When is the... 2018 Tour Championship?

The Tour Championship is the season finale of the PGA Tour

The 2018 Tour Championship is the final tournament of the season with the winner of the FedEx Cup play-offs crowned at the end of the tournament.

Here is the lowdown on the 2018 tournament.

A brief history of the Tour Championship

The Tour Championship has been part of the PGA Tour since 1987. Between 1987 and 2006 the top 30 players on the PGA Tour played in the Tour Championship.

However, from the 2007 onwards the Tour Championship is final play-off event in the race for the FedEx Cup, a $10 million dollar bonus. From 2009 the FedEx Cup points system was changed so a player inside the top 5 of the FedEx Cup would win it if they won the Tour Championship.

Did you know…

In 2016 the PGA Tour announced that the two nines would be switched at the Tour Championship. This was because fans didn’t feel the finish on a par 3 was exciting enough. The switch means the tournament now finishes on a par 5.

Tiger Woods holds the record for the lowest aggregate score at the event. In 2007 he finished on 23 under par which was a total score of 257.

Only Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods have won the Tour Championship more than once. both have won the tournament twice.

Where is the 2018 Tour Championship?

East Lake

East Lake Golf Club has been the permanent host of the event since 2004.

However, the Tour Championship has been played elsewhere. Between 1987 and 2003 Oak Hills, Pebble Beach, Harbour Town, Pinehurst, The Olympic Club, Southern Hills, Champions Golf Club and East Lake all played host.

When is the 2018 Tour Championship?

This year the Tour Championship will be held between Thursday 20th September and Sunday 23rd September.

Who is the defending champion?

Xander Schauffele, Justin Thomas

Xander Schauffele won the tournament in 2017 as Justin Thomas won the FedEx Cup trophy. PGA Tour rookie Schauffele finished 12 under as Thomas finished runner up.

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