PGA DFS Coverage for the Tour Championship

It was another thrilling week during the FedEx Cup Playoffs. The Wilmington Country Club made quite an impression on the PGA Tour this week. It provided a tough but fair course for the best to compete. Patrick Cantlay successfully defended his 2021 BMW Championship holding off his best friend Xander Schauffele, number one in the world Scottie Scheffler, and tour journeyman Scott Stalling to take the championship. He put himself in prime position to win his second straight FedEx Cup Title this weekend at the Tour Championship.   

The PGA Tour ventures to Atlanta, Georgia for the Tour Championship. East Lake Golf Club was the home course of famed golfer, Bobby Jones. It was established in the early 1900s and has been the permanent venue of the Tour Championship since 2004. The winner of this weekend’s tournament will take home the $18 million-dollar grand prize.




The Field: Tour Championship

The FedEx Cup Playoffs conclude this week with a field of just 30 players teeing it up just outside Atlanta, Georgia. This stellar field will compete for prize money between $18 million dollars and half a million dollars. Scott Stallings made the largest jump into this field from 47th heading into the BMW to 12th this weekend. That big of a jump will also give him an added advantage with this unique format. The higher a player finished in the FedEx Cup standings, the lower starting score you have at the beginning of this event. Scottie Scheffler will start with a lead of 10 under, Patrick Cantlay at eight under, Will Zalatoris at seven under and on down the line.


The Course: East Lake Golf Club

East Lake was established in 1904 and known as the home of Bobby Jones. The course will play as a Par 70 that measures out at 7,346 yards. We’ve seen two courses this year on the PGA Tour schedule that have similar layouts, Sedgefield (Wyndham) and Detroit Country Club (Rocket Mortgage). This course will demand a player to use every club in his bag to win. Before the crazy scoring changes, the average winning score was 10.75 under par. We could see lower scores than usual with the extreme heat in Atlanta may have softened the course a bit. When you look at the stats which have correlated to success at East Lake, the ones I’ll focus on this week are Fairways Hit, Strokes Gained: Approach, Greens in Regulation, Strokes Gained: Around the Green, Sand Saves, and Par 4 Efficiency 450-500. Bogey avoidance will be key as well as we’ve got six water hazards and over 70 bunkers. Keep the ball on as many fairways and greens as possible.


The Weather: Atlanta, Georgia

This could be a wet and wild weekend in Atlanta, Georgia this weekend. We’ve got thunderstorms in the forecast throughout the week. Scattered throughout Thursday and Friday and morning showers over the weekend. The temperatures will be in the mid-80's with humidity levels around the 80's throughout.




How To Watch the Tour Championship

The television coverage for the Tour Championship on Thursday and Friday will be exclusively on the Golf Channel from 1-6pm ET. The Saturday coverage will start on Golf Channel from 1-2:30pm ET and then move over to NBC from 2:30-7pm ET. Sunday's coverage will start on Golf Channel from 12-1:30pm ET before shifting to NBC from 1:30-6pm ET.


Coverage from Fantasy Alarm

As this is a unique event with a unique scoring format, there will be no PGA DFS Playbook. I will be providing a full article breakdown of the event with PGA DFS Example Lineups available beginning at 12pm ET on Wednesday afternoon. We also help you with DFS lineup construction with our usual tools like our PGA DFS Lineup Generator and a full run of PGA DFS projections.

I look forward to getting more in-depth in my PGA DFS Playbook. As always, I wish you nothing but the best of luck in your games. 



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