Another week, another PGA event. This time, the tour makes its way to the homeland after a few weeks in Hawaii. La Quinta, California is the next stop and it holds the PGA West Stadium Course, which is home to the American Express golf tournament. Jon Rahm is back in the field this week, as he leads the way in what promises to be a fun tournament at one of the nicest courses out west. Here is a look at a course preview, odds to win the event, top PGA sportsbooks, and more.

 

2021 American Express Golf Tournament Date and Time Info

After a fun finish to the 2021 Sony Open, the PGA schedule makes its way to California for this week’s American Express tournament. Here are the details for this week’s event.

Where: PGA West (Stadium), La Quinta, California
When: Thursday, January 21st to Sunday, January 24th, 2021
Watch: Golf Channel, PGA Tour Live, Twitter
Radio: SiriusXM
Purse: $6,700,000

 

The American Express Golf Course Preview – PGA West (Stadium)

While it is not a very unique name, the PGA West Stadium Course in La Quinta, California is one of the nicest courses on the west coast with a dazzling view of the mountains in the background. It has been rated in the top 100 courses, and it is notoriously one of the tougher courses in California. Here are some facts about the course for this week’s tournament.

  • Plays at 7,300+ yards
  • 76.1 Stroke Rating
  • 150 Slope Rating
  • Designed by Pete Dye

 

Odds to win the 2021 American Express Golf Tournament

The opening odds have been released for the 2021 American Express golf tournament. Here is a look at the top 10 in terms of odds to win the event, courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook. While Jon Rahm is a heavy favorite, there are quite a few top golfers that could challenge him for the title this week. Let’s take a look a the odds.

Golfer Odds to win The American Express
Jon Rahm +550
Patrick Cantlay +1300
Patrick Reed +1500
Tony Finau +1700
Scottie Scheffler +1900
Brooks Koepka +2600
Sungjae Im +2800
Abraham Ancer +3000
Matthew Wolff +3000
Russell Henley +3500

For a look at the betting odds in full, be sure to check out DraftKings Sportsbook.

 

Top Legal PGA Betting Apps

As you may know, betting on PGA and golf events is far different than other sports when it comes to legal sports betting. The golf markets are based around futures for the most part, whereas other events are betting on single teams or players. This makes a big difference when it comes to choosing a legal sportsbook to place your PGA bets at. You will want to find one that has not only the best prices, but a variety of markets to choose from such as matchups, hole props, and more. Here are some of the best legal sportsbooks when it comes to PGA betting.

 

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Golf Betting Picks for the 2021 American Express

The American Express is a fun golf tournament to wager on, as some of the top players in the world are participating early in the season. As always, we provide some of our betting picks for this week’s tournament. For more picks, odds, and information, check out our PGA page.

Outright Winner

  • Jon Rahm (+550)
  • Sungjae Im (+2800)
  • Cameron Champ (+5500)
  • Chris Kirk (+9000)

 

Field of Players for the 2021 American Express Golf Tournament

Here is a look at each golfer that is in the field for this week’s American Express tournament. It is quite the field, and one of the better groups of players to participate so far in the 2021 PGA season. Here’s the full field:

Golfer
Byeong Hun An
Abraham Ancer
Mark Anderson
Ryan Armour
John Augenstein
Aaron Baddeley
Chris Baker
Akshay Bhatia
Michael Block
Keegan Bradley
Joseph Bramlett
Ryan Brehm
Scott Brown
Bronson Burgoon
Sam Burns
Patrick Cantlay
Sebastian Cappelen
Paul Casey
Cameron Champ
Wyndham Clark
Austin Cook
Joel Dahmen
Cameron Davis
Luke Donald
Jason Dufner
Tyler Duncan
Tony Finau
Rickie Fowler
Brice Garnett
Brian Gay
Doug Ghim
Rhein Gibson
Michael Gligic
Lucas Glover
Fabián Gómez
Talor Gooch
Will Gordon
Branden Grace
Lanto Griffin
Emiliano Grillo
Bill Haas
Chesson Hadley
Adam Hadwin
James Hahn
Harry Hall
Brian Harman
Scott Harrington
David Hearn
Russell Henley
Jim Herman
Kramer Hickok
Bo Hoag
Charley Hoffman
Tom Hoge
Max Homa
Beau Hossler
Charles Howell III
Mark Hubbard
John Huh
Sungjae Im
Zach Johnson
Matt Jones
Steve Jones
Sung Kang
Joohyung Kim
Michael Kim
Si Woo Kim
Chris Kirk
Patton Kizzire
Russell Knox
Satoshi Kodaira
Brooks Koepka
Kelly Kraft
Anirban Lahiri
Martin Laird
Andrew Landry
Nate Lashley
Hank Lebioda
Nelson Ledesma
Danny Lee
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
Luke List
Adam Long
Jamie Lovemark
Hunter Mahan
Peter Malnati
Ben Martin
Denny McCarthy
Tyler McCumber
Maverick McNealy
Troy Merritt
Phil Mickelson
Francesco Molinari
Ryan Moore
Grayson Murray
Kevin Na
Matthew NeSmith
Seung-Yul Noh
Alex Noren
Henrik Norlander
Sean O’Hair
Rob Oppenheim
C.T. Pan
Cameron Percy
Pat Perez
Scott Piercy
J.T. Poston
Ted Potter Jr.
Andrew Putnam
Jon Rahm
Chez Reavie
Doc Redman
Patrick Reed
Patrick Rodgers
Sam Ryder
Rory Sabbatini
Scottie Scheffler
Adam Schenk
Charl Schwartzel
Chase Seiffert
Robby Shelton
Roger Sloan
Brandt Snedeker
J.J. Spaun
Kevin Stadler
Scott Stallings
Kyle Stanley
Brendan Steele
Sepp Straka
Kevin Streelman
Steve Stricker
Brian Stuard
Hudson Swafford
Ben Taylor
Nick Taylor
Vaughn Taylor
Josh Teater
Michael Thompson
D.J. Trahan
Martin Trainer
Cameron Tringale
Kevin Tway
Bo Van Pelt
Erik van Rooyen
Kristoffer Ventura
Camilo Villegas
Jimmy Walker
Nick Watney
Richy Werenski
Vincent Whaley
Tim Wilkinson
Mark Wilson
Aaron Wise
Matthew Wolff
Gary Woodland
Xinjun Zhang

 

American Express Golf Betting History

The American Express has been around since 1960, and has been a very popular golf event to wager on in recent years as one of the first PGA tournaments of the calendar year. Here is a look a the top five for last year’s tournament in terms of odds to win the event.

  • Rickie Fowler (+1200)
  • Sungjae Im (+1800)
  • Paul Casey (+2200)
  • Tony Finau (+2200)
  • Charles Howell III (+2500)

Last year’s winner was Andrew Landry, whose odds were a whopping 175:1! This means a $10 wager on Landry would have returned $1750, or a $100 wager would have returned $17,500.

 

2021 American Express Golf Tournament Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the betting favorite to win the 2021 American Express?

Jon Rahm is the betting favorite to win the 2021 American Express tournament.

Who won the 2020 American Express tournament?

Andrew Landry won the 2021 American Express golf tournament.

Can I bet on The American Express golf tournament?

Yes. You can legally wager on PGA Tour events in states that permit legal sports betting.

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