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Tour Championship: 2024 dates, course, format, history & prize money

The Tour Championship is the final event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, in which a 30-player field competes for a mammoth first prize of $18 million at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

Viktor Hovland won the 2023 Tour Championship with a score of 27-under, having started the week in second position. The 25-year-old Norwegian outlasted Xander Schaueffele en route to his first career FedEx Cup title.

Hovland will look to become repeat champion in August 2024, again at Atlanta's East Lake Golf Club, the site of the tournament since 2004.

Here is everything you need to know at the Tour Championship.

What2024 Tour Championship
WhereEast Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia
WhenThursday, August 28th - Sunday, September 1st, 2024
How to watchGolf Channel, CBS

2024 Tour Championship date

The 2024 Tour Championship will be held over four rounds from Thursday, August 28th to Sunday, September 1st, 2024.

Tour Championship format

PGA Tour players have been battling it out all season to accumulate FedEx Cup points and the top-30 in the standings after the penultimate tournament, the BMW Championship, get the chance to play at the Tour Championship.

The tournament will be played over four rounds but there will be a handicap system to reflect the achievements of players during the course of the season, which was introduced for the first time in 2019.

Those towards the bottom of the standings will start at scratch, which players further up the list will receive starts, as illustrated by the table below

110 under
28 under
37 under
46 under
55 under
6-104 under
11-153 under
16-202 under
21-251 under

The player who comes out on top under this handicap system will claim first prize and the FedEx Cup.

Tour Championship prize money & purse

The winner of the Tour Championship receives a whopping $18 million, with second place earning $6.5 million. 

See below for the full purse breakdown.


Tour Championship location

The Tour Championship will be played at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, where it has been held since 2004. 

The current format where FedEx Cup points rather than prize money have been used as the terms of qualification has been in operation since 2007.

East Lake is a long course for a par 70 at 7,346 yards and there are just two par-fives to be negotiated.

All greens are Bermuda grass and are expected to be fast while the fairways are difficult to find and the rough is thick, so it can be a grind with few birdie opportunities.

Tiger Woods posted the 72-hole record score in 2007 and former Masters and Open champion Zach Johnson carded a 60 that same year which remains the best 18-hole score.

How to watch the Tour Championship

All four rounds of the Tour Championship will be televised on the Golf Channel and CBS.

Tour Championship history

There have been 37 Tour Championships, played at eight different venues, with East Lake hosting since 2004.

The tournament made its debut in 1987 and has always been a tournament contested between the top 30 players with no half-way cut.

Earnings on the money list was the criteria for qualification until 2007 when the FedEx Cup was introduced and the tournament was brought forward from its traditional home in November.

Most Tour Championship wins

Both Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have won the tournament on three occasions.

Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, who now plies his trade on the breakaway LIV Tour, is the only European player other than McIlroy to have won the Tour Championship, triumphing in 2013.

Phil Mickelson is the only other player to have won the Tour Championship on more than one occasion, winning his first in 2000 and last in 2009.

Other non-American champions have been Colombia’s Camilo Villegas (2008), Australia’s Adam Scott (2006), South Africa’s Retief Goosen (2004), Fiji's Vijay Singh (2002) and Canada’s Mike Weir (2001).

The 2023 champion was Norway's Viktor Hovland, who won the top prize with a score of 27-under.

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