By Collin Kelley

One of golf’s biggest tournaments, THE TOUR Championship, returns to the East Lake Golf Club Sept. 20-23.

Who might you see on the links this year? Sergio Garcia, Bud Cauley, Jason Dufner, Matt Every, Jimmy Walker and Bubba Watson are contenders for one of golf’s biggest purses.

Tickets are still available ranging in price from $45 to $59 for access to the grounds and can be purchased at Ticketmaster. Youth 18 and younger have complimentary access to the grounds with an adult grounds ticket.

Organizers are encouraging attendees to park for free at Turner Field and catch the shuttle bus. Parking in and around East Lake will be restricted.

This year, all active, retired, and reserve military along with their dependents will be given free admission to tournament by showing their military ID at the main entrance gate.

The Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost presented by Kipper Tool located on the 16th hole will offer complimentary food and beverage for all military and their families.

Returning this year is Coca-Cola’s Birdies for East Lake by Belk program, an opportunity for golf fans to support the East Lake Foundation and help to build a stronger community. Through the Birdies for East Lake program, fans are invited to guess the number of birdies that will be recorded during the TOUR Championship and be entered to win a grand-prize of an all-inclusive five night stay for two at the adults-only Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

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Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.