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Tour Championship Preview


And there were 30. It’s almost here, the one we’ve been waiting for; the Tour Championship. The FedEx Cup tournament tees off at East Lake, wrapping up the 2020-21 PGA Tour. 

And what a year it’s been, after a stunning PGA Tour, the top 30 golfers of the season will battle it out for the biggest payday of them all, the FedEx Cup Trophy, which comes with a cool $15,000,000.

2021 Tour Championship Preview

This year’s FedEx Cup is looking to be one of the best in recent memory after such an outstanding season. This trophy is of course one which players are keen to get their hands on, with the added bonus of the huge winner’s share. 

This will also be the last tournament for fantasy players until the upcoming Safeway Open, however, don’t expect to see too many superstars at that event. Although, the first event of the season can make for good betting with there being such a different field of players, without most of the ‘big’ names competing.

Here are the details for the upcoming Tour Championship:

Dates – Sept 2 – Sept 5, 2021

Prize Pool – $60,000,000

Winner’s Share – $15,000,000

Tour Championship Outright Player Odds

With so many players being in form at the minute, picking a winner is a bit like spinning a roulette wheel at a UK online casino, meaning anyone could win. Here are the player odds for the top 10 favourites:

  • Rory McIlroy – 11/1
  • John Rahm – 15/1
  • Just Thomas – 16/1
  • Dustin Johnson – 18/1
  • Jordan Speith – 18/1
  • Bryson DeChembeau – 19/1
  • Xander Schauffele – 20/1
  • Viktor Hovland – 22/1
  • Collin Morikawa – 30/1
  • Daniel Berger – 30/1

2021 Tour Championship Golf Course

Course – East Lake Golf Club

Location – Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A

Par – 72

Yardage – 7374

Slope Rating – 142

Year Built – 1904

Past Champions

2020 – Dustin Johnson – USA

2019 – Rory McIlroy (2) – NIR

2018 – Tiger Woods (3) – USA

2017 –  Xander Schauffele – USA

2016 – Rory McIlroy – NIR

Tour Championship – FedEx Cup Quirks & Tidbits

There are a few quirks that come with the FedEx Cup, with some special rules that apply to winners and qualifiers of the tournament. Some of these are:

The 30 players who qualify for the Tour Championship automatically earn an invitation to the Masters Tournament at Augusta. 

The player who wins the Tour Championship receives a 3-year PGA Tour exemption (if not already exempt), meaning they can play on the PGA Tour for the next 3 years no matter what happens.

The winner of the Tour Championship is awarded The Calamity Jane, a commemorative sterling silver putter, which is the ‘trophy’ of the tournament.

East Lake in Atlanta, Georgia has been the home of the Tour Championship since 2004.

2021 Tour Championship Summary

We hope this quick guide to the 2021 Tour Championships has helped give you a little more insight into this year’s tournament. We hope you’re looking forward to it as much as we are, and here’s hoping for another outstanding 2021-22 PGA Tour season!


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