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Spieth, Thomas paired at Tour Championship

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They combined to win the last two majors of the year, and now they'll share the final pairing during the opening round of the season-ending Tour Championship.

Jordan Spieth will begin play at East Lake Golf Club as the top seed in the points race, followed closely by Justin Thomas. Spieth admitted last week at the BMW Championship that Thomas' five wins make him the leader for Player of the Year honors, but he also believes that a Spieth win this week - along with the FedExCup title - could make it a "difficult" choice.

Other notable duos on Thursday include Masters champ Sergio Garcia paired with rookie winner Xander Schauffele, while red-hot Marc Leishman will play the opening round alongside world No. 1 Dustin Johnson. The five players who are guaranteed to win the FedExCup with a Tour Championship win this week are Spieth, Thomas, Johnson, Leishman and Jon Rahm.

Players will be re-paired for the second round based on score. Here's a look at the final opening-round tee sheet of the season (all times ET):

11:40 a.m.: Patrick Cantlay, Jason Dufner

11:50 a.m.: Russell Henley, Gary Woodland

12 p.m.: Sergio Garcia, Xander Schauffele

12:10 p.m.: Patrick Reed, Tony Finau

12:20 p.m.: Adam Hadwin, Kyle Stanley

12:30 p.m.: Kevin Chappell, Brian Harman

12:40 p.m.: Jhonattan Vegas, Kevin Kisner

12:50 p.m.: Jason Day, Webb Simpson

1 p.m.: Charley Hoffman, Daniel Berger

1:10 p.m.: Pat Perez, Matt Kuchar

1:20 p.m.: Brooks Koepka, Paul Casey

1:30 p.m.: Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Rose

1:40 p.m.: Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler

1:50 p.m.: Dustin Johnson, Marc Leishman

2 p.m.: Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas