one step closer to earning a PGA Tour card.

Norman Xiong, a former Haskins Award winner, won the Wichita Open last year at 26 under, the second-lowest score in KFT history. He’s got full status this year and will look to find his spark again.

Chris Gotterup, the reigning Haskins Award winner, tied for seventh at the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open and had a dominating senior season at Oklahoma last year. He’s primed for a stellar season.


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