2020 Tour Championship Golf Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions
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The 2020 Tour Championship will be the 35th edition of an annual golf tournament on the PGA Tour. It has traditionally been one of the final tournaments of the PGA Tour season and is the final event of the three-tournament FedEx Cup Playoffs after the The Northern Trust and BMW Championship.
Eligibility for the tournament is determined by FedEx Cup points collected throughout the season.
Latest 2020 Tour Championship Golf News
Where is the 2020 Tour Championship Golf?
The 2020 Tour Championship will be held at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. East Lake was home to one of the most influential golfers in history, Bobby Jones who won 13 of 31 golf majors.
East Lake Golf Club Course Layout
When is the 2020 Tour Championship Golf?
The 2020 Tour Championship will be held in August 2020 with exact dates to be confirmed.
Tour Championship Golf History
The Tour Championship began in 1987 for the top 30 money winners on the PGA Tour. It remained that way until 2007 when the Tour Championship moved from November to September where it was the final four-tournament "Chase for the FedEx Cup".
The qualification process also changed, instead of prize money the amount of FedEx Cup points determined the field. It was also the first time that players who qualified for the Tour Championship earned an invitation to the US Masters.
Different golf courses hosted the Tour Championship from 1987 to 1996, and in 1997 the tournament alternated between Champions Golf Club in Houston and East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The Tour Championship has been held at East Lake Golf Club since 2004.
The Tour Championship is the last tournament of the season before the money list is concluded. Due to the smaller field, there is no 36-hole cut with all players starting the tournament making the cut and earning prize money.
In 2009 the rules changed so that any top five FedEx Cup point leaders who won the Tour Championship would additionally be awarded the FedEx Cup. Tiger Woods went close in 2018, winning the Tour Championship but finishing second in the FedEx Cup. It was won by Justin Rose, who despite finishing fourth entered the Tour Championship 2nd with Woods ranked 20th.
In 2019 there were more alterations to the format:
1)The Tour Championship winner becomes the FedEx Cup champion. The tournament has a seeding handicap with the first seed starting -1, second seed −8, third seed −7, fourth seed -6, fifth seed at −5. Seeds 6–10 will begin at −4, seeds 11-15 will at −3 down to seeds 26-30 who start at even par.
2)The Tour Championship winner receives a 5-year PGA Tour exemption.
The seeding format is ignored for the Official World Golf Ranking. The gross score of all four rounds determines the winner for the ranking system. The winner of the Tour Championship is awarded ‘Calamity Jane’, an exact replica of Bobby Jones' original putter made from sterling silver.
Tour Championship Golf Results
Study all the winners from the Tour Championship and other players that have played well at East Lake Golf Club. Players that regularly handle the pressure and know the conditions have a big advantage in golf.
Tour Championship Golf Winners
Tom Watson won the inaugural Tour Championship in 1987 followed by Curtis Strange, Tom Kite, Jodie Mudd, Craig Stadler and Paul Azinger. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are the only players that have won more than once.
|2019||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||267||-18||4 strokes||15,000,000|
|2018||Tiger Woods (3)||United States||269||-11||2 strokes||1,620,000|
|2017||Xander Schauffele||United States||268||-12||1 stroke||1,575,000|
|2016||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||268||-12||Playoff||1,530,000|
|2015||Jordan Spieth||United States||271||-9||4 strokes||1,485,000|
|2014||Billy Horschel||United States||269||-11||3 strokes||1,440,000|
|2013||Henrik Stenson||Sweden||267||-13||3 strokes||1,440,000|
|2012||Brandt Snedeker||United States||270||-10||3 strokes||1,440,000|
|2011||Bill Haas||United States||272||-8||Playoff||1,440,000|
|2010||Jim Furyk||United States||272||-8||1 stroke||1,350,000|
|2009||Phil Mickelson(2)||United States||271||-9||3 strokes||1,350,000|
|2007||Tiger Woods (2)||United States||257||-23||8 strokes||1,260,000|
|2006||Adam Scott||Australia||269||-11||3 strokes||1,170,000|
|2005||Bart Bryant||United States||263||-17||6 strokes||1,170,000|
