BOSTON, Mass – The 2019 FedEx Cup Playoffs reach their climax this week with the Tour Championship at East Lake. You can find a full Tour Championship viewer’s guide below, with tee times, purse info, and everything else you need to know before the tournament begins.
Tour Championship preview:
The Tour Championship represents the finale to the FedEx Cup Playoffs, but that’s one of the few similarities between this season’s event and Tour Championships in years past. A new scoring system was implemented this year, with players being awarded starting scores based on their FedEx Cup ranking at the beginning of the week.
What you need to know about the new Tour Championship scoring system:
With the starting scores system in place, the winner of the Tour Championship will automatically win the FedEx Cup as well (under this system, Tiger Woods wouldn’t have won either title in 2018). The winning player receives a paycheck worth a whopping $15 million, an increase from the $10 million grand prize in previous years.
Justin Thomas, who won the 2017 FedEx Cup, sits in first place thanks to his victory at the BMW Championship last week. That means he’ll start the Tour Championship at 10 under. Patrick Cantlay is in second and will start his first round at eight under. Brooks Koepka (No. 3), who held the top position for much of the season, will have a starting score of seven under.
Below you can find all the information you need to watch the 2019 Tour Championship, including first round tee times and a TV schedule.
Tour Championship basics:
What: Tour Championship
Where: East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Ga.
When: Thursday-Sunday, August 22-25
Purse: $60 million (FedEx Cup bonus)/$15 million to the winner
Defending champion: Tiger Woods
Tour Championship TV schedule:
Thursday: 1-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Friday: 1-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Saturday: 1-2:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel), 2:30-7 p.m. ET (NBC)
Sunday: 12-1:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel), 1:30-6 p.m. ET (NBC)
Tour Championship Field:
11:45 a.m. – Lucas Glover, Jason Kokrak
11:55 a.m. – Louis Oosthuizen, Charles Howell III
12:05 p.m. – Chez Reavie, Bryson DeChambeau
12:15 p.m. – Corey Conners, Sungjae Im
12:25 p.m. – Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood
12:35 p.m. – Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner
12:45 p.m. – Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker
12:55 p.m. – Hideki Matsuyama, Paul Casey
1:05 p.m. – Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson
1:15 p.m. – Gary Woodland, Tony Finau
1:25 p.m. – Webb Simpson, Abraham Ancer
1:35 p.m. – Matt Kuchar, Xander Schauffele
1:45 p.m. – Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm
1:55 p.m. – Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed
2:05 p.m. – Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay