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LONGSHOTS IN LA QUINTA

January 18, 2023

EVENT: The American Express (Thurs-Sun) 

WHY WE’LL WATCH: Five of the world’s top 10 are in Cali 🌴 including Xander Schauffele, who withdrew from the Sentry two weeks ago with a back injury. Hot putters and longshots 🤑 thrive in this event — five of the last six champions were 50/1 or higher. 

COURSE INFO: Golfers play two rounds at the PGA West Stadium Course (7,187 yards with water on seven holes), one round at the Nicklaus Course (7,147 yards with longer par-4s) and another at La Quinta (7,060 yards with 82 bunkers). 

THE FAVS: Jon Rahm (+650), Scottie Scheffler (+1000) and Patrick Cantlay (+1200). Defending champ Hudson Swafford signed with LIV 💰. 

BET TO CONSIDER: Taylor Montgomery Top 20 (+150): The 27-year-old makes his AmEx debut. He has displayed remarkable consistency with seven top 15s in his last eight PGA Tour events.