The TOUR Championship Schedule
The best golfers on the planet are set to descend on East Lake Golf Course in Atlanta,
GA for four days of competition from September 11th to September 14th. This is one of the biggest tournaments of the year,
and you can be there in person to see who comes out on top this time around. A part of the famed FedEx Cup, the TOUR Championship
will feature some of the biggest names in golf, pros that you've been dying to see tee it up. Imagine being there late in
the round when your favorite pro sinks a long putt on the green. It doesn't get any better than that, so make sure to be there
to see all of the best players as they test their skills against one another and one of the toughest golf courses in the United
The TOUR Championship Participants
The best players in the world will be hitting the course for
this event, and fans from all over the world with gather to see them test their skills. All eyes will surely be on the young
Rory McIlroy, who is playing some of the best golf of career this year. McIlRoy has won two majors this season, and he seems
to only be getting better. Expect to see this pro with plenty of fans following him around the course. Of course there are
plenty of other top pros in the field, from Phil Mickelson to Adam Scott, and you can see all of them in person when you head
out to The TOUR Championship.
The TOUR Championship History
The long and storied history of the PGA Tour
dates all the way back to 1929, although it was not until 1968, after a dispute over the division of ever increasing revenue
as a result of television contracts, that it split from the PGA to deal only with tour players instead of additionally working
as an organization for club professionals. The Tour Championship dates back to 1987 when the event was originally held in
mid-November. In 2006 the Tour Championship was moved to mid-September where it remains to this day. The top thirty money
winners throughout the rest of the PGA Tour were invited to play in the Tour Championship when it first began, but now it
also serves as the FedEx Championship and the winner of the tournament receives the FedEx Cup so the top five golfers in points
during the previous tournaments which are part of the Chase for the FedEx Cup are chosen to participate. Many of the most
well-known golfers in the history of the sport have been winners at the Tour Championship including Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods,
Phil Mickelson, David Duvall, Jim Furyk, Tom Watson, and more.
Of course it can be fun
and relaxing to watch golf on your nice flat screen television back at home, but you cannot really get a feel for the action
or an understanding of the elements against which the golfers are battling unless you are out there on the links. Spending
a lovely summer day outside walking a beautiful course and seeing the best golfers in the world battle one another is an experience
you will never forget and one which will likely have you wanting to never have to settle for watching from your couch again.
As the days and holes wear on, the drama builds and each stroke becomes more and more vital. The nervous tension in the air
builds and this can be felt both by the golfers swinging their clubs and the fans following them from hole to hole holding
their breath with each approach to the ball.
The TOUR Championship Trivia
Did you know that the TOUR Championship
has not always been held at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia?
That's right; while the event has called that course
home for the past decade, the TOUR Championship has also been played at courses like Pebble Beach, and in places such as Hilton
Head, San Antonio, Houston, Tulsa and San Francisco over the years.
The TOUR Championship Fans
think of golf fans you might not immediately picture the same kind of raucous crowd that you might see at a football game,
but don't let the laid-back nature of the game of golf fool you. Golf has plenty of die-hards that live and die for seeing
live golf played, especially when the best players in the world are involved. These fans love to cheer on their favorite golfers,
especially coming down the stretch on Sunday. Golf can be extremely riveting, especially when witnessed in person. The greatest
part about attending a golf game if that you can follow a single player throughout his entire round, or you can simply post
up at the tee box or green of one hole to see every competitor come through. You can also do some combination of the two,
whatever you desire. Join some of the biggest golf fans from around the globe in Atlanta this year for this spectacular event.