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Cantlay listed as favorite in Palm Springs

by Will Gray
Updated On: January 19, 2021, 6:02 pm ET

Months after lifting a trophy on the West Coast, Patrick Cantlay is once again a betting favorite as the PGA Tour returns to the mainland.

With two weeks in Hawaii in the books, the Tour heads to California this week for The American Express. Cantlay won in Los Angeles in October at the Zozo Championship, and he has had great success at another desert venue, TPC Summerlin in nearby Las Vegas. This week he heads the field in Palm Springs, listed as a +1200 favorite according to oddsmakers at PointsBet Sportsbook. Cantlay takes the top spot from world No. 2 Jon Rahm, who won this event two years ago but withdrew Monday.

With the pro-am portion of the competition canceled because of the pandemic, tournament officials have removed La Quinta Country Club and reduced the typical three-course rotation to two. Players will have three rounds on the Stadium Course at PGA West, with one round on the adjacent Nicklaus Tournament Course.

Last year's winner, Andrew Landry (+12500), returns to defend his title, while last week's winner, Kevin Na (+3300), makes the trip east from Honolulu. Former champ Patrick Reed (+1600) is in the field, while Brooks Koepka (+1800) makes his tournament debut and Scottie Scheffler (+1600) looks for redemption after letting the 54-hole lead slip away last year.

Here's a look at some of the notable odds this week in Palm Springs:

Odds to win The American Express (via PointsBet)

+1200: Patrick Cantlay

+1600: Patrick Reed, Scottie Scheffler

+1800: Brooks Koepka, Tony Finau

+2200: Sungjae Im

+2500: Matthew Wolff

+3000: Abraham Ancer

+3300: Kevin Na, Russell Henley

+4000: Rickie Fowler, Cameron Champ

+5000: Paul Casey, Brian Harman, Sam Burns

+6000: Talor Gooch, Aaron Wise, Adam Long, Adam Hadwin, Patton Kizzire, Si Woo Kim

+6600: Cameron Davis, Lanto Griffin, Charles Howell III, Emiliano Grillo

+8000: Phil Mickelson, Brendan Steele, Charley Hoffman, Chris Kirk, Doc Redman, Ryan Moore, Sepp Straka, Wyndham Clark, Zach Johnson

+10000: Alex Noren, Cameron Tringale, Erik van Rooyen, Gary Woodland, Joel Dahmen, Keegan Bradley, John Huh, Lucas Glover

+12500: Andrew Landry, Peter Malnati, Byeong-Hun An, Francesco Molinari, J.T. Poston, Kevin Streelman, Maverick McNealy, Max Homa, Tom Hoge

+15000: C.T. Pan, Chez Reavie, James Hahn, Luke List, Scott Piercy, Mark Hubbard, Martin Laird, Matt Jones, Matthew NeSmith, Nick Taylor, Patrick Rodgers, Rory Sabbatini, Russell Knox

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Will Gray

Will Gray joined Golf Channel in 2007 and currently serves as a staff writer for GolfChannel.com. Gray has been covering fantasy golf since 2012 and is a regular contributor to the Golf Central blog and covers several PGA Tour events each year. He's also a regular contributor to several digital properties on GolfChannel.com, including Stat Man, On the Clock, Fantasy Central, Grill Room and the Monday Scramble podcast.