Wednesday, September 23, 2015

PGA TOUR Season Ends with TOUR Championship - Crown FedExCup $10 Million Champion

(ORLANDO, Fla.) – The PGA TOUR’s FedExCup Playoffs conclude this week at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, being contested at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The field is comprised of the top-30 players in the FedExCup standings, with the top-5 in the standings (Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson and Bubba Watson) in position to automatically win the FedExCup and accompanying $10 million prize with a victory this week.

TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola    
Dates: Sept. 24-27
Venue: East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Ga.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday: 1-6 p.m. (Live) / 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (Replay)
Friday: 1-6 p.m. (Live) / 11 p.m.-4 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday: 10 a.m.-Noon (Live) / 10 p.m.-3:30 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday: Noon-1:30 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday: Noon-3:30 p.m. (Live)
Sunday: 1:30-6 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
$10 million prize up for grabs: The 2014-15 PGA TOUR season culminates this week with the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. The 30-man field will compete for a chance to win the 2015 FedExCup, and the accompanying $10 million prize. Players sitting in the top-5 in the current standings are in position to automatically claim the FedExCup with a win this week, while those outside of the top-5 will have to rely on how others finish to have any chance at winning the title. The 30 players having qualified for the TOUR Championship have earned invitations/exemptions into the 2016 Masters, U.S. Open and Open Championship. Players in the field also are guaranteed at least $300,000 (30th place) and could earn as much as $11,485,000 (winning both the tournament and overall FedExCup).

Headlining the field (current FedExCup rankings): Jason Day (1); Jordan Spieth (2); Rickie Fowler (3); Henrik Stenson (4); Bubba Watson (5); Zach Johnson (6); Dustin Johnson (7); Charley Hoffman (8); Daniel Berger (9); Patrick Reed (10); Rory McIlroy (11); Justin Rose (12); Jimmy Walker (13); Robert Streb (14); Hideki Matsuyama (15); Jim Furyk (16); J.B. Holmes (17); Kevin Kisner (18); Danny Lee (19); Scott Piercy (20); Matt Kuchar (21); Paul Casey (22); Brandt Snedeker (23); Steven Bowditch (24); Brooks Koepka (25); Bill Haas (26); Kevin Na (27); Sangmoon Bae (28); Louis Oosthuizen (29); Harris English (30).

Golf Channel / NBC Broadcast Team:
* Play by Play: Terry Gannon (Golf Channel) / Dan Hicks (NBC)
* Analyst: Frank Nobilo (Golf Channel) / Johnny Miller (NBC)
* Tower: Gary Koch / Peter Jacobsen  
* On-Course: Roger Maltbie / Notah Begay / Billy Ray Brown / Matt Gogel
* Interviews: Steve Sands
* Essays: Jimmy Roberts

The Champions Tour is in California where 81 professionals will team with junior golfers representing 55 local First Tee chapters throughout the United States. Fred Couples, Tom Watson, Davis Love III and Colin Montgomerie headline the field.

The Tour Finals continue this week in Columbus with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, the penultimate tournament in the four-event Tour Finals which will award 25 additional PGA TOUR cards for the 2015-16 season.

The European Tour is in Germany for the Porsche European Open, with Hunter Mahan, Graeme McDowell and Bernhard Langer headlining the field.

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