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East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia
The Tour Championship is the final event of the PGA Tour season and the climax of the FedEx Cup, making it one of the most lucrative tournaments on the tour.
East Lake Golf Club is the permanent host of the coveted event which is contested by a reduced, exclusive field who are all looking to improve their FedEx rankings and end of season pay cheques.
Head to East Lake in 2019 for an unforgettable experience where the biggest names in golf will be battling it out to win the FedEx Cup.
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The Tour Championship is unique in the fact that it is part of a four tournament playoff for the FedEx Cup. Following The Northern Trust Dell Technologies Championship and the BMW Championship, the 30 golfers with the leading points in the FedEx ranking will head to East Lake to play for the coveted FedEx Cup.
The prize money for the tournament is just over $1 million but to win the FedEx Cup will bag the players an extra $10 million, making this tournament huge or the 30 competitors.
Thanks to the way the rankings work, the field is always full of the world’s best players, especially those who have maintained great form for that season, recent winners include Xander Schauffele, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.
2018 Winner: Tiger Woods (-11, $1,620,000 Prize Money)
Lowest 72 Hole Score: -27 (Tiger Woods, 2007)
Most Wins: 3 (Tiger Woods: 1999,2007 & 2018)
|2016||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||-12||$1,530,000|
|2004||Retief Goosen||South Africa||-11||$1,080,000|
Home course to the late and legendary Bobby Jones, the oldest course in Atlanta and previous host of the Ryder Cup, there is no doubting the prestige of East Lake Golf Club.
However history isn’t its only weapon, with a design laid out by Donald Ross and then refined by Rees Jones, many golfing geniuses have contributed to the beautiful layout.
Immaculate fairways, ever-present water, a majestic clubhouse and a seriously tough scorecard all add to the appeal and help make the Tour Championship a special event year after year.
Course: East Lake Golf Club
Yardage: 7,346 Yards
Designed by: Donald Ross, Rees Jones
Previously hosted: Ryder Cup (1963)
Weather for the Tour Championship
The month of September is a fantastic time to visit Atlanta, which is approaching the end of the warmest half of the year. The average temperature for Atlanta in Georgia is 23 C, with potential highs of 28 C, definitely warm enough to get the shorts on.
The closest airport to East Lake is Atlanta International Airport which is just 25 minutes away. A taxi from the airport to East Lake will cost around $70. There are daily flights to Atlanta from London flying with either Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, American Airlines or Delta Airlines.
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