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TOUR Championship 2023 LIVE: UK tee times, field, format, starting strokes and how to follow FedEx Cup finale

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Aug 24, 2023
TOUR Championship 2023 LIVE: UK tee times, field, format, starting strokes and how to follow FedEx Cup finale

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The 2023 PGA Tour season will come to end this weekend at the prestigious and lucrative TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club.

Viktor Hovland raced through the field with a stunning final round 61 to claim glory at the BMW Championship last weekend.

The TOUR Championship will take place at East Lake Golf Club this weekend

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The TOUR Championship will take place at East Lake Golf Club this weekend

The PGA Tour’s best will now head to Atlanta, Georgia for the season-ending TOUR Championship where only 30 players will tee it up.

The tournament is unique in that each player in the small field begins the week with starting strokes based on their current Fedex Cup ranking.

That means world number one Scottie Scheffler will tee it up on Thursday morning at 10 under while Hovland will start two strokes back and Rory McIlroy in third on 7 under.

Scheffler had a six shot lead going into the final day of the TOUR Championship last year but threw it away as McIlroy stunned the field to claim Fedex Cup glory once again.

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This season’s best 30 players will now take to the beautiful test that is East Lake as they battle it out for the $18million prize.

TOUR Championship: Date and how to follow 

The tournament is being held from Thursday, August 24 to Sunday, August 27.

It will take place at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. The course is a par 70 and measures 7,346 yards in length.

Play for the opening two rounds will begin at 4:26pm UK time while the action will get underway at 5pm over the weekend. 

talkSPORT 2 will have live commentary of all the action on each day of the tournament.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Sky Sports Golf will also have live coverage of the action throughout the week here.

Hovland was superb at the BMW Championship last weekend

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Hovland was superb at the BMW Championship last weekendCredit: Getty

TOUR Championship: Field and tee times

The top 30 players in the FedEx Cup standings will make up the field in Atlanta.

Scheffler will hold a huge advantage over his rivals as he starts the week at 10 under par.

The top five is then made up of Hovland, McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Lucas Glover.

The likes of Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Max Homa and Brian Harman will be looking for big weeks and climb the leaderboard.

Tyrrell Hatton, Jordan Spieth and Sepp Straka faced nervy final rounds at the BMW but did enough to make up the final spots in the season finale.

The field will play in pairs based on their FedEx Cup rankings meaning Scheffler will be alongside Hovland and McIlroy will play with Rahm.

The full tee times have been confirmed and can be found here.

Full TOUR Championship field and starting strokes

Scottie Scheffler -10

Viktor Hovland -8

Rory McIlroy -7

Jon Rahm -6

Lucas Glover -5

Max Homa -4

Patrick Cantlay -4

Brian Harman -4

Wyndham Clark -4

Matt Fitzpatrick -4

Tommy Fleetwood -3

Russell Henley -3

Keegan Bradley -3

Rickie Fowler -3

Xander Schauffele -3

Tom Kim -2

Sungjae Im -2

Tony Finau -2

Corey Conners -2

Si Woo Kim -2

Taylor Moore -1

Nick Taylor -1

Adam Schenk -1

Collin Morikawa -1

Jason Day -1

Sam Burns – even

Emiliano Grillo – even

Tyrrell Hatton – even

Jordan Spieth – even

Sepp Straka – even

Scheffler will be the man to beat in Atlanta

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Scheffler will be the man to beat in AtlantaCredit: Getty

TOUR Championship: What has been said?

Following his stunning win in Chicago last week, Hovland said: “To shoot 61 and shoot 28 on the back nine at this golf course and under the circumstances, I have nothing that beats that.

“I was thinking if I post a score like I did yesterday (65) I could at least have a chance, but it’s hard when you have so many guys in front of you that are really good and playing awesome.

“Catching heat on the back nine was what I had to do.”

Scheffler added: “It’s a pretty amazing round of golf to win this tournament like that.

“I still don’t understand how the scores were so low this week. I don’t know, this place seems pretty hard to me, but guys are just ripping it up. 61 is a fantastic round, especially with Sunday pressure, and the way he finished was a really fantastic round.

“I’m just a bit frustrated. I think that would be the way to describe it.

“I mean, Viktor went out and really just beat me today and played a fantastic round. I can hold my head high – I did my best out there today and fought hard. Just ultimately came up a couple of shots short.”

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