Friday, September 22

2017 Tour Championship: Kyle Stanley Leads With 64; TV Schedule for Friday and Weekend

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KYLE STANLEY CARDED A 6-UNDER 64 in the opening round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake for a two-shot lead over Webb Simpson, Daniel Berger, Brooks Koepka and Paul Casey. Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas are three back after 67s.

"I loved the course and I enjoyed the day," Stanley said.

From Golf Channel:

ORLANDO, Fla. – The PGA TOUR season culminates at the TOUR Championship in Atlanta this week, with each of the top-5 players in the current FedExCup standings (Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Marc Leishman, Jon Rahm) guaranteed to claim the FedExCup and accompanying $10 million bonus with a victory. NBC Sports Group will provide more than 20 hours of live tournament coverage from East Lake Golf Club. The Web.com Tour Finals continue this week with the  DAP Championship in Ohio, the third leg of the four-event series. The PGA TOUR Champions field will tee it up at famed Pebble Beach alongside First Tee participants from across the country in a team event at the PURE Insurance Championship. On the European Tour, three-time major champion Padraig Harrington will defend his 2016 title at the Portugal Masters.

PGA TOUR

TOUR Championship
Dates: Sept. 21-24
Venue: East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Ga.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Friday              1-6 p.m. (Live) / 9:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Replay)
Saturday          12:30-2:30 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)
Sunday            Noon-1:30 p.m. (Live) / 10 p.m.-3 a.m. (Replay)

Tournament Airtimes on NBC (Eastern):
Saturday          2:30-6:30 p.m. (Live)
Sunday            1:30-6 p.m. (Live)

Broadcast Notes:
Top-5 in FedExCup Standings have clear path to winning FedExCup: As points reset ahead of the TOUR Championship, every player in the field technically will have a mathematical chance of winning the FedExCup. However, the top-5 in the standings are only players guaranteed to win the FedExCup and $10 million first place bonus with a victory this week. The top-5 in the standings include: Jordan Spieth (1), Justin Thomas (2), Dustin Johnson (3), Marc Leishman (4) and Jon Rahm (5).
Nines reversed once again at East Lake: Last year, the PGA TOUR made the decision to flip the nines at East Lake Golf Club in hopes of creating a more dramatic finish down the closing stretch. This week, the new routing of the tournament will continue for the second consecutive year.
TOUR Championship field: Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Marc Leishman, Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka, Paul Casey, Pat Perez, Matt Kuchar, Charley Hoffman, Daniel Berger, Jason Day, Webb Simpson, Jhonattan Vegas, Kevin Kisner, Kevin Chappell, Brian Harman, Adam Hadwin, Kyle Stanley, Patrick Reed, Tony Finau, Sergio Garcia, Xander Schauffele, Russell Henley, Gary Woodland, Patrick Cantlay and Jason Dufner.

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