The conclusion of a truncated season that’s still lasted longer than was anticipated has arrived with this week’s Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The biggest stars on the PGA Tour will duke it out for $45 million in earnings for the second consecutive season with the winner earning $15 million alone.
With just one round to go, it’s all Dustin Johnson. The contender for PGA Tour Player of the Year has been red hot for the last three weeks. He destroyed the course at the Northern Trust with a 30-under effort before coming up just short against Jon Rahm in a playoff last week. Now, he’s five shots up on the field as he looks to earn his first FedEx Cup Playoff championship and a cool $15 million in the process. He’ll have chasers, including playing partner Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas, but it’s Johnson’s tournament to lose on Monday.
The Tour Championship feels separate from the rest of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, and in some ways, it stands out that way. The amount of money at stake $45 million split between 30 golfers dwarfs every other prize pool in golf, and while winning that trophy is prestigious, capturing the $15 million that comes with it can be life changing for several golfers in this field.
Last year, in the first iteration of these playoffs, Rory McIlroy took home the first $15 million first prize. This year, Dustin Johnson went wire-to-wire at the Tour Championship to cash the huge first-place prize.
Round starts: 11:30 a.m.
Featured groups and holes: Noon – 6 p.m. — PGA Tour Live
Early TV coverage: Noon-1:30 p.m. on Golf Channel
Live TV coverage: 1:30-6 p.m. on NBC
Live simulcast: 1:30-6 p.m. on fuboTV (Try for free)