PGA Tour Championship 2012: When and Where to Watch Round 4 Action
With the FedEx Cup championship on the line, Sunday's fourth round of the Tour Championship at East Lake has implications both short and long-term.
The two biggest faces in the sport, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, are both in contention heading into the final round and all eyes will be trained on their performances.
Nonetheless, there are plenty of other golfers in the field with a realistic shot at both the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup glory.
With that in mind, here's a preview of Sunday's final round, including a television schedule and tee times for all notable group pairings.
Tour Championship TV Schedule
|Sunday, Sept. 23||Final Round||
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
1 p.m.-6 p.m.
The Golf Channel
Notable Group Tee Times
1 p.m.: Luke Donald, Zach Johnson
1:10 p.m.: Matt Kuchar, Bo Van Pelt
1:20 p.m.: Tiger Woods, Robert Garrigus
1:30 p.m.: Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk
1:40 p.m.: Ryan Moore, Rory McIlroy
1:50 p.m.: Brandt Snedeker, Justin Rose
Can Tiger Woods Make a Comeback?
After a disappointing second round seemingly put Woods out of contention, the former world No. 1 recovered brilliantly on Saturday, shooting a three-under score of 67 to put him within four shots of the lead.
Considering Tiger's bouts with inconsistency throughout 2012, much should not be expected of the 36-year-old star. Nevertheless, from the moment he steps to the first tee on Sunday until his final putt on hole No. 18, all eyes will be laser-focused on his every shot.
If Woods comes back and wins on Sunday, he will capture his third FedEx Cup championship, an astonishing feat considering no other golfer has won the crown more than once.
There are other less sensational ways that he could take home the playoff as well, but without a win, fans across the nation will continue to wonder what happened to Tiger's once-storied late-round brilliance.
Will Rory McIlroy Fully Claim His Spot Atop the Golf World?
Though McIlroy has struggled all weekend to find his stroke, he still finds himself one shot ahead of Woods and within striking distance of victory.
A victory for the 23-year-old phenom would be his third-straight in the FedEx Cup playoffs and his fourth in five tournaments. More importantly, it would give McIlroy a status that so many have clamored for in recent weeks: unquestioned best golfer in the world.
Standings and rankings mean little in the long-term if it is not recognized by the public. A comeback win on Sunday for McIlroy would not only be his first FedEx Cup championship, but his coronation in what is likely to be a long reign atop the golf world.
Who Will Play the Spoiler?
While all eyes will be focused on Woods and McIlroy's places on the leaderboard, there are plenty of top-tier golfers who would love to play spoiler.
The last two seasons have seen Bill Haas and Jim Furyk come out with shocking Tour Championship victories to steal the crown out from under other favorites.
Most notable among those spoilers is Brandt Snedeker, who sits in fifth place in FedEx Cup points. With a victory, the 31-year-old would take home the playoff championship and silence all the critics about his Ryder Cup selection.
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