2020 PGA American Express Preview and Picks
Ready to bet on this week’s 2020 American Express betting odds? Phil Mickelson is making his return to the tour this weekend He’ll be up against a tough field battling for 500 FedEx Cup points and a total purse of $6.7 million. CappersPicks weighs in each week with free PGA Tour picks & gambling lines coverage so bookmark our website and check back often.
2020 American Express Handicapping
- Where: TPC Stadium Course, Nicklaus Tournament Course, La Quinta Country Club
- Date: January 16-19, 2020
- Format: Celebrity Pro-Am
- Defending Champion: Adam Long
- TV Coverage: The Golf Channel
- Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
It’s a weak field this week, as The American Express is staggered in between a bunch of major tournaments. Either way, gambling action doesn’t stop and there’s always plenty of value to find.
Rickie Fowler is the favorite at the celebrity pro-am this week, but there’s plenty of other golfers to look at. Let’s get into it…
2020 American Express Betting Odds
Rickie Fowler +1100
Rickie’s coming off two straight top-5 finishes and two more top-10 finishes before that.
However, he’s only played twice here in the last decade, and neither times has he finished inside the top-30. Most of the favorites will be stay aways here, but especially Fowler in this celebrity pro-am format.
Tony Finau +2000
Finau will be another golfer of interest this weekend, and he had a top-10 finish at the Hero World Challenge in December.
It’s also worth noting he’s fresh off the plane from a tournament in Hong Kong last week. So, i’m going to stay away here, too.
Phil Mickelson +4000
Mickelson is making his first start since the WGC-HSBC Champions event in November, and will be looking to hit some bombs as the host for his charity.
Mickelson generally kicks off his year here and has had success at this event in the past. However, he hasn’t played since November, and the biggest red flag is that he hasn’t posted a top-30 since The Masters. He’s a fan favorite and will surely draw some bettors here, but I don’t think he’s the smartest bet.
2020 American Express Free Picks
Byeong Hun An +2500:
This should be the best bet for the weekend. Hun An is still one of the mid-tier favorites this weekend, and has got to win a tournament sooner rather than later. Additionally, he’s coming off of three straight top-15 finishes in some legitimate tournaments.
It’s probably worth noting this is his debut in this tournament, but I don’t see why that should stop anyone. Hammer away!
Adam Long +8000:
Long is the defending champion, valued at 500-1 here last year. And while he missed the cut at the Sony Open last weekend, he’s posted a couple of good finishes before that. Specifically, a T-2nd at the OHL Classic after posting a -5 on Sunday.
Full Handicapping Odds To Win The 2020 American Express at Stadium Course
- Rickie Fowler: 11-1
- Sungjae Im 16-1
- Paul Casey: 20-1
- Tony Finau: 20-1
- Byeong Hun An: 25-1
- Kevin Kisner: 25-1
- Billy Horschel: 28-1
- Cameron Champ: 33-1
- Charles Howell III: 33-1
- Francesco Molinari: 33-1
- Matthew Wolff: 33-1
- Scottie Scheffler: 33-1
- Abraham Ancer: 40-1
- Brendon Todd: 40-1
- Jason Kokrak: 40-1
- Phil Mickelson: 40-1