Tour Championship 2019 tee times for Round 2, TV coverage, FedEx Cup standings

Written By Thomas Schlarp
Justin Thomas

The yearlong FedEx Cup reaches its conclusion this weekend as 30 golfers compete to take home the $15 million prize at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

For the first time, the PGA is unveiling a new points-based bonus system based on where a golfer sits in the standings entering the final tournament. This is a response to last year's Tour Championship where Tiger Woods won his first tournament in five years at the event, syphoning much of the attention away from Justin Rose, who actually won the FedEx Cup.

In an effort to help ensure the winner of the PGA Championship is also the winner of the FedEx Cup, Justin Thomas, who is currently first in the FedEx Cup standings, will begin the tournament at 10-under. The advantage gradually decreases as you proceed down the rankings, with golfers 26-30 starting the tournament at even-par.

MORE: Watch the Tour Championship live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)

And speaking of the Tiger Woods effect, Woods is among several big-name golfers who failed to qualify for the Tour Championship. Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson will also be sitting out the final tournament of the FedEx Cup.

Thomas rose to his spot atop the standings after an impressive win at Medinah Country Club in the BMW Championship this past weekend, as did Patrick Cantlay who jumped to second with his second-place finish.

Here is all of the information for how to watch the Tour Championship, including an updated list of tee times, the complete TV schedule and more.

Tour Championship 2019 TV schedule, live stream

Golf Channel and CBS will team up for coverage of the Tour Championship. The tournament will exclusively air on Golf Channel for the first two days and before having its coverage split between Golf Channel and CBS on Saturday and Sunday You can also stream the Tour Championship on fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.

Date Time TV Channel
Thursday, August 22 1-6 p.m. ET Golf Channel, fuboTV
Friday, August 23 1-6 p.m. ET Golf Channel, fuboTV
Saturday, August 24 1-2:30 p.m. ET Golf Channel, fuboTV
Saturday, August 24 2:30-7 p.m. ET CBS, fuboTV
Sunday, August 25 12-1:30 p.m. ET Golf Channel, fuboTV
Sunday, August 25 1:30-6 p.m. ET CBS, fuboTV

Who is in the Tour Championship field?

Just thirty golfers are elligble to compete in the Tour Championship field. Justin Thomas (No. 1) and  Patrick Cantlay (No. 2) were the biggest beneficiaries of strong performances last weekend. Brooks Koepka (No. 3) lost grib as the leader and will start three strokes behind Rose.

Rory McIlroy (No. 5), who leads all golfers with 13 top-10 finishes this season, Rickie Fowler (No. 19) and defending FedEx Cup champion Justin Rose (No. 17) are some other notable names in the field.

Below is a list of the 30 golfers in the field and their Round 1 starting score.

Ranking Golfer Score
1. Justin Thomas -10
2. Patrick Cantlay -8
3. Brooks Koepka -7
4. Patrick Reed -6
5. Rory McIlroy -5
6. Jon Rahm -4
7. Matt Kuchar -4
8. Xander Schauffele -4
9. Webb Simpson -4
10. Abraham Ancer -4
11. Gary Woodland -3
12. Tony Finau -3
13. Adam Scott -3
14. Dustin Johnson -3
15. Hideki Matsuyama -3
16. Paul Casey -2
17. Justin Rose -2
18. Brandt Snedeker -2
19. Rickie Fowler -2
20. Kevin Kisner -2
21. Marc Leishman -1
22. Tommy Fleetwood -1
23. Corey Conners -1
24. Sungjae Im -1
25. Chez Reavie -1
26. Bryson DeChambeau E
27. Louis Oosthuizen E
28. Charles Howell III E
29. Lucas Glover E
30. Jason Kokrak E

Tee times for Round 1, featured groups

The top 12 players in the FedEx Cup points standings are grouped together during the first two rounds Thursday and Friday. You can find the full list of tee times here.

Round 1 Round 2 Group
2:05 p.m. ET TBD Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay
1:55 p.m. ET TBD Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed
1:45 p.m. ET TBD Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm
1:35 p.m. ET TBD Matt Kuchar, Xander Schauffele

Tour Championship purse, winnings

There's technically no purse directly correlating to the finish of the Tour Championship. Golfers will instead be paid based on their finish in the FedEx Cup standings. The purse for the top-30 golfers is $46 million, with the winner taking home $15 million, up $5 million from last year. Eight golfers will win a prize larger than $1 million.

Odds to win the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup

Tour Championship and FedEx Cup Odds

Golfer Odds
Justin Thomas +200
Patrick Cantlay +450
Brooks Koepka +600
Patrick Reed +1100
Rory McIlroy +1200
Jon Rahm +1500
Xander Scahuffele +2200
Webb Simpson +2500
Dustin Johnson +3000
Adam Scott +3000
Hideki Matsuyama +4000
Matt Kuchar +4000
Abraham Ancer +4000
Tony Finau +5000
Rickie Fowler +6000
Justin Rose +6000
Brandt Snedeker +7500
Paul Casey +7500
Gary Woodland +8000
Kevin Kisner +9000
Tommy Fleetwood +10000
Marc Leishman +15000
Sungjae Im +15000
Corey Conners +15000
Louis Oosthuizen +17500
Bryson DeChambeau +20000
Lucas Glover +25000
Jason Kokrak +25000
Chez Reavie +30000
Charles Howell III +30000

(via Caesars)

Tour Championship past winners

The Tour Championship moved from November to mid-September in 2007, where it ended a four-tournament "Chase for the FedEx Cup." This is the first year for the new scoring advantage prior to Round 1 in an attempt to synchronize the tournament's winner with the FedEx Cup winner.

Year Winner Score
2019 TBD --
2018 Tiger Woods −11
2017 Xander Schauffele −12
2016 Rory McIlroy −12
2015 Jordan Spieth −9
2014 Billy Horschel −11
2013 Henrik Stenson −13
2012 Brandt Snedeker −10
2011 Bill Haas −8
2010 Jim Furyk −8
2009 Phil Mickelson −9
2008 Camilo Villegas −7
2007 Tiger Woods -23

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