The last tournament of the busiest season in the history of the PGA Tour (50 events in all) has reached its final day, and there is plenty at stake Sunday at the 2021 Tour Championship in Atlanta. The 30 best golfers on the PGA Tour this season are teeing it up at East Lake Golf Club with $46 million in prize money on the line.
Dustin Johnson was the defending champion, but he entered this week’s tournament seven back of leader Patrick Cantlay. Rory McIlroy won this event in both 2016 and 2019, but he started eight back of Cantlay, who opened at 10 under after winning the BMW Championship at Caves Valley Golf Club last weekend.
Cantlay maintained his opening lead after 54 holes, entering Sunday at 20 under, two shots ahead of second-place Jon Rahm (-18) and five shots clear of the rest of the field. Justin Thomas (-15) is the only other golfer within legitimate striking distance as the competition for the $15 million grand prize ratchets up.
There are myriad other storylines to follow not involving that outrageous amount of cash at stake on Sunday afternoon. Scottie Scheffler and Sam Burns are trying to play their way onto the Ryder Cup team. Patrick Reed is trying to bounce back after being hospitalized the first week of the playoffs (he hasn’t played either of the first two events). He’s also trying to play his way onto the Ryder Cup team.
There’s a PGA Tour Player of the Year award up for grabs, likely more theatrics surrounding Bryson DeChambeau, who has become this season’s lightning rod du jour. Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas are vying for their second FedEx Cup titles. Basically if you like professional golf at all, there’s something to get you excited for the event at East Lake this weekend, and CBS Sports will bring you updates and recaps of the action all week long. Here’s how to follow online and on TV as well.
All times Eastern; streaming start times approximated
Round 4 – Sunday
Round starts: 11:40 a.m.
Featured groups and holes: 11:40 a.m. – 6 p.m. — PGA Tour Live Early TV coverage: Noon-1:30 p.m. on Golf Channel Early live stream online: Noon-1:30 p.m. on fuboTV (Try for free) and GolfChannel.com
Live TV coverage: 1:30-6 p.m. on NBC Live simulcast: 1:30-6 p.m. on fuboTV (Try for free)