The world's top golfers took center stage in Atlanta when the 2019 Tour Championship began Thursday at East Lake Golf Course.
The course has been the permanent home since 2004 for Tour Championship, which serves as the playoff finale for the FedEx Cup.
In years past, there have been different Tour Championship and FedEx Cup winners. In 2018, Tiger Woods won the championship and Justin Rose claimed the playoff title.
Under a new format this year, the Tour Championship winner will claim the playoff title and large bonus. The championship also switches to a stroke-based scoring system.
The current FedEx Cup standings leader Justin Thomas will start at 10-under par. The next four players will be at 8-under through 5-under. The starting points regress to Nos. 26-30 starting at even par.
Here are the tee times and pairings for championship round (all times are local)
11:50 a.m. Dustin Johnson, Lucas Glover
12:00 p.m. Charles Howell III, Marc Leishman
12:10 p.m. Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Rose
12:20 p.m. Jason Kokrak, Sungjae Im
12:30 p.m., Brandt Snedeker, Rickie Fowler
12:40 p.m., Tommy Fleetwood, Abraham Ancer
12:50 p.m, Patrick Cantlay, Corey Conners
1:00 p.m., Patrick Reed, Webb Simpson
1:10 p.m. Kevin Kisner, Gary Woodland
1:20 p.m. Tony Finau, Adam Scott
1:30 p.m., Matt Kuchar, Bryson DeChambeau
1:40 p.m., Jon Rahm, Chez Reavie
1:50 p.m., Justin Thomas, Hideki Matsuyama
2:00 p.m., Xander Schauffele, Paul Casey
2:10 p.m., Brooks koepka, Rory McIlroy
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