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THE TOUR Championship (the capitalisation is official) is the final event of golf's PGA Tour season. Beginning in 1997, the event alternated between Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas and East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia; since 2004, East Lake has been the event's permanent home. Since 2002, it has been sponsored as "THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola". The first Tour Championship was staged in 1991, as a successor to the "Nabisco Championship", which ran from 1987 to 1990. Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The PGA Tour is an organization which is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... Skyline of Downtown Houston from Eleanor Tinsley Park Located in southeast Texas, Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and one of the two largest economic areas in Texas. ... Downtown Atlanta skyline Atlanta is the capital and largest city of Georgia, a state of the United States of America. ...

The top 30 money winners on the PGA Tour after the penultimate event qualify for the Championship, which is one of the richest tournaments on the tour. It takes place in early November, the week after the comparable event in Europe, the Volvo Masters, which allows players who are members of both the PGA Tour and the European Tour to play in both end of season events. After The Tour Championship, the money list for the season is finalised. There are a number of additional events between The Tour Championship and Christmas which are recognised by the PGA Tour, but prize money won in them is unofficial. The Volvo Masters Andalucia is the concluding official money event of the PGA European Tour season, the equivalent of the Tour Championship on the PGA Tour. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ...


Winners of the Nabisco Championship Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969 in Pietersburg (now Polokwane), South Africa) is a professional golfer. ... Chad Campbell (born May 31, 1974 in Andrews, Texas} is an American professional golfer. ... Vijay Singh (born February 22, 1963 in Lautoka, Fiji) is a golfer on the PGA TOUR who has won three Major tournaments (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading money winner in 2003 and 2004. ... Michael Richard Weir (born May 12, 1970) is a professional Canadian golfer. ... Philip (Phil) Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) (nicknamed Lefty for having a left-handed swing despite being right-handed), is an American professional golfer who won The Masters in 2004. ... Tiger Woods giving a driving demonstration aboard the USS George Washington Eldrick Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975, Cypress, California), is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. ... Hal Sutton (born April 28, 1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American golfer and captain of the 2004 American Ryder Cup team. ... David Duval (born November 9, 1971) in Jacksonville, Florida, is a professional golfer on the US PGA TOUR. Duvals pro career began in 1993, but really took off between 1997 and 2001, a period in which he won 13 PGA TOUR tournaments. ... Tom Lehman (born March 7, 1959 in Austin, Minnesota) is an American professional golfer. ... Mark McCumber (b. ... Paul Azinger (b. ... Craig Stadler (born June 2, 1953 in San Diego, California) is an American professional golfer. ...

Tom Kite was born December 3, 1949 in Austin, Texas. ... Curtis Strange (born 1955) is a U.S. golfer. ... Tom Watson (born September 4, 1949) is a golfer on the Champions Tour, who still occasionally competes in PGA TOUR events. ...

External link

THE TOUR Championship's page on the PGA Tour's official website (http://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/r060)

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