PGA Tour Brunch | AMEX Round-1
@PGATourbrunch @DigSportsDesk look at Day 1 of American Express
The American Express - Tees-Off Today
LaQUINTA - Since The American Express became a 72-hole event in 2012, the last 10 tournaments were decided by no more than two strokes, including two strokes (three times), one stroke (four times), and playoffs (three times).
Two players have posted (59) at The American Express, including Adam Hadwin in his third round of the 2017 event.
Si Woo Kim is the defending champion after his 66-68-67-64 - (265) - (-23) last season.
Preview | The American Express
COURSE(s): PGA West (Stadium) - LaQuinta, California along with PGA WEST (Nicklaus Tournament), and La Quinta Country Club.
ARCHITECT: Pete Dye
YARDS/PAR: 7,147 yards/Par 72
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $7,600,000/$1,368,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Si Woo Kim
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points / to Winner: 500
OFFICIAL SITE: (The American Express)
TV COVERAGE: All four days of TV coverage is from 3:00pm to 7:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage will be featured on ESPN-Plus today through Sunday with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups from 11:30am to 7:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage of the The American Express with broadcasts today and Friday from 1:00pm to 7:00pm (ET). Weekend coverage on Sirius XM Radio runs from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATour(dot)com.
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
The American Express Tee Times today at 8:40am (local)/11:40pm (ET) and going to 10:40pm (local)/1:40pm (ET).
Weather: Perfect weather forecast for the entire tournament. Temperatures approximately 60-62 degrees. Low wind, low humidity. No chance of rain. (link)
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The American Express - Field and Tee Times:
The Field - (link)
Tee Times: (link)
Charley Hoffman OUT / Joshua Creel IN
Martin Laird OUT / Jared Wolfe IN
What They’re Saying:
At 6-9, You Can’t Miss James Hart du Preez (Desert Sun News)
Matthew Wolff Expects to use Driver (PGATourCom)
Scottie Scheffler Top Player without a “W” (Golf Week/USA Today)
How to Watch PGA Tour This Week (Cord Cutters)
#Sports Gambling and Golf Daily Fantasy News
Expert Picks for the AMEX- (PGATourCom)
Sleeper Picks - (PGATourCom)
Says Action Network: Sahith Theegala - consider for Top 10 (+1800)
Jason Sobel of Action Net: “I very nearly swung for the fences and made this 250/1 long-shot my favorite outright play this week. Instead, I’ll hedge just a bit and list Sahith Theegala for a Top-10, but I obviously don’t mind a shot on him at that massive outright price, as well. An all-everything collegiate player at Pepperdine — he won the Haskins, Hogan and Nicklaus awards — the California native is on the verge of big things at the professional level and history suggests it could happen here in his home state. We won’t be able to get him at these current odds for much longer.
On This Day in Golf History:
January 20, 1985 - Calvin Peete shot a final round (68) at the Phoenix Open to win his ninth PGA Tour event, two shots clear of Doug Tewell and Morris Hatalsky. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE