The top 30 players in the FedExCup standings are back at East Lake for the Tour Championship. Here's the key info for the final event of the season. Golf course: East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., was opened in 1908 and designed by Tom Bendelow. East Lake was redesigned by Donald Ross in 1913, George Cobb in 1959, and Rees Jones in 1995 and 2008. The course will play as a par 70 at 7,385 yards. Purse: $8.75 million TV schedule (All times Eastern): Thursday, 1-6 p.m. on Golf Channel; Friday, 1-6 p.m. on Golf Channel; Saturday, 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Golf Channel, 2:30-6:30 p.m. on NBC; Sunday, Noon-1:30 p.m. on Golf Channel, 1:30-6:30 p.m. on NBC Live streaming: Thursday, 1-6 p.m. at golfchannel.com;
Standing over a 5-foot putt to extend her team’s run in the member-guest tournament at Scottsdale National Golf Club, Jolene Gabbay can’t hear a pin drop. At least not when a car horn sounds as she prepares to pull the putter head back. That distraction is followed in quick succession by a loudly crowing rooster, the pounding of a jack hammer, a thumping helicopter and even Gunnery Sergeant Hartman from the movie ‘Full Metal Jacket’ yelling, “Get on your knees, scumbag!” The sound effects come one after another from three massive speakers atop a beefed-up entertainment cart parked two paces off the green. Queuing up the auditory barbs are two deejays from Hawaii flown in just for the event, while
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