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
+2200: Sungjae Im
+2500: Matthew Wolff
+3000: Abraham Ancer
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