The TOUR Championship was created to bring conclusion to the PGA TOUR season and to reward its top players by limiting the elite field to the TOUR’s 30 leading money winners. Until 1987, when the first Nabisco Championship of Golf (now called the TOUR Championship) was played at Oak Hills Country Club in San Antonio, Texas, the TOUR lacked a tournament that would put an exclamation mark on the season.
In the years to come after the inaugural event in 1987 won by Tom Watson at Oak Hills, the TOUR Championship has been played at some of America’s most famous courses, including Pebble Beach Golf Links, Harbour Town Golf Links, Champions Golf Cub in Houston and Pinehurst No. 2. The tournament has also been played twice at San Francisco’s Olympic Club and twice at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The 2016 TOUR Championship made contributions totaling more than $2.2 million to charities, which primarily benefit the East Lake Foundation and The First Tee. Since 1998, the TOUR Championship has donated over $23 million to charity, both locally and nationwide.
|2016 Rory McIlroy||2006 Adam Scott||1997 David Duval||1987 Tom Watson|
|2015 Jordan Spieth||2005 Bart Bryant||1996 Tom Lehman|
|2014 Billy Horschel||2004 Retief Goosen||1995 Billy Mayfair|
|2013 Henrik Stenson||2003 Chad Campbell||1994 Mark McCumber|
|2012 Brandt Snedeker||2002 Vijay Singh||1993 Jim Gallagher, Jr.|
|2010 Jim Furyk||2001 Mike Weir||1992 Paul Azinger|
|2009 Phil Mickelson||2000 Phil Mickelson||1990 Jodie Mudd|
|2008 Camilo Villegas||1999 Tiger Woods||1989 Tom Kite|
|2007 Tiger Woods||1998 Hal Sutton||1988 Curtis Strange|
The Golf Channel and NBC networks will televise all the coverage of the TOUR Championship.
Proposed Par and Yardage of East Lake Golf Club
Par: 70 | Yardage: 7,304