How to watch the golf's 2019 Tour Championship, odds to win


Aug. 21 (UPI) — Justin Thomas is the favorite to win the 2019 Tour Championship and claim the 2019 FedExCup after winning the BMW Championship. Here is how to watch this weekend’s season-ending tournament and the other best bets.

The winner of the 30-player Tour Championship will be the FedExCup champion after the PGA Tour revamped its scoring system for this season. Masters champion Tiger Woods has been eliminated from the field after a 42nd place finish in the BMW Championship. Woods was the 2018 Tour Championship winner, while Justin Rose finished No. 1 in the 2018 FedExCup standings.

Oddsmakers at MyTopSportsbooks.com list Thomas as an 8-3 favorite to win the 2019 FedExCup. Oddsmakers at BetOnline.AG also have Thomas as the favorite to win the Tour Championship at 9-4.

Thomas edges Patrick Cantlay (11-2, 9-2) on both sites for the best odds to claim the top prize. World No. 1 Brooks Koepka has 5-1 odds to win the Tour Championship title and 7-1 odds to win the FedExCup. Rory McIlroy is an 8-1 bet to win the Tour Championship and has 13-1 odds for the FedExCup.

Thomas will start the tournament with a score of 10-under-par, while Cantlay begins at 8-under-par. Koepka (-7), Reed (-6) and McIlroy (-5) round out the top-five starters for the Atlanta tournament. Abraham Ancer, Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar, Xander Schauffele and Jon Rahm each begin the tournament at 4-under-par.

World No. 2 Dustin Johnson will begin play at 3-under-par, along with Adam Scott, Hideki Matsuyama, Gary Woodland and Tony Finau. Rose, Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner, Brandt Snedeker and Paul Casey will tee off at 2-under.

How to watch

What: 2019 Tour Championship

Who: Top 30 golfers in the FedExCup standings

When: Thursday to Sunday

Where: East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta

TV: First and second rounds — 1 to 6 p.m. EDT on Golf Channel; Third round — 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Golf Channel, 2:30 to 7 p.m. on NBC; Final round: Noon to 1:30 p.m. on Golf Channel. 1:30 to 6 p.m. on NBC

First round tee times for Thursday, Aug. 22 — times EDT

11: 45 a.m. — Lucas Glover, Jason Kokrak

11:55 a.m. — Louis Oosthuizen, Charles Howell III

12:05 p.m. — Chez Reavie, Bryson DeChambeau

12:15 p.m. — Corey Conners, Sungjae Im

12:25 p.m. — Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood

12:35 p.m. — Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner

12:45 p.m. — Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker

12:55 p.m. — Hideki Matsuyama, Paul Casey

1:05 p.m. — Adam Scott, Dustin Johnson

1:15 p.m. — Gary Woodland, Tony Finau

1:25 p.m. — Webb Simpson, Abraham Ancer

1:35 p.m. — Matt Kuchar, Xanders Schauffele

1:45 p.m. — Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm

1:55 p.m. — Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed

2:05 p.m. — Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay

Best bets to win FedExCup

1. Justin Thomas — 8-3

2. Patrick Cantlay — 11-2

3. Brooks Koepka — 7-1

4. Rory McIlroy — 13-1

5. Patrick Reed — 15-1

6. Jon Rahm — 18-1

7. Xander Schauffele — 24-1

8. Webb Simpson — 25-1

9. Dustin Johnson — 33-1

10. Matt Kuchar — 35-1

11. Adam Scott — 36-1

12. Hideki Matsuyama — 40-1

13. Tony Finau — 50-1

14. Abraham Ancer — 55-1

15. Gary Woodland — 63-1

16. Rickie Fowler — 65-1

17. Justin Rose — 70-1

18. Brandt Snedeker — 80-1

19. Paul Casey — 90-1

20. Kevin Kisner — 100-1

21. Tommy Fleetwood — 150-1

22. Marc Leishman — 175-1

23. Sungjae Im — 200-1

24. Corey Conners — 275-1

25. Bryson DeChambeau — 350-1

26. Lucas Glover — 350-1

27. Louis Oosthuizen — 350-1

28. Charles Howell III — 450-1

29. Jason Kokrak — 450-1

30. Chez Reavie — 450-1


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