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FedExCup Playoffs Finale

The TOUR Championship is an official PGA TOUR tournament that serves as the final event in FedExCup Playoffs and crowns the season-long FedExCup champion. 

The FedExCup Playoffs begin with the top 125 qualifying for the first event at the FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis, Tennessee. The top 70 move on to the BMW Championship in Wilmington, Delaware, before the top 30 advance to the TOUR Championship.

The TOUR Championship has been held 21 times since it first arrived in Atlanta in 1998. The FedExCup Playoffs were introduced in 2007.

Golf’s Most Exclusive Gathering

Only the top-30 players in the FedExCup standings after the second leg of the FedExCup Playoffs advance to Atlanta and the TOUR Championship. Most players list qualifying for the TOUR Championship as a primary goal at the start of each season. For some, a TOUR Championship berth is a career-defining moment. 

Unique Format

The TOUR Championship institutes a strokes-based bonus system related to the FedExCup standings through the BMW Championship. The FedExCup points leader after the first two Playoffs events will begin the TOUR Championship at 10-under par. The next four players will start at 8-under through 5-under, respectively. The next five will begin at 4-under, regressing by one stroke per five players until those ranked Nos. 26-30 start at even par.

30 players | Four-day, 72-hole stroke-play competition | No cut

The PGA TOUR’s Ultimate Prize

At the TOUR Championship, players compete for a $65 million purse, with the FedExCup champion taking home $18 million as the PGA TOUR season champion. Patrick Cantlay claimed the FedExCup for the first time in 2021. 

East Lake Golf Club

The property known as East Lake was purchased in 1904, and the golf course designed by Tom Bendelow opened July 4, 1908. In 1913, famed golf course architect Donald Ross redesigned the Bendelow course at East Lake. In 1994, Rees Jones restored Donald Ross’ golf course layout. In 2016, the tournament reversed the nines which resulted in an exciting and dramatic conclusion on the now par-5 finishing hole.

East Lake was the home of legendary golfer Bobby Jones, who famously won the Grand Slam in 1930 after winning all four major championships. East Lake Golf Club is filled with mementos of Jones’ legacy, as it was the course he played his first and last round of golf.  

What’s New?

Food Partners!

The TOUR Championship is always looking to provide fans with new local options to enjoy while at East Lake Golf Club. This year, there are two new food partners making their TOUR Championship debit!

NEW: Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours

It can’t be a golf tournament in Atlanta without some soul food. Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours is excited to bring its southern staples to East Lake Golf Club for the first time.
Location: Coca-Cola Lounge – 8th Green

NEW: Hattie B’s Nashville Hot Chicken

The perfect fried chicken can be yours at the TOUR Championship. Stop by and visit a brand-new food partner within the popular Coca-Cola Lounge.
Location: Coca-Cola Lounge – 8th Green

Tournament Logo

Yes, there is a BRAND NEW TOUR Championship logo, which means it’s time to restock on all of your favorite tournament merchandise! Fans should stop by the Fan Shop within the SO Cool Zone by the 15th green for a break in the A/C and to enjoy some shopping!

Signature Cocktails – Calamity Jane and Finale Fizz

As the TOUR Championship continues to enhance its unique fan experience, the tournament today unveiled two new tournament cocktails – the “Calamity Jane” and “Finale Fizz” – for fans to enjoy at select venues on the golf course.

Crafted by renowned Atlanta mixologists, both cocktails were selected via two rounds of fan voting during an online contest hosted by Atlanta Magazine. The “Calamity Jane,” featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and “Finale Fizz,” featuring Maestro Dobel Blanco Tequila boast one-of-a-kind recipes and include select Coca-Cola products.

Fans can enjoy both cocktails at several of the tournament’s fan activation areas, including the Tito’s Stillhouse Lounge, located near the 15th green, and The Deck presented by Maestro Dobel, located across the lake from the Practice Range. To keep the cocktail cold throughout the day, fans can choose to have their beverage poured into a special TOUR Championship Yeti tumbler.

Calamity Jane
Crafted by Brendan Seery, UMI


Ingredients:

1.5 oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka
2 oz Gold Peak Peach Tea
3 oz ginger beer
Top with Topo Chico
Garnish: Thyme sprig

Instructions:

Combine Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Gold Peak Peach Tea, and Ginger Beer in a Collins glass

Fill glass with ice all the way to the top

Pour Topo Chico until the cocktail is filled just shy of the rim

Stir gently to mix evenly, lifting and dropping ice to help mix vertically

Garnish with a thyme sprig

 

Finale Fizz
Crafted by Maddie McIntosh, JoJo’s Beloved Cocktail Lounge

Ingredients:
1.5 oz Maestro Dobel Blanco Tequila
.75 oz Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur or any ginger liqueur
1 oz fresh lime juice
1.5 oz AHA Grapefruit and Orange sparkling water
.5 Grenadine

Garnish: Pomegranate seeds and lime wheel

Instructions:
Add tequila, ginger liqueur and lime juice to a shaker tin with ice and shake

Double strain over rocks into a wine glass

Top with AHA Grapefruit and Orange sparkling water

Sink .25 oz Grenadine

Garnish with pomegranate seeds and a lime wheel

HOPE Tee Shot – $5,000 Scholarships

One of the most cherished traditions at the TOUR Championship is the HOPE Tee Shot, which invites one two members of the First Tee – Metro Atlanta to hit the ceremonial tee shot on Thursday morning of tournament week to signify the hope that continues to build in East Lake and surrounding communities. The TOUR Championship is proud to play a small role in the continued development of the East Lake neighborhood and the lives touched through First Tee – Metro Atlanta. 

New in 2022: The HOPE Tee Shot will take on additional meaning, with the 2022 honorees – Ethan Quitman and Haven Ward – each receiving a $5,000 scholarship on behalf of the TOUR Championship.

Schedule of Events

Monday, August 22

Golf Course Closed to Public

9:30 a.m.                                   Callaway Wounded Warrior Club Fitting

Tuesday, August 23

Golf Course Closed to Public

Practice Round for Professionals

11 a.m.                                     PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan Press Conference

7 – 8 p.m.                           Payne Stewart Award Ceremony

Wednesday, August 24                

Gates Open at 9 a.m.                                   

Practice Round for Professionals                                                                                       

TBD                                      Player Press Conferences

3 p.m.                                   TOUR Championship Charity Challenge – Back Nine, East Lake Golf Club

Thursday, August 25

Gates Open at 10 a.m.                                                                                                            

11:15 a.m.          HOPE Tee Shot Ceremony

11:45 a.m. – 2:05 p.m.   First Round of Competition – Tee Times (Approximate)

1 – 6 p.m.                           GOLF Channel Broadcast (Live)

Friday, August 26

Gates Open at 10 a.m.  

11:45 a.m. – 2:05 p.m.   Second Round of Competition – Tee Times (Approximate)

1 – 6 p.m.                           GOLF Channel Broadcast (Live)

Saturday, August 27

Gates Open at 10 a.m.  

11:40 a.m. – 2 p.m.         Third Round of Competition – Tee Times (Approximate)

1 – 2:30 p.m.            GOLF Channel Broadcast (Live)

2:30 – 7 p.m.                NBC Broadcast (Live)

Sunday, August 28

Gates Open at 10 a.m.

10 a.m. PGA TOUR Superstores GSGA Junior Skills Challenge

11:45 a.m. – 2:05 p.m.   Final Round of Competition – Tee Times (Approximate)

12 – 1:30 p.m.                GOLF Channel Broadcast (Live)

1:30 – 6 p.m.                  NBC Broadcast (Live)

6 p.m.                            Closing Ceremony – 18th Green