The Atlanta sports calendar is always packed on Labor Day weekend with the return of college football. However, as the sports world gets back to a semblance of normalcy, the TOUR Championship will be back at East Lake Golf Club with fans, the hospitality, and fun that has made the FedEx Cup Playoff Finale a destination for golf fans around the region.

The tournament takes place September 1-5, for a chance to win the PGA TOUR’s Ultimate Prize: the FedExCup. The top 30 players will participate for the FedExCup, and the winner of the tournament will win the famous Calamity Jane.

Recently, East Lake announced all the formation of the Military Ticket Program, which offers active, retired, reserved and National Guard military members (plus one guest) the opportunity to reserve complimentary grounds tickets to watch the PGA TOUR’s season finale.

“It has been a long-time priority of the TOUR Championship to provide access and amenities for our military guests who join us during tournament week at East Lake Golf Club,” said Executive Director Allison Fillmore. “Despite the many challenges we have faced during this return to normalcy, our commitment to the military has remained unchanged, and we are thankful for our partnership with United Rentals in helping us properly acknowledge and honor this special group of men and women.”

Military members can reserve their complimentary grounds tickets – maximum two (2) per day, Wednesday – Sunday, Sept. 1-5 – by visiting Military members will be verified through SheerID. Moreover, military veterans, along with one guest, are eligible to receive a discounted ticket of $25 for each round of the TOUR Championship, Wednesday – Sunday, Sept. 1 – 5.

During Media Day July 26th, the TOUR Championship announced it would bring back their Youth Ticket Program, which allows for two children, aged 15 and under per ticketed adult to be admitted free of charge to watch the PGA TOUR’s best players compete for the FedExCup.

“This program not only allows many of our young spectators to experience the excitement of the TOUR Championship and see their golfing heroes up close, but it also positively impacts the parents with a budget-friendly way for the entire family to attend the tournament,” said Fillmore.

There is no pre-registration required for the Youth Ticket Program. Kids can simply arrive with their ticketed parent or guardian and be admitted.

Eight-time tour winner Stewart Cink surprised Tatum Thompson, 15-year-old rising junior at Walton High School; and Marcus Leonard, a 16-year-old rising junior at nearby Drew Charter School, which is across the street from East Lake, with the honor to participate in the ceremonial first tee just minutes before the first pairing tees off in the TOUR Championship.

“It is always a special moment each Thursday morning as I am reminded that the future of our community is in very good hands. With the First Tee of Metro Atlanta chapter continuing to grow, we felt it necessary to begin offering this unique and important opportunity to both a boy and a girl,” Fillmore said. “The HOPE Tee Shot is an opportunity to look back at how far we have come in East Lake while looking ahead to all the positive change that is still ahead of us. I personally look forward to cheering on both Tatum and Marcus as they are given the honor that Thursday morning.”


A member of the grounds crew tends to the bunker at the 18th hole at East Lake Golf Club on Monday, July 26, 2021 in Atlanta. East Lake hosts the TOUR Championship, the finale of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. (Photo: Itoro N. Umontuen/The Atlanta Voice)

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