The American Express (PGA Tour 2020) - Predictions, Picks, and Odds

American Express Event Information

Points: 500 FedEx Cup points for the champion.

Total prize money: $6.7 million

Winner prize money: $1.206 million

When: from January 16th to January 19th

Where: TPC Stadium Course at PGA West in La Quinta, CA

The course: 72-hole, 7,300 yards

How to watch: The Golf Channel, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET

Best Picks for the 2020 American Express

The Desert Classic is one of the most traditional events in the PGA Tour schedule.

These four players are among the title candidates for this week’s event.

Sungjae Im

The South Korean sensation is still chasing after his elusive first PGA Tour win.

Im has a very good shot at finally scoring it this week at California.

The 21-year-old rising star has five T25 results in seven appearances so far this season.

Im’s most recent result was a T21 finish, but the Korean golfer already has one runner-up and one T3 finish in the 2020 PGA Tour.

He took part in last year’s edition of the Desert Classic, scoring a T12 finish.

Im’s odds make him a very interesting pick, and although it does come with some risk, he has a very good shot at winning the 2020 American Express.

Rickie Fowler

Fowler’s odds make him the favorite to win this year’s edition of the American Express.

Playing in his home state, the three-time major runner-up will be making his first Desert Classic appearance since 2014.

Fowler just made his 2020 PGA Tour debut and scored a T5 finish in last week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua.

The local from California is arguably the best pick, widely regarded as the top contender of the field.

However, Fowler’s longtime absence from the event could play a role in diminishing his chances.

That being said, he remains the safest pick available.

Phil Mickelson

The PGA Tour legend finished runner-up in last year’s Desert Classic.

His form, however, has taken a bit of a dip in the most recent events.

Mickelson has one T18 finish as his best results in the last 19 PGA Tour appearances.

His best result in the 2019/2020 PGA Tour season was a T28 finish in his most recent event, the World Golf Championship.

That being said, the five-time major champion is always a threat and could show up as a surprise winner.

Adam Long

Long wasn’t among the favorites last year either but scored a surprising win.

He is again considered a longshot for this year’s edition but could prove the experts wrong once more.

It remains his only victory in the PGA Tour, as he failed to repeat the success in the recent tournaments.

He did come close to scoring a second win in the 2019/20 season, with a T2 finish in the Mayakoba Golf Classic.

His results in the other eight events this season include one T14 finish and three T23 results.

The American Express 2020 Odds – Tournament Winner

Winner Odds
Rickie Fowler +1100
Sung-Jae Im +1600
Paul Casey +2200
Tony Finau +2500
Kevin Kisner +2800
Byeong Hun An +2800
Billy Horschel +3000
Scottie Scheffler +3000
Charles Howell +3000
Phil Mickelson +4000
Francesco Molinari +4000
Jason Kokrak +4000
Brendon Todd +4000
Harris English +5000
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