East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia – The PGA Tour is making its final stop for the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. The final 30 players in the FedEx Standings are on hand to see who will take the big prize. The course is famous for its associations with Donald Ross and Bobby Jones and this week it will play as a 7,385 par 70. Damn.
It’s a mostly-straight, tree-lined parkland style layout with average width fairways, bermuda greens with runoff areas, and a little bit of water in play. The pros this week should be able to use all of their length off of the tees and scores should be super low.
This event has been played here since 2004, so there is a bunch of history to dig through (if you are keen to do so). We’ll be looking at approach stats and putting, but will ultimately be going with our guts on this one. Whatever happens, it is sure to be a fun stamp on an already extraordinary year.
2017 -12 Xander Schauffele (Runners Up : -11 Justin Thomas)
2016 -12 Rory McIlroy (Runners Up, Playoff: Kevin Chappell, Ryan Moore)
2015 -9 Jordan Spieth (Runners Up: -5 Danny Lee, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson)