1. The Golf-Father

Otherwise known as Francesco Molinari. Just a couple weeks ago, Molinari became golf’s new Champion Golfer of the Year and collected his third victory worldwide in his last six starts, including his first PGA TOUR title and his first major championship in the span of four weeks #Woah

After he collected his first TOUR title at Quicken Loans National, Molinari had this to say about just barely missing out on the TOUR Championship last year.

However, Francesco is worry-free this year as his three victories catapulted him up the FedExCup standings from No.123 to No. 7, so it’s safe to say the Italian punched his ticket to East Lake #WelcomeToAtlanta

2. Are we out of the Woods yet?
Nope, but we’re close!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the better part of this PGA TOUR season, Tiger Woods has been finding fairways (you read that right), holing putts and contending on the PGA TOUR once again.

To answer your question, no, he’s not qualified for the TOUR Championship… yet. Tiger has a chance to qualify for the first time since 2013.

Currently No. 47 in the FedExCup standings, Tiger needs to climb 17 spots to reach the top 30 in order to punch his ticket back to East Lake.\

3. New date, who dis?
After much anticipation, the 2018-19 PGA TOUR schedule was announced earlier this month. Among the highlights is the FedExCup Playoffs featuring three events rather than four, with the TOUR Championship moving to August 21-25 in 2019 #MarkYourCalendars

But don’t you worry! The tournament will continue to welcome the top 30 players in the FedExCup standings to the PGA TOUR’s season finale in Atlanta, where both the winner of the TOUR Championship and the season-long FedExCup will be crowned.

4. Inspiration lives on BOTH sides of the ropes
Yes – the PGA TOUR is home to incredible golf. Yes – the top 30 players in the FedExCup standings vie for the title of FedExCup champion every year at East Lake Golf Club. Simply put, these guys know how to #LiveUnderPar.

But it isn’t just a way to play, it’s a way to be, and that attitude extends beyond the rope-line each week on the PGA TOUR, and the TOUR Championship is proud to be a part of such a rich, giving tradition.

So much so the TOUR championship will expand its philanthropic impact in Atlanta. In addition to the East Lake Foundation, the tournament will support two new neighborhood-based nonprofit organizations in Atlanta, the Grove Park Foundation and Purpose Built Schools Atlanta.

This shift will allow the TOUR Championship to connect more communities and organizations engaged in holistic community revitalization to each other and to one of the greatest annual sporting events in Atlanta.

5. More than a clubhouse…
It’s the 1904 Club, an all-inclusive hospitality experience, which celebrates the rich history of East Lake while delivering the highest level of hospitality access at the TOUR Championship.

Want more details on this best in class experience? Look no further than these words from our very own PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan. #LegendaryStandards

Speaking of legendary, did we mention the chefs providing the culinary creations? You may recognize some of their restaurants … Local Three, Red Beard, Tuk Tuk, Rathbun’s, Nan Thai. #WhatsNotToLove

Aside from the elite eats, 1904 Club members can take advantage of a full-service concierge, valet parking, access to exclusive apparel and an invitation to the private celebrity gala following tournament week.