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The American Express 2024 PGA Tour picks to win, odds, course history

2023 American Express

After a few weeks on the islands of Hawaii, the PGA Tour has made its way to the mainland for The American Express at PGA West in La Quinta, California.

A loaded field will tee it up for the third event of 2024, including world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Justin Thomas, Tom Kim, Sam Burns, Tony Finau and Jason Day.

Scheffler, the betting favorite at +550, tied for 11th at PGA West last season and is coming off a T-5 performance at The Sentry.

Defending champion Jon Rahm isn’t in the field due to his recent move to LIV Golf.

Three courses will be used over the first three rounds — Pete Dye Stadium Course, Nicklaus Tournament Course and La Quinta Country Club — before the final round is played at the Stadium Course.

Golf courses

Pete Dye Stadium Course | Par 72 | 7,187 yards
Nicklaus Tournament Course | Par 72 | 7,147 yards
LA Quinta County Club | Par 72 | 7,060 yards

Jon Rahm putts on the fifth green during the final round of The American Express golf tournament at Pete Dye Stadium Course. (Photo: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports)

Betting preview

2024 Sony Open in Hawaii

Byeong Hun An of South Korea plays his shot from the fifth tee during the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club on January 14, 2024 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Matt Fitzpatrick (16/1): MC

Corey Conners (22/1): T-57

J.T Poston (30/1): 6th

Ben An (30/1): T-2

Well, that hurt. Ben An fell in a playoff to Grayson Murray after failing to make a four-footer. Tough, but we move on.

Player Odds Player Odds
Scottie Scheffler (+550) Wyndham Clark (+3500)
Patrick Cantlay (+1000) Tony Finau (+3500)
Xander Schauffele (+1200) Jason Day (+3500)
Sungjae Im (+2000) Taylor Montgomery (+4500)
Justin Thomas (+2200) Si Woo Kim (+4500)
Tom Kim (+2500) Chris Kirk (+4500)
Min Woo Lee (+2500) Cam Davis (+5000)
Sam Burns (+3000) Adam Hadwin (+5500)
J.T. Poston (+3000) Rickie Fowler (+6000)
Eric Cole (+3000) Akshay Bhatia (+6000)

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