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2022 PGA Tour The American Express Odds and Picks

Michael Harrison

by Michael Harrison in Golf

Jan 17, 2022 · 7:37 AM PST

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Phil Mickelson hits from the rough on the fourth hole during the first round of The American Express golf tournament at La Quinta Country Club Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
  • The American Express tees off Thursday, January 20th from La Quinta, CA
  • Jon Rahm is the +500 favorite to win, followed by Patrick Cantlay
  • We’ve narrowed down the golfers with the best chance of emerging victorious and provided the best value bets below

After two weeks in Hawaii, the PGA Tour returns to the mainland for The American Express, the event formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic. It will be played over three courses, with each track being used once the first three days, which then leads to the cut. The final round is contested at PGA West, and the celebrity pro-am portion has been reinstated after there wasn’t one last year.

World #1 Jon Rahm, who won this tournament in 2018, is back – and he’s the +500 favorite. He’s played this event for the first time since his sixth place showing in his title defense in 2019. Patrick Cantlay, who nearly had an epic Sunday comeback last year, is the second favorite to claim victory.

Going low is imperative for success, with 14 straight champions firing at least 20-under-par en route to the title.

2022 The American Express Odds

Golfers Odds
Jon Rahm +500
Patrick Cantlay +900
Scottie Scheffler +1600
Sungjae Im +1800
Tony Finau +2000
Talor Gooch +2000
Corey Conners +2200
Abraham Ancer +2500
Matthew Wolff +2800
Seamus Power +2800
Patrick Reed +3500
Russell Henley +3500
Cameron Tringale +4500
Will Zalatoris +5000
Justin Rose +5500
Rickie Fowler +6000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +6000
Si Woo Kim +6500
Alex Noren +6500
Adam Hadwin +6500

Odds as of January 17th at DraftKings

Matthew Wolff Has Started Season on Fire

In his first four tournaments to start the campaign late last year, Matthew Wolff was playing some inspired golf. The results spoke for themselves, as he went T-17th, 2nd, T-5th and T-11th to get his season off to a wonderful start.

Subsequently, his strokes gained stats in the last twelve rounds are phenomenal as he’s been knocking on the door for another title.

Matthew Wolff’s Strokes Gained Stats In Last 12 Rounds

Short Game Total Around The Green Tee-To-Green Putting Ball Striking Off-The-Tee
1 2 3 6 7 27 31

After bursting onto the scene to win the 3M Open in just his third professional start, Wolff hasn’t been able to add to his trophy haul but has found himself with plenty of other chances to get it done. With his strong start to the season, his +2800 odds are awfully intriguing to get back into the winner’s circle.

Last Five The American Express Winners

Year Winner
2021 Si Woo Kim
2020 Andrew Landry
2019 Adam Long
2018 Jon Rahm
2017 Hudson Swafford

2022 The American Express Best Value Picks

  1. Will Zalatoris (+5000): Though he hasn’t been as strong the last four times teeing it up as we’ve been accustomed to seeing, the 2021 Masters runner-up sports intriguing odds at this price. He’s not that far removed from a four event stretch that saw him post three top-15 finishes.
  2. Adam Hadwin (+6500): From 2016-19 Adam Hadwin was dominant at this championship and did pretty much everything but win it. He was T-6th in 2016, then the following three years the Canadian was second, T-3rd, then T-2nd.
  3. Andrew Landry (+13000): The ultimate boom or bust pick for this tournament. In the last four attempts, he’s had two middling events but two spectacular ones in La Quinta. He won it in 2020 and was also a runner-up, dropping to Jon Rahm in a playoff in 2018.
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