|2004||Retief Goosen||South Africa||269||-11||4 strokes||1,080,000|
|2003||Chad Campbell||United States||268||-16||3 strokes||1,080,000|
|2002||Vijay Singh||Fiji||268||-12||2 strokes||900,000|
|2001||Mike Weir||Canada||270||-14||1 stroke||900,000|
|2000||Phil Mickelson||United States||267||-13||2 strokes||900,000|
|1999||Tiger Woods||United States||269||-15||4 strokes||900,000|
|1998||Hal Sutton||United States||274||-6||Playoff||720,000|
|1997||David Duval||United States||273||-11||1 stroke||720,000|
|1996||Tom Lehman||United States||268||-12||6 strokes||540,000|
|1995||Billy Mayfair||United States||280||E||3 strokes||540,000|
|1994||Mark McCumber||United States||274||-10||Playoff||540,000|
|1993||Jim Gallagher, Jr.||United States||277||-7||1 stroke||540,000|
|1992||Paul Azinger||United States||276||-8||3 strokes||360,000|
|1991||Craig Stadler||United States||279||-5||Playoff||360,000|
|1990||Jodie Mudd||United States||273||-11||Playoff||450,000|
|1989||Tom Kite||United States||276||-8||Playoff||450,000|
|1988||Curtis Strange||United States||279||-9||Playoff||360,000|
|1987||Tom Watson||United States||268||-12||2 strokes||360,000|
Tour Championship Golf Multiple Winners
Tiger Woods won three Tour Championships in 1991, 2007 and 2018. Woods also finished runner-up on four occasions, twice to Phil Mickelson. Mickelson is the only other player to win multiple titles, beating Woods by two strokes in 2000 and by three strokes in 2009.
Who won the 2019 Tour Championship?
Rory McIlroy won the 2019 Tour Championship with a score of 267, 18 under par at East Lake Golf Club. McIlroy beat Xander Schauffele by 4 strokes and collected $15,000,000 of the $60,000,000 purse.
Tour Championship Golf Qualification
The 30 golfers who have won the most FedEx Cup points qualify for the Tour Championship.
2020 Tour Championship Golf Field & Players
There will be 30 top quality golfers competing at the 2020 Tour Championship. The 2019 field included Abraham Ancer, Patrick Cantlay, Paul Casey, Corey Conners, Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau, Tommy Fleetwood, Rickie Fowler, Lucas Glover, Charles Howell III, Sungjae Im, Dustin Johnson, Kevin Kisner, Brooks Koepka, Jason Kokrak, Matt Kuchar, Marc Leishman, Hideki Matsuyama, Rory McIlroy, Louis Oosthuizen, Jon Rahm, Chez Reavie, Patrick Reed, Justin Rose, Xander Schauffele, Adam Scott, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Justin Thomas, Gary Woodland.
Tour Championship Golf Leaderboard
Follow the Tour Championship leaderboard throughout the tournament to see which players are improving. React to rapid changes in the betting markets by comparing winner, top-10 or top-20 odds.
The 2019 Tour Championship leaderboard shows that consistency paid off the Rory McIlroy, the only player to shoot under 70 in each round.
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Tour Championship Golf Bet of the Day
Check our golf bet of the day for Tour Championship tips such as head-to-head match-ups, 2-ball or 3-ball golf tips.
Tour Championship Golf Live Streaming
Watch the Tour Championship where ever you can get an internet connection with live streaming. Golf tournaments are available to watch live on a number of online streaming services.
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Tour Championship Golf Betting Odds
Bookmakers will release odds for the Tour Championship once the field is announced closer to August 2020.
Tour Championship Golf Free Bets
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Tour Championship Golf Highlights
Watch highlights from the Tour Championship on the PGA Tour YouTube channel. This is a great resource for detailed analysis, player interviews and shots of the day.
Tour Championship Golf News
Stay in touch with all the latest news from the Tour Championship to get all the information available. By keeping track of any developments such as weather updates and tee times, you can make better betting decisions.
Tour Championship Golf Social Media
Follow the Tour Championship on your social media account of choice for news, results, stats and highlights:
- PGA Tour Twitter - https://twitter.com/pgatour
- PGA Tour Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PGATour/
- PGA Tour Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/pgatour/
- Tour Championship Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/playofffinale/
- Tour Championship Twitter - https://twitter.com/playofffinale
- Tour Championship Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/playofffinale/