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2018 Tour Championship Preview | Tour Golf Previews

This week in golf, the PGA Tour will hold the 2018 Tour Championship as well as determine the 2018 FedEx Cup Champion and the European Tour has the Portugal Masters.  The PGA Tour Champions plays another new event and the Web.com Tour will crown a champion and hand out 25 PGA Tour cards at their Tour Championship.

PGA Tour | FedEx Cup Playoffs | 2018 Tour Championship

This week on the PGA Tour, the 2018 Tour Championship will be held at its usual home, East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. East Lake is where the young Bob Jones grew up and honed his skills before going on to win the grand slam.

Even though Xander Schauffele won the 2017 Tour Championship, Justin Thomas was able to win the FedEx Cup Championship. Here is a look at how last year’s Tour Championship finished up.

2017 Tour Championship Final Leaderboard

1	Xander Schauffele	-12	69	66	65	68	268
2	Justin Thomas		-11	67	66	70	66	269
T3	Russell Henley		-10	67	71	67	65	270
T3	Kevin Kisner		-10	68	68	64	70	270
5	Paul Casey		-9	66	67	65	73	271
6	Brooks Koepka		-8	66	69	68	69	272
T7	Tony Finau		-7	68	71	68	66	273
T7	Jon Rahm		-7	67	67	70	69	273
T7	Jordan Spieth		-7	67	70	69	67	273
T10	Sergio Garcia		-6	73	66	68	67	274
T10	Matt Kuchar		-6	69	71	67	67	274
T10	Justin Rose		-6	68	66	71	69	274

2017 Tour Championship Final Round Highlights


Video Courtesy of PGA Tour

2018 Tour Championship Scorecard

Hole	 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  Out
Par	 4   3   4   4   4   5   4   4   3   35
Yards   469 197 391 479 442 525 481 455 235 3674

Hole	10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18   In  Total
Par	 4   3   4   4   4   3   4   4   5   35    70
Yards	424 214 389 440 520 211 454 430 590 3672  7346

2018 Tour Championship Video Preview


Video Courtesy of PGA Tour

Television Coverage (All Times EST)

Thursday   September 20th	1:00-6:00 PM	Golf Channel
Friday     September 21st	1:00-6:00 PM	Golf Channel
Saturday   September 22nd	12:30-2:30 PM	Golf Channel
				2:30-6:30 PM	    NBC
Sunday     September 23rd	12:00-1:30 PM	Golf Channel
				1:30-6:00 PM	    NBC

Streaming Coverage (All Times EST)

Thursday   September 20th	10:00 AM-6:00 PM	PGA Tour Live
Friday     September 21st	10:00 AM-6:00 PM	PGA Tour Live
Saturday   September 22nd	11:30 AM-6:00 PM	PGA Tour Live
Sunday     September 23rd	11:30 AM-6:00 PM	PGA Tour Live

Radio Coverage (All Times EST)

Thursday   September 20th	12:00-6:00 PM	SiriusXM PGA Tour radio
Friday     September 21st	12:00-6:00 PM	SiriusXM PGA Tour radio
Saturday   September 22nd	1:00-6:30 PM	SiriusXM PGA Tour radio
Sunday     September 23rd	1:00-6:00 PM	SiriusXM PGA Tour radio


2018 Tour Championship Thursday Tee Times

29	Marc Leishman		11:40 AM
30	Patton Kizzire		11:40 AM
27	Hideki Matsuyama	11:50 AM
28	Gary Woodland		11:50 AM
25	Kyle Stanley		12:00 PM
26	Paul Casey		12:00 PM
23	Rickie Fowler		12:10 PM
24	Jon Rahm		12:10 PM
21	Aaron Wise		12:20 PM
22	Kevin Na		12:20 PM
19	Tommy Fleetwood		12:30 PM
20	Tiger Woods		12:30 PM
17	Rory McIlroy		12:40 PM
18	Xander Schauffele	12:40 PM
15	Patrick Reed		12:50 PM
16	Patrick Cantlay		12:50 PM
13	Francesco Molinari	1:00 PM
14	Phil Mickelson		1:00 PM
11	Webb Simpson		1:10 PM
12	Jason Day		1:10 PM
9	Billy Horschel		1:20 PM
10	Cameron Smith		1:20 PM
7	Brooks Koepka		1:30 PM
8	Bubba Watson		1:30 PM
5	Justin Thomas		1:40 PM
6	Keegan Bradley		1:40 PM
3	Tony Finau		1:50 PM
4	Dustin Johnson		1:50 PM
1	Bryson DeChambeau	2:00 PM
2	Justin Rose		2:00 PM

European Tour | 2018 Portugal Masters

This week on the European Tour, the 2018 Portugal Masters will be held at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura, Portugal. Lucas Bjerregaard won this tournament last year by four strokes over Marc Warren and Pádraig Harrington won in 2016.

2017 Portugal Masters Shots of the Week


Video Courtesy of European Tour

2017 Portugal Masters Final Leaderboard

1	Lucas Bjerregaard	DEN	-20	66	65	68	65	264
2	Marc Warren		SCO	-16	67	64	70	67	268
T3	Eddie Pepperell		ENG	-15	66	67	68	68	269
T3	Graeme Storm		ENG	-15	67	66	69	67	269
T5	Ricardo Gouveia		POR	-14	69	67	69	65	270
T5	José-Filipe Lima	POR	-14	69	66	68	67	270
T7	Dean Burmester		RSA	-13	66	67	72	66	271
T7	George Coetzee		RSA	-13	64	69	67	71	271
T7	Nacho Elvira		ESP	-13	66	68	68	69	271
T7	Sebastian Soderberg	SWE	-13	68	71	64	68	271
T7	Ashun Wu		CHN	-13	65	70	67	69	271

