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The 2023 Tour Championship: Watch the Thrilling Conclusion to the FedEx Cup Playoffs on Sling TV

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The PGA Tour wraps up with the Tour Championship and awarding of the coveted FedEx Cup. How can you make sure you don’t miss a single drive? Read on.

In a hurry? The 2023 BMW Championship — the last stop before the Tour Championship itself — is August 17-20, and will be broadcast over a combination of CBS and Golf Channel. The Tour Championship will be held the next weekend (Aug 24-27). You can watch it all with Sling TV and Paramount+! We’ve got details below.

The PGA Tour Championship will take place August 24-27 at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. We don’t have info yet on channels, but we expect the television broadcasts to roughly follow the BMW Championship.

Until a 2019 format change, it was possible to win the Tour Championship but lose the FedEx Cup — for example, in 2009 when Phil Mickelson won the Tour Championship and Tiger Woods won the FedEx Cup.

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PGA FedEx Cup Playoffs Events and Schedule

The FedEx Cup Playoffs consist of three successive tournaments to determine the ultimate winner. Last year’s FedEx Cup Champion was Rory McIlroy, his third Tour Championship title. Other FedEx Champions from the past few years include Patrick Cantlay, Dustin Johnson, Tiger Woods, and Billy Horschel.

PGA golfers earn points throughout the season for events in which they participate (more if they win). With the initial field reduced to 70 this year (from 125), the competition will be fierce and will probably come right down to the final round. There are three playoff events, starting with the St. Jude Championship.

FedEx St. Jude Championship (Aug 10-13)

This year’s golf tournament, played at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee, was won by Lucas Glover. Glover, who was ranked 49th going into the playoffs, edged out 13th-ranked Patrick Cantlay for the top spot.

Meanwhile, the top two ranked for the playoffs, Masters Champion Jon Rahm and current PGA #1 Scottie Scheffler, placed way down the list. They had such a massive lead from the regular season that they remain at the top of the leaderboard, but that lead has significantly narrowed and anything can happen.

Top five winners at the St. Jude Championship:

  1. Lucas Glover (265)
  2. Patrick Cantlay (265)
  3. (Tie) Tommy Fleetwood / Rory McIlroy (266)
  4. Taylor Moore (268)

The top 50 from the St. Jude go onto the BMW Championship.

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BMW Championship (Aug 17-20)

The BMW Championship, formerly known as the Western Open, is the oldest regular PGA Tour event outside of the Four Majors. It was first played in 1899, and is often (though not always) played in the Chicago area. This year’s venue is the North Course at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois, but last year it was played at the Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Delaware.

At the time of this writing, Round 1 of 4 has been completed, with Rory McIlroy tied for the lead with Brian Harman. Last year’s winner was Patrick Cantlay, the second year in a row he won it.

BMW Championship Schedule

Primary coverage of the BMW Championship on Thursday and Friday will be on The Golf Channel from to . On Saturday and Sunday, Golf Channel will carry early afternoon coverage and CBS will cover the later holes.

  • Aug 17-18 : Rounds 1 & 2 (Golf Channel)
  • Sat Aug 19 : Round 3 (Golf Channel)
  • Sat Aug 19 : Round 3 (CBS)
  • Sun Aug 20 : Round 4 (Golf Channel)
  • Sun Aug 20 : Round 4 (CBS)

BMW Championship Full Field List

  • Rory McIlroy
  • Scottie Scheffler
  • Jon Rahm
  • Patrick Cantlay
  • Xander Schauffele
  • Viktor Hovland
  • Tommy Fleetwood
  • Tyrrell Hatton
  • Max Homa
  • Collin Morikawa
  • Rickie Fowler
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Lucas Glover
  • Cameron Young
  • Hideki Matsuyama
  • Wyndham Clark
  • Russell Henley
  • Tom Kim
  • Jason Day
  • Tony Finau
  • Sungjae Im
  • Byeong Hun An
  • Brian Harman
  • Corey Conners
  • Matt Fitzpatrick
  • Sam Burns
  • Justin Rose
  • Cam Davis
  • Sepp Straka
  • Emiliano Grillo
  • Keegan Bradley
  • J.T. Poston
  • Si Woo Kim
  • Sahith Theegala
  • Adam Hadwin
  • Eric Cole
  • Taylor Moore
  • Chris Kirk
  • Brendon Todd
  • Harris English
  • Adam Schenk
  • Denny McCarthy
  • Kurt Kitayama
  • Adam Svensson
  • Lee Hodges
  • Andrew Putnam
  • Nick Taylor
  • Patrick Rodgers
  • Tom Hoge
  • Seamus Power

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Tour Championship (Aug 24-27)

The Tour Championship, as mentioned, will be held at the East Lake Country Club in Atlanta. Since 2013, it’s the final event of the PGA Tour before the next season starts in the fall.

It is likely that the television coverage — which has followed the same format as other major golf events this year — will be similar to the BMW Championship.

That means that Golf Channel will air Thursday, Friday, and the earlier holes on Saturday and Sunday, while CBS will pick up with the later afternoon sessions on Saturday and Sunday. The actual coverage schedule should be available after the BMW Championship concludes — check back for updates.

The prize money is pretty insane: $500,000 for every participant who makes it this far, more for the top ten, and a cool $18 million for the champion.

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How to Watch the FedEx Cup Playoffs With Sling TV

You get the best deal for the Golf Channel with Sling TV. Just sign up for Sling Blue ($40.00/mo) + Blue Sports Extra ($11/mo). The next cheapest service to carry Golf Channel is Hulu + Live TV, which is $76.99/mo.

But what about CBS? You don’t want to miss how it all ends. It’s true that Sling does not carry CBS in any form. But if you subscribe to Paramount+ with Showtime (formerly Paramount+ Premium), you get access to live sports, including golf, and a live feed of your local CBS affiliate. Paramount+ with Showtime is $11.99/mo — still cheaper than Hulu Live.

In addition to golfing events like the FedEx Cup or the Ryder Cup, you’ll have access to NFL, international soccer, all things CBS, MTV, Nickelodeon, BET, plus Paramount’s movie vault spanning decades, and all of Showtime’s movies and original series.

To get additional information on Sling TV, please see our full review. For more details on Paramount+, we have a complete rundown on that too (deal details).

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FedEx Cup Standings

Going Into the Playoffs

These were the top-ten rankings at the end of the regular season.

  1. Jon Rahm (Spain)
  2. Scottie Scheffler (US)
  3. Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland)
  4. Max Homa (US)
  5. Wyndham Clark (US)
  6. Brian Harman (US)
  7. Viktor Hovland (Norway)
  8. Keegan Bradley (US)
  9. Rickie Fowler (US)
  10. Tony Finau (US)

And this is the top ten after the St. Jude Championship, going into the BMW:

  1. Jon Rahm
  2. Scottie Scheffler
  3. Rory McIlroy
  4. Lucas Glover (US)
  5. Patrick Cantlay (US)
  6. Max Homa
  7. Viktor Hovland
  8. Wyndham Clark
  9. Brian Harman
  10. Tommy Fleetwood (England)

Wrapping Up

So if you want to finish up the 2023 PGA Tour and save some money doing it, sign up for Sling Blue + Sports Extra along with Paramount+ with Showtime — it’s a winning combo!

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Featured photo: Tour Championship trophies on display at East Lake Golf Club (2013) / photo by Cpl. Michael Spandau, 982nd Signal Company (Combat Camera) (Airborne) under public domain via Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS)

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