2013 TOUR Championship Betting Odds + Event Info, Times, Coverage

It has all come down to the final stop for 2013 on the PGA Tour... the TOUR Championship. The 2013 TOUR Championship will be held at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, as it will be for every season to come as the new permanent home of the tournament. This year's TOUR Championship will begin on Thursday, September 19th with just 30 players in the field who will cross the finish line for the season on Sunday, September 22th, 2013.

Golf channel will have four hours of coverage beginning at 2pm ET on Thursday and Friday to get things started for the final 30 golfers still alive to win the FedEx Cup championship. NBC will carry most of the Playoffs, but as for the TOUR Championship, that will be on CBS for the weekend. Coverage starts at 3pm ET on Saturday, and 2pm ET on Sunday.

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The TOUR Championship

East Lake Golf Club has been host to the TOUR Championship every year since 2004, and several sporadic years before then. It is the permanent home of the TOUR Championship from here on out.

A Par-70, East Lake is 7,154 yards for the event, featuring a natural setting in the northern part of Georgia. One of the unique features to this golf club is the fact that the course ends on a Par-3. This is unusual, but definitely adds to the drama down the stretch on Sunday with the FedEx Cup on the line.

There are 2,500 FedEx Cup points on the line. Any player within the top-5 of the FedEx Cup standings coming into the tournament will win the FedEx Cup as well as a cool $1,440,000 share of the total 8 million dollar purse.

What Happened In 2012?

The PGA tour sets up the FedEx Cup Playoffs such that any player in the top-five of the standings coming into the week will win the FedEx Cup with a victory in the TOUR Championship. Brandt Snedeker did just that, capturing the championship in East Lake, and the FedEx Cup along with it. Snedeker cruised to a three-shot win over Justin Rose and four shots over Luke Donald. Snedeker carded a round of 68 on Sunday to win the title, capping off the biggest season of his career.

Betting Odds For The 2013 TOUR Championship

The season-long FedEx Cup Championship has come down to the final event on the calendar in the Tour Championship. The top-30 players in the FedEx Cup rankings through the first three playoff events made the field at East Lake in Atlanta. The good news for all 30 in the field is that they each have a chance to win the FedEx Cup by the conclusion of Sunday, though for some it will be much easier to accomplish than for others.

That includes those players at the top of the rankings. Any player in the top-five on Thursday will win the FedEx Cup with a win at the Tour Championship.

Tiger Woods is in the No.1 position heading into the start of the opening round. The other four players with a chance to win the FedEx Cup with a win are Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Zach Johnson, and Matt Kuchar.

Tiger Woods (5/1) +500 - Woods is the favorite to win the Tour Championship, which would obviously give him the FedEx Cup championship as well. Though Woods can still win the FedEx Cup without winning the Tour Championship as well, so there are plenty of scenarios that can unfold this week.

Adam Scott (12/1) +1200 - Scott won the first playoff event in The Barclays, which has set him up in good position to win the FedEx Cup as the No.3 ranked player in the standings. Like Woods, Scott can win the FedEx Cup with a win at the Tour Championship. This is his highest ranking in the FedEx Cup standings entering the Tour Championship.

Phil Mickelson (14/1) +1400 - Mickelson is one of the first guys on the outside looking into the top-five, sitting in the No.8 position. If he were to win the Tour Championship this week, he would need some things to fall into place such that he could leap frog over the top-five guys into that spot. At 14/1, oddsmakers think he has a good chance to win.

Henrik Stenson (16/1) +1600 - Stenson held the No.1 spot on the FedEx Cup rankings for a brief stint, before Woods overtook it. But as the No.2 player in the rankings he has the next-best chance to Woods win the FedEx Cup. Stenson's game sets up well for East Lake so he should definitely be a fun player to watch.

Justin Rose (16/1) +1600 - Rose comes in as the No.9 ranked player in the FedEx Cup rankings, but at 16/1 is a top-five favorite to win the Tour Championship. Rose nearly won The Barclays, but hasn't put together the putting performances of late to get him into the winner's circle.

Tour Championship Betting Odds - lines found at Bovada on 9/17/2013

Our Picks

The Winner - With a 30-player field, the picking is certainly easier than with a 150-player field for a normal PGA tour event. But these are still the 30 best players from the entire season. The pressure will be on the top-five this week, and PGABettingOdds.com thinks that Tiger Woods will win the FedEx Cup, but the winner of the Tour Championship will come from outside of the top-five. We are going to go with the youngest player in the field in 20-year-old Jordan Spieth, who sits at No.13 in the rankings. What a better way to cap of a season than with a victory at the Tour Championship.

Darkhorse Value Bet - Bill Haas won the FedEx Cup by winning the Tour Championship a couple years ago, starting in 25th position. He is in 18th this week and has a winning history at East Lake. Expect Haas to play well and contend by the end of Sunday.

Notable Pairings

The Tour Championship will send the top-30 players in the FedEx Cup rankings out in twosomes beginning on Thursday. They will go out in the order of the rankings, so Tiger Woods and Henrik Stenson will be paired together as No.1 and No.2 respectively. These two go out last on Thursday, with a 2pm ET tee time. The No.29 and No.30 players will go out first, with Luke Donald and Dustin Johnson teeing off at 11:40 am ET.

There are 2-ball betting odds that have been set for the first round, and will adjust through each round with new lines. Woods is set as a -140 favorite to best Stenson on the day. Stenson is going off at +150. For both players to tie, it's set at +750.

Bovada Sportsbook has formed mythical 2-ball betting odds as well, matching players not grouped together. For example, Woods and Scott are paired in a betting line, with Woods at -155, and Scott at +110.

Below, check out the complete 2-ball betting lines plus the tee times for each grouping.