2016 Portugal Masters Pádraig Harrington Highlights


Video Courtesy of European Tour

2018 Portugal Masters Scorecard

Hole	 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  Out
Par	 4   4   4   4   5   3   4   3   4   35
Yards   446 358 481 407 579 218 510 168 442 3609

Hole	10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18   In  Total
Par	 4   4   5   3   4   4   3   5   4   36    71
Yards	406 385 593 200 424 315 208 588 463 3582  7191


Television Coverage (All Times EST)

Thursday   September 20th	6:00-8:00 AM		Golf Channel
				10:00 AM-1:00 PM	Golf Channel
Friday     September 21st	6:00-8:00 AM		Golf Channel
				10:00 AM-1:00 PM	Golf Channel
Saturday   September 22nd	7:30 AM-12:00 PM	Golf Channel
Sunday     September 23rd	7:30 AM-12:00 PM	Golf Channel

PGA Tour Champions | 2018 Sanford International

This weeks on the PGA Tour Champions, the inaugural  2018 Sanford International will be played at Minnehaha Golf Course in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This is South Dakota’s first Tour-sanctioned event since what is now known as the Web.com Tour played the 2001 Siouxland Open in the state.

2018 Sanford International Scorecard

Hole	 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  Out
Par	 4   3   4   5   4   3   5   3   4   35
Yards   348 202 439 548 424 167 472 159 396 3155

Hole	10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18   In  Total
Par	 3   4   5   4   4   4   5   3   4   36    71
Yards	186 364 509 440 397 351 551 186 391 3375  6530


Television Coverage (All Times EST)

Friday     September 21st	6:00-8:00 PM	Golf Channel
Saturday   September 22nd	4:30-6:30 PM	Golf Channel
Sunday     September 23rd	4:00-6:00 PM	Golf Channel

Web.com Tour | 2018 Web.com Tour Championship

This week on the Web.com Tour, the 2018 Web.com Tour Championship will be played at Atlantic Beach Country Club in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Last year’s event was won by Jonathan Byrd, who had a four shot victory over Sam Saunders, who had a 59 in the first round, and Shawn Stefani.

2017 Web.com Tour Championship Final Leaderboard

1	Jonathan Byrd		-24	64	65	64	67	260
T2	Sam Saunders		-20	59	66	70	69	264
T2	Shawn Stefani		-20	66	66	67	65	264
4	Bronson Burgoon		-19	66	63	68	68	265
T5	Matt Jones		-17	65	68	67	67	267
T5	Rob Oppenheim		-17	67	64	66	70	267
T5	Cameron Tringale	-17	65	66	65	71	267
T8	Anders Albertson	-16	68	66	67	67	268
T8	Roberto Castro		-16	65	64	69	70	268
T8	Austin Cook		-16	66	65	70	67	268
T8	Ethan Tracy		-16	67	66	67	68	268

2017 Web.com Tour Championship Final Round Highlights


Video Courtesy of Web.com Tour

2018 Web.com Tour Championship Scorecard

Hole	 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  Out
Par	 4   4   3   4   3   5   5   3   4   35
Yards   385 444 229 387 153 562 575 169 435 3339

Hole	10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18   In  Total
Par	 5   4   3   4   4   3   4   4   5   36    71
Yards	600 441 165 420 369 168 472 330 545 3510  6849

Television Coverage (All Times EST)

Thursday   September 20th	10:00 AM-12:30 PM	Golf Channel
Friday     September 21st	10:00 AM-12:30 PM	Golf Channel
Saturday   September 22nd	2:30-4:30 PM		Golf Channel
Sunday     September 23rd	1:30-4:00 PM		Golf Channel


The Web.com Tour Finals 25 Top 50

This list contains the Top 50 players in the Web.com Tour Finals who did not earn a PGA Tour card in the final regular season money list.

1	Sangmoon Bae		$218,156
2	Robert Streb		$184,750
3	Peter Malnati		$154,586
4	Matt Jones		$112,000
5	Hunter Mahan		$107,505
6	Adam Schenk		$102,465
7	Cameron Davis		$81,575
8	Seth Reeves		$80,360
9	Max Homa		$78,200
10	Roger Sloan		$77,257
11	Denny McCarthy		$75,793
12	Shawn Stefani		$74,354
13	Roberto Díaz		$55,826
14	Stephan Jaeger		$46,590
15	Dylan Frittelli		$44,200
16	Curtis Luck		$41,587
17	Jim Knous		$39,291
18	Michael Thompson	$36,000
19	Nicholas Lindheim	$35,836
20	Aaron Baddeley		$34,882
21	Joseph Bramlett 	$33,900
21	Lanto Griffin		$33,900
23	Wes Roach		$33,600
24	Scott Pinckney		$33,320
25	Brian Campbell		$32,325
26	Justin Lower		$31,975
27	Henrik Norlander	$31,687
28	Ben Crane		$31,305
29	Fabián Gómez		$29,157
30	Matt Every		$25,733
31	Rico Hoey		$25,603
32	Mark Anderson		$25,007
33	Tyrone Van Aswegen	$22,245
34	Julian Suri		$20,943
35	Erik Compton		$20,510
36	Andres Romero		$20,331
37	Willy Wilcox		$18,755
38	Daniel Summerhays	$18,750
39	Rob Oppenheim		$18,416
40	Lucas Glover		$17,212
41	Martin Piller		$16,287
42	Talor Gooch		$16,205
43	Christian Brand		$15,905
44	Cameron Percy		$15,291
45	Jonathan Byrd		$14,047
46	Corey Conners		$13,227
47	Justin Hueber		$13,109
48	Steve Wheatcroft	$13,086
49	Conrad Shindler		$12,342
50	Ricky Barnes		$11,165

 

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