Tour Championship 2018 – TV Schedule, Golf channel and Coverage. Tour Championship 2018 is a golf tournament that is part of the PGA Tour. It has historically been one of the final events of the PGA Tour season, prior to 2007, its field consisted exclusively of the top 30 money leaders of the past PGA Tour season.
The 30 players who have earned spots in the season finale will tee off in order of their FedEx Cup rankings. Tiger Woods will play alongside Tommy Fleetwood and begin at 12:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. Last year’s FedEx Cup champion, Justin Thomas, starts his opening round alongside Keegan Bradley at 1:40 p.m.
DeChambeau and current FedEx No. 2 (and new World No. 1) Justin Rose will play in the final pairing, which is set for 2 p.m. ET. Pairings will be reset in the second round based on the updated FedEx rankings.
What: Tour Championship
Where: East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Ga.
When: Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 20-23
Defending champion: Xander Schauffele (12 under, 268)
Thursday: 1-6 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Friday: 1-6 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Saturday: 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2:30-6 p.m. (NBC)
Sunday: 2:30-6 p.m. (NBC)
ROUND 1 TEE TIMES (ET)
11:40 a.m. – Marc Leishman, Patton Kizzire
11:50 a.m. – Hideki Mastuyama, Gary Woodland
12:00 p.m. – Kyle Stanley, Paul Casey
12:10 p.m – Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm
12:20 p.m. – Aaron Wise, Kevin Na
12:30 p.m. – Tommy Fleetwood, Tiger Woods
12:40 p.m. – Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele
12:50 p.m. – Patrick Reed, Patrick Cantlay
1:00 p.m. – Francesco Molinari, Phil Mickelson
1:10 p.m. – Webb Simpson, Jason Day
1:20 p.m. – Billy Horschel, Cameron Smith
1:30 p.m. – Brooks Koepka, Bubba Watson
1:40 p.m. – Justin Thomas, Keegan Bradley
1:50 p.m. – Tony Finau, Dustin Johnson
2:00 p.m. – Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Rose
The winner of an official PGA Tour event is awarded 500 FedExCup points. Winning the Masters, Players Championship, U.S. Open, British Open or PGA Championship awards 600 points. World Golf Championship events each award 550 points to winners. Any additional events played during the FedExCup competition (i.e. those played during the same week as a major tournament or WGC event) awards 300 points to the winner. For more details, check out the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs 101.
Once the PGA Tour season concludes, the top 125 players (and ties) in the FedExCup standings qualify to compete in the playoffs. A progressive cut is featured through the first three tournaments to determine the 30 players eligible for the final event, the Tour Championship.
After the first tournament, the field is cut to 100 players (and ties), then after the second tournament it’s cut to 70 players (and ties), before the final 30 advance to the final tournament. The FedExCup points of those 30 players are reseeded in order to level the playing field before the championship. The points earned from the Tour Championship are then added to the reseeded total and the golfer with the most points wins the FedEx Cup.