TOUR Championship/Final of the FedExCup Playoffs
ATLANTA - For the third season, the TOUR Championship is weighted by FedExCup Starting Strokes, with the format crowning the 2020-21 season champion. At the conclusion of the TOUR Championship, the player with the lowest score in relation to par combined with his FedExCup Starting Strokes will win the TOUR Championship and the FedExCup.
FedExCup leader Patrick Cantlay (-13) began at 10-under with a two-stroke advantage and maintained that advantage after his opening round. Jon Rahm opened with 5-under (65) for a second consecutive year.
Harris English carded the first hole-in-one at No. 15 at East Lake during the TOUR Championship and Bryson DeChambeau birdied the final three holes to shoot 1-under (69).
TOUR Championship Leaderboard After 18 Holes:
1 Patrick Cantlay -10 67 (-3) -13
2 Jon Rahm -6 65 (-5) -11
T-3 Harris English -4 66 (-4) -8
T-3 Bryson DeChambeau -7 69 (-1) -8
Full Leaderboard (link)
COURSE: East Lake Golf Club - (Atlanta, Georgia)
YARDS/PAR: 7,346 yards/Par 70
PRIZE Money/FedEx Champ/First Place Winnings: $60,000,000/$15,000,000
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OFFICIAL SITE: (TOUR Championship)
TV COVERAGE: Today, Friday, September 3: Coverage from 1:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel.
On Saturday, September 4, Round 3 coverage 1:00pm to 2:30pm (EDT) on Golf Channel. NBC Sports takes over from 2:30pm to 7:00pm (EDT). On Sunday, September 5: Golf Channel opens final round coverage 12:00pm to 1:30pm (EDT) and NBC wraps it up from 1:30pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING: Streaming coverage today from 11:00am to 6:00pm (EDT) on PGA Tour Live. On Saturday, PGA Live coverage runs from 12:00pm Noon to 7:00pm (EDT) and Sunday, PGA Tour Live will stream 11:00am to 6:00pm or conclusion (EDT).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage of the TOUR Championship with today’s broadcast from 12:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT). Weekend coverage on Sirius XM Radio begins Saturday from 2:00pm to 7:00pm (EDT) and Sunday’s finale from 1:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) or conclusion. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92).
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
With the field of just 30 players, TOUR Championship Tee Times today are from 11:45am to 2:05pm (EDT) with players going out in pairs.
Weather: Today’s forecast is for mostly sunny skies, turning partly cloudy. Temps range from 70-82-degrees with humidity dropping from 73% to 37% as day progresses. A 0% chance of rain (link)
PGATourBrunch will post at 10:00am (EDT) on Saturday.
Last Week: The BMW Championship (link)
TOUR Championship - Field and Tee Times:
The Field - (link)
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying:
Cantlay Holds Lead after First Round at East Lake (PGATourCom)
Low-key English Gets Loud (Golf Week/USA Today)
Reed Felt Life was in Danger (PGATourCom)
PGA Tour to Launch Docu-series on Netflix (GolfCom)
TOUR Championship - Key Info for Today (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History:
September 3, 1973 - In the first year the tournament was branded the “Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open,” Billy Casper shot a final round (64) to gain his fourth win on the PGA Tour stop in Hartford, CT and his 50th overall title. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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