My Experience at The Tour Championship

Patrick Cantlay won the Tour Championship.

Every year during the first week of September at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga the last event of the PGA (Professional Golf Association) Tour season occurs. The top 30 golfers in the Fedex Cup Standings compete for the Fedex Cup and the Tour Championship, by using a staggered scoring system where the top person starts at 10 under par and the last person starts at even par, which makes it hard for the person at the bottom to win the entire tournament.

On Sunday, there was a one shot difference between the leader Patrick Cantlay, who had won 3 events before the tournament, and Jon Rahm the 2021 United States Open Championship winner, Cantlay who was at 20 under par at the start of the round and Rahm who was 19 under par to start the round, were the only two players that were even close to each other for winning the title on Sunday. I was there to see the pair compete and they were neck and neck until the final 5 holes and that is when Cantlay got a 2 shot lead over Rahm, and Rahm just continued to make pars, and with Cantlay’s birdie on 18 was the icing on the cake. Me and my friend Andrew Millwee were in the gallery at the event and we got to see up close how the top golfers in the world play with the fans following them, yelling chants, and feeling the pressure of twenty thousand fans watching you putt on the 18th green in one of the biggest events of the year. Just being in the gallery of a PGA Tour event is a completely different experience, it is unlike an NFL(National Football League) game where you just sit down and stand up when your team does something good, you follow a group of players for the whole day. But I will say the experience was unlike any other sporting events that I have been to in the past, the Tour Championship was the best sporting event that I have been to in my life.