Round one tee times for the Tour Championship as the FedEx Cup top 30 head to the PGA Tour season finale.


Round one tee times for the Tour Championship as the FedEx Cup top 30 head to the PGA Tour season finale.

Round one of the Tour Championship at East Lake tee times.

This week, the top 30 golfers in the FedEx Cup standings will compete for the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup title at East Lake in Atlanta.

Patrick Cantlay remains atop the FedEx Cup standings heading into Thursday’s season finale, having won the penultimate FedEx Cup play-off event at the BMW Championship last week in dramatic fashion.

Cantlay just edged out Bryson DeChambeau for second place after a six-hole play-off that was one of the best on the PGA Tour in recent memory.

The two Americans started their day at 21-under par and were still tied at the completion of regulation play, as the leading duo matched each other shot for shot on day four, both carding a six-under 66.

As a result, a play-off was required, and after another five holes of stalemate golf, Cantlay emerged victorious when he birdied the sixth and final shootout hole with a 20-foot putt for birdie to win his first FedEx Cup play-off event.

Following the drama at Caves Valley, DeChambeau climbed to third place in the standings, two positions behind his Sunday playing companion, while last week’s Northern Trust winner Tony Finau sits in second place.

Cantlay and Finau, the two highest-ranked players in the field, will be the last out at East Lake in Thursday’s first round, teeing off at 7:00 p.m. BST.

DeChambeau will hit the course 10 minutes ahead of the leaders in the penultimate group of the day, joining world No. 1 Jon Rahm on the first tee at 6:50 p.m. BST, in what promises to be one of the more entertaining partnerships in Thursday’s first round.

Rory McIlroy, a two-time FedEx Cup champion, returns to East Lake for the seventh time in eight years after securing his final spot with a fourth-place performance at last week’s play-off tournament.

On day one, he’ll compete alongside reigning champion Dustin Johnson at 5:50 p.m. in yet another exciting first round grouping.

The Tour Championship is unlike any other tournament because it uses a beginning strokes system in conjunction with a player’s FedEx Cup standings, with first place being the most important. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”


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