After playing the first two rounds together at the BMW Championship, Woods and Stenson have been paired for the first round of the Tour Championship, as they rank No. 1 and 2, respectively, in the FedEx Cup standings heading into the season finale. The duo will begin the fourth leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs at 2 p.m. ET Thursday.
After a win Monday at Conway Farms that vaulted him to fourth in the overall points race, Zach Johnson will tee off at 1:50 p.m. alongside Adam Scott, himself a winner of a playoff event last month at The Barclays. Both players, along with Woods, Stenson and No. 5 Matt Kuchar, will win the overall FedEx Cup – and $10 million first-place prize – with a win this week at East Lake.
Other notable first-round pairings include reigning FedEx Cup champion Brandt Snedeker with U.S. Open winner Justin Rose, BMW runner-up Nick Watney alongside Jim Furyk, who came up short in Chicago despite a second-round 59, and Jason Day paired with Jordan Spieth, who will become the youngest player to ever tee it up in the Tour Championship after turning 20 years old this past July.
Full pairings for Thursday's first round are below (all times ET):
12:10 p.m. – Charl Schwartzel, Roberto Castro
1 p.m. – Jordan Spieth, Jason Day
1:10 p.m. – Jim Furyk, Nick Watney
1:20 p.m. – Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker
1:40 p.m. – Matt Kuchar, Steve Stricker
1:50 p.m. – Adam Scott, Zach Johnson
2 p.m. – Tiger Woods, Henrik Stenson