Tour Championship

The Tour Championship is a 72-hole stroke play competition played as an end of season event on the PGA Tour and it historically featured the top 30 players on the money list for that year. The Calamity Jane Trophy is a sterling silver replica of Bobby Jones’s original "Calamity Jane" putter which has been presented to the winner of the tournament since 2005. Champions before that year have been awarded one retrospectively.

Tour Championship Trophy - Schauffele with his "Calamity Jane" - Photo credit: US PGA Tour

Starting in 2007 with the introduction of the FedEx Cup, the 30 players with the most qualifying points throughout the season now participate in this final PGA Tour event, having just come through two eliminating competitions – the Northern Trust and BMW Championship – weeks earlier in the playoff series to reduce the starting numbers from 125 to 70 then 30.

The tournament adopted a new format in 2019, to give the players with the most FedEx Cup points a better chance of winning the event. The points leader after the first two playoff events begins the Tour Championship at 10-under par. The No. 2 player starts at 8 under. The No. 3 player tees up at 7 under, and so on until players ranked 26-30 begin the competition at even par.

The golfer with the lowest aggregate score over 72 holes when combined with his FedEx Cup Starting Strokes wins the Tour Championship and is also crowned FedEx Cup champion. The Tour Championship win is considered an official victory and the FedEx Cup champion also earns a bonus of fifteen million dollars and a five-year PGA Tour exemption.

The inaugural competition was called the Nabisco Championship and dates back to 1987 at Oak Hills Country Club in Texas, when Tom Watson won $360,000...

Tour Championship host courses

Champions (Cypress Creek)

14th Texas - Best in Area

Former Ryder Cup course at Champions Golf Club, Cypress Creek, is a storied layout. The water in front of the 12th green is known as Bob Hope’s Lake, as he was the first person to lose a ball in it!


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East Lake

4th Georgia - Best in Area

All profits from East Lake Golf Club go to support the local community. East Lake now stands for hope in Atlanta as well as tradition.


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Harbour Town

4th South Carolina - Best in Area

Harbour Town Golf Links is the best of the three courses at the Sea Pines Resort and it was created by Pete and Alice Dye and Jack Nicklaus.


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Oak Hills

19th Texas - Best in Area

The Oak Hills Country Club course in San Antonio hosted the Texas Open 19 times between 1961 and 1994. Its tight, tree-lined fairways were fashioned by A.W. Tillinghast in 1922...


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Tour Championship Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Steve Starika Courses Played 8
= Bob McCoy Courses Played 8
= Andrew J. Courses Played 8
= Dakin Christenson Courses Played 8
= Lawrence Crystal Courses Played 8
= Joseph Andriole Courses Played 8
= Paul Rudovsky Courses Played 8
= Mark White Courses Played 8
9 Paul Jones Courses Played 7
= Fergal O'Leary Courses Played 7