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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 NORTHERN TRUST in Jersey City, New Jersey. The top 70 move on to the BMW Championship in Owings Mills, Maryland, before the top 30 advance to the TOUR Championship.

The TOUR Championship has been held 20 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 $60 million purse, with the FedExCup champion taking home $15 million as the PGA TOUR season champion. Dustin Johnson claimed the FedExCup for the first time in 2020. 

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?

Fans are Back!

After the pandemic forced the 2020 TOUR Championship to be staged without spectators, the TOUR Championship is excited to welcome the Atlanta faithful back to East Lake Golf Club for the conclusion of the PGA TOUR season.

Wednesday Charity Challenge

While the first edition of the ‘Golf With A Purpose’ Charity Challenge in 2020 took place behind closed doors, the TOUR Championship is proud to bring this newest tournament tradition to life in front of an in-person audience on Wednesday afternoon. 

HOPE Tee Shot (x2)

One of the most cherished traditions at the TOUR Championship is the HOPE Tee Shot, which invites one young member of the First Tee of Metro Atlanta to hit the ceremonial tee shot on Thursday morning of tournament week to signify the hope that is alive inside that specific honoree as well as the 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 of Metro Atlanta program. 

New in 2021: The HOPE Tee Shot will expand to include both a boy and girl and treat fans to two inspiring tee shots. In the past, the tee shot recipient would alternate between a boy and a girl. The recipients are selected based on their performance in a golf tournament, an essay, and various interviews.

Improved Fan Venues

We have much to celebrate at the 2021 TOUR Championship, so the tournament, with the help of Proud Partner Coca-Cola, is developing three tournament cocktails to offer to our loyal fans who had to patiently watch the tournament from their couch in 2020.

TOURNAMENT COCKTAILS:

  • Elijah Craig Bourbon, Coke Zero Sugar
  • Maestro Dobel Tequila, Topochico, Lime
  • Tito’s Vodka, AHA Peach and Honey

Schedule of Events

Monday, August 30

Golf Course Closed to Public

Practice Round for Professionals

Tuesday, August 31

Golf Course Closed to Public

Practice Round for Professionals

TBD                                      Player Press Conferences

6 – 9 p.m.                           Payne Stewart Award Ceremony

Southern Exchange, Whitehall Ballroom

7 – 8 p.m.                           Golf Channel Broadcast of Payne Stewart Award

Wednesday, September 1                

Gates Open at 9 a.m.                                   

Practice Round for Professionals                                                                                       

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

TBD                                      Player Press Conferences

2 p.m.                                   ‘Golf With A Purpose’ Charity Challenge

Thursday, September 2

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, September 3

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, September 4

Gates Open at 10 a.m.  

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

12:45 – 3:05 p.m.            GOLF Channel Broadcast (Live)

2:30 – 6:30 p.m.               NBC Broadcast (Live)

Sunday, September 5

Gates Open at 10 a.m.

TBD AM Edward Jones 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