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2023 Tour Championship tee times, TV coverage, viewer's guide

August 22, 2023
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Thirty players, 72 holes, $18 million to the winner. These are stakes at this week’s Tour Championship, where the FedEx Cup champion will be crowned at East Lake Country Club in Atlanta as the PGA Tour culminates its 2022-23 season.

Rory McIlroy is looking to become the first player to win back-to-back FedEx Cup titles. The Northern Irishman started the final round a year ago six shots off the pace of leader Scottie Scheffler, only to shoot a closing 66 and rally to claim his third career FedEx Cup, adding to wins in 2016 and 2019.

But if McIlroy is to repeat, he has his work cut out for him. Unique to this week’s event is the tournament’s staggered start format, where the No. 1 ranked player in the FedEx Cup standings heading into the week—Scott Scheffler for the second straight year—starts the tournament at 10 under par, with the rest of the field playing catch-up. McIlroy, No. 3 in the standings, begins the first round three back of Scheffler at seven under.

While the winner takes home $18 million, all 30 players competing will earn at least $500,000. Here’s a break down of the FedEx Cup bonus payouts:

Win: $18,000,000

2: $6,500,000

3: $5,000,000

4: $4,000,000

5: $3,000,000

6: $2,500,000

7: $2,000,000

8: $1,500,000

9: $1,250,000

10: $1,000,000

11: $950,000

12: $900,000

13: $850,000

14: $800,000

15: $760,000

16: $720,000

17: $700,000

18: $680,000

19: $660,000

20: $640,000

21: $620,000

22: $600,000

23: $580,000

24: $565,000

25: $550,000

26: $540,000

27: $530,000

28: $520,000

29: $510,000

30: $500,000

East Lake Golf Club
Private
East Lake Golf Club
Atlanta, GA, United States
Tom Bendelow actually laid out the original course at East Lake, back when it was known as Atlanta Athletic Club, and that was the layout upon which Stewart Maiden taught the game to the now-legendary Bobby Jones. Donald Ross basically built a new course on the same spot in 1915, which remained untouched until changes were made before the 1963 Ryder Cup. When Atlanta Athletic moved to the suburbs in the late 1960s, the intown East Lake location fell on hard financial times until being rescued in the 1990s by businessman Tom Cousins, who made it a sterling fusion of corporate and inner-city involvement. Rees Jones redesigned most holes beginning in the mid-90s, making the course more reflective of his views of championship golf. After the PGA Tour reversed the nines for the 2016 Tour Championship (flipping the unpopular par-3 finish into the ninth hole), the club made the new routing permanent for regular play. East Lake will undergo another major renovation following the 2023 Tour Championship, this time by Andrew Green, who will highlight the Donald Ross heritage.
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TV Schedule

Golf Channel will carry live coverage on Thursday and Friday from 1-6 p.m. EDT. On Saturday, Golf Channel will start the coverage from 1-3 p.m. with CBS taking over with afternoon coverage from 3-7 p.m. On Sunday, Golf Channel will start the coverage from 12 noon-1:30 p.m. with CBS taking over with afternoon coverage from 1:30-6 p.m.

Streaming Schedule

PGA Tour Live streaming coverage takes place on ESPN+ from 11:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 12 noon-7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.

Leaderboard

Find all live PGA Tour scoring data here.

Tee Times (all times EDT)

FRIDAY/SECOND ROUND

First tee

11:26 a.m. -- Nick Taylor, Emiliano Grillo

11:37 a.m. -- Sungjae Im, Taylor Moore

11:48 a.m. -- Tommy Fleetwood, Jordan Spieth

11:59 a.m. -- Si Woo Kim, Tony Finau

12:10 p.m. -- Lucas Glover, Corey Conners

12:21 p.m. -- Sam Burns, Max Homa

12:32 p.m. -- Sepp Straka, Jason Day

12:43 p.m. -- Rickie Fowler, Patrick Cantlay

12:54 p.m. -- Brian Harman, Tom Kim

1:05 p.m. -- Xander Schauffele, Wyndham Clark

1:16 p.m. -- Jon Rahm, Tyrrell Hatton

1:27 p.m. -- Matt Fitzpatrick, Rory McIlroy

1:38 p.m. -- Adam Schenk, Russell Henley

1:49 p.m. -- Viktor Hovland, Scottie Scheffler

2 p.m. -- Collin Morikawa, Keegan Bradley