Some of the best golfers on the PGA Tour, including Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, and Scottie Scheffler, hit the links at La Quinta Country Club in La Quinta, California this week for the 2022 The American Express PGA Tournament. The American Express is often one of them most popular tournaments on the tour. Jon Rahm offers favorite’s odds while Patrick Cantlay is the second-choice. See below for the latest golf odds as well as an odds analysis.
2022 American Express Tournament Info
After setting the course record (61) on the Stadium, @Patrick_Cantlay is back to finish the job this time around.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 19, 2022
- When: Thursday, Jan. 20 – Sunday, Jan. 23
- Where: La Quinta Country Club, La Quinta, CA
- TV: Golf Channel
- Live Stream: GolfChannel.com
- Purse: $7.6 million
- Defending Champ: Si Woo Kim
Odds to Win the 2022 American Express
- Jon Rahm +600
- Patrick Cantlay +900
- Scottie Scheffler +1800
- Tony Finau +2000
- Sungjae Im +2000
- Corey Conners +2200
- Abraham Ancer +2800
- Patrick Reed +3000
- Matthew Wolff +3000
- Russell Henley +3300
- Talor Gooch +3300
- Seamus Power +3300
- Will Zalatoris +4000
- Cameron Tringale +4500
- Justin Rose +4500
- Rickie Fowler +5000
- Alex Noren +5000
- Si Woo Kim +5000
Which golfer is the better play? Jon Rahm or Patrick Cantlay?
In Rahm’s last tournament played, the Sentry Tournament of Champions, he finished in second-place. Rahm shot a 66 in the first, second, and fourth rounds. The American Express favorite shot a 61 third-round. But as great as Rahm played, it wasn’t good enough to beat tournament winner Cameron Smith, which is why at +600, Jon Rahm is a play against.
At the Sentry, Patrick Cantlay finished 7 strokes off Rahm. The AMEX chalk shot a -33. Cantlay shot a -66. Cantlay could turn the tables on his rival in La Quinta because at the 2021 American Express, he shot a -22, just a single stroke off winner Si Woo Kim. Cantlay is in good enough form to warrant consideration, especially, if you want to back one of the two favorites.
Which golfers among Scheffler, Finau, Im, Conners, and Ancer deserve a look?3>
Scheffler has a big shot. Scottie finished second at the Hero World Challenge in Albany in his last. Tiger’s tournament happened in early December last year. So Scheffler heads to La Quinta off a layoff, which means he circled the AMEX on his calendar.
Tony Finau is also worth a look. The +2000 choice is in decent form. Finau shot a -19 at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. He shot a -19 at last year’s American Express. Ancer and Im both missed the cut at the Sony Open in Hawaii in their last tournament played.
Conners is worth a look because he finished in eleventh place at the Sony Open. But if you want to bet on just a single golfer among this group, go with Scheffler or Finau.
Which golfers at odds of +3000 to +4000 have the best chances to win the American Express?
Since winning the RSM Classic, Talor Gooch has continued to play well. Gooch finished fifteenth at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and finished twenty-seventh at the Sony Open. Although the twenty-seventh isn’t great, it’s also not terrible. Gooch shot under 70 in every round in Hawaii. He also shot a -11 at the 2021 American Express. So he could play well this week.
After shooting a 63-68-65-65 at the Sony Open, Seamus Power finished third. Power finished fifteenth at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and fourth at the RSM Classic. It feels as if Power is on the cusp of a tournament victory. So give him a big chance at decent odds.
Among Tringale, Rose, Fowler, Noren, and Kim, which golfers have the best shot of taking home the American Express trophy?
Si Woo Kim doesn’t head to La Quinta playing his best golf. But we must consider because his 2022 form leading up to the American Express is almost the same as his 2021 form. Last year, Kim finished twenty-fifth at the Sony Open before winning the American Express.
This year, Kim finished fifty-fifth at the Sony Open, which implies he could bounce back at La Quinta this week. The defending champ also offers excellent odds. Cameron Tringale hasn’t played since the Houston Open last November. He’s likely to bring his best swing to the courses at La Quinta this week.
Tringale shot a decent -4 at the 2021 American Express. If he improves off that performance, and because he finished seventh at the Houston Open in last it’s a possibility, he can win the 2022 AMEX. Give Kim and Tringale a better shot to win than their odds indicate.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.