By Golf Channel Communications
The PGA TOUR season will culminate at the TOUR Championship in Atlanta, with each of the top-5 players in the current FedEx Cup standings guaranteed to claim the FedEx Cup and accompanying $10 million bonus with a victory this week. NBC Sports Group will provide more than 20 hours of live tournament coverage from East Lake Golf Club, and once the final pairing makes the turn to the back nine on Sunday, NBC will present the duration of its final round coverage free of national advertisements.
Dates: Sept. 22-25
Venue: East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Ga.
Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday 1-6 p.m. (Live) / 7 p.m.-Midnight (Replay)
Friday 1-6 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday 10 a.m.-Noon (Live) / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday Noon-1:30 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-2 a.m. (Replay)
Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday Noon-3:30 p.m. (Live)
Sunday 1:30-6 p.m. (Live)
Reversal of nines at East Lake: For the first time, the traditional nines at East Lake will be reversed and, instead of the final hole being played as a par-3 as it has in the past, the 18th hole will be a par-5 (previously played as the 9th hole.)
Top-5 in FedEx Cup Standings have clear path to winning FedEx Cup: With points reset ahead of the TOUR Championship, every player in the field has a mathematical chance of winning the FedExCup. However, the top-5 in the standings are guaranteed to win the FedEx Cup and $10 million first place bonus with a victory this week. The top-5 in the standings include: Dustin Johnson (1), Patrick Reed (2), Adam Scott (3), Jason Day (4) and Paul Casey (5).
Final U.S. Ryder Cup team captain's pick to be announced: Following the conclusion of the TOUR Championship on Sunday, U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III will announce his final captain's pick during halftime of NBC’s Sunday Night Football game between the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys.
Spieth defends: Jordan Spieth finished four shots clear of the field in 2015 to win his fifth event of the season, along with the FedEx Cup.
TOUR Championship field: Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Paul Casey, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Russell Knox, Emiliano Grillo, Jimmy Walker, Brandt Snedeker, Justin Thomas, Phil Mickelson, Ryan Moore, Kevin Chappell, Matt Kuchar, Hideki Matsuyama, Si Woo Kim, Kevin Kisner, Gary Woodland, Roberto Castro, Kevin Na, William McGirt, Bubba Watson, Sean O’Hair, Daniel Berger, Jason Dufner, J.B. Holmes, Jhonattan Vegas and Charl Schwartzel.
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
Interviews: Steve Sands
Essays: Jimmy Roberts