Tour Championship donates $3M — largest amount in tournament history

The Tour Championship donated a tournament record of “just over $3 million” to local nonprofits, according to an announcement this week.

The announcement came during the event’s annual volunteer appreciation party, which was postponed from its traditional date during tournament week in September due to Hurricane Florence, the statement said.

Proceeds from the PGA tournament primarily benefit the East Lake Foundation and other local nonprofits, such as the Grove Park Foundation, Purpose Built Schools Atlanta and The First Tee of Atlanta, an international youth golf development organization.

This year's season ended with Tiger Woods scoring his first win in five years.

Next year, the golf season's final tournament will be played a month earlier than normal, from Aug. 19-25, as part of the tour's revamped 46-tournament schedule. Tickets are available here; people 18 and under are admitted for free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

The East Lake golf course hosted its first Tour Championship in 1998 and became the tournament’s permanent home in 2005.

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