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
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|
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.
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.
- 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:
|Byeong Hun An|
|Charles Howell III|
|Si Woo Kim|
|Ted Potter Jr.|
|Bo Van Pelt|
|Erik van Rooyen|
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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