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DID you Know the 2021 American Express Will Start Thursday at PGA West

DID you Know the 2021 American Express Will Start Thursday at PGA West

The $6.7 million American Express begins Thursday at the PGA WEST Pete Dye Stadium Course and Nicklaus Tournament Course in La Quinta, Calif. and awards $1,134,000 to Sunday’s champion. Andrew Landry is the tournament’s defending champion. GOLF Channel will provide live coverage of each round of The American Express (Thursday-Sunday) from 12-4 p.m. PT.

Some Notable facts regarding The American Express’ 2021 player field:

Andrew Landry shares a special moment with his son Brooks, seconds after sinking his championship winning putt on the 18th hole of the Stadium course at PGA West in La Quinta, Ca. Doesn’t melt your heart?
📷 Daniel Burr/ coachellavalley.com

n The Purse is $6.7m.

n No spectators are allowed this year.

n There are no rock concerts this year.

n Tournament January 21 -24, 2021

The Ambassador Phil Mickelson

n  The field features 12 major champions, led by five-time major champion, World Golf Hall of Famer and tournament host Phil Mickelson and also including American Express debutante Brooks Koepka (a four-time major winner between 2017-19), 2019 U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland, 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed, 2018 Open Championship winner Francesco Molinari, Charl Schwartzel, Zach Johnson, Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, Jimmy Walker, Lucas Glover and Steve Jones.

n  The field includes nine players in the top 26 of the Official World Golf Ranking – Jon Rahm (No. 2), Patrick Cantlay (No. 9), Patrick Reed (No. 11), Brooks Koepka (No. 12), Matthew Wolff (No. 15), Sungjae Im (No. 18), Tony Finau (No. 20), Abraham Ancer (No. 24), Paul Casey (No. 26) – and 12 of the world’s top 39 golfers.

n  The field includes 14 past champions of The American Express: Andrew Landry (2020), Adam Long (2019), Jon Rahm (2018), Hudson Swafford (2017), Jason Dufner (2016), Bill Haas (2010, 2015), Patrick Reed (2014), Brian Gay (2013), Mark Wilson (2012), Pat Perez (2009), D.J. Trahan (2008), Charley Hoffman (2007), Phil Mickelson (2002, 2004), Steve Jones (1989).

n  The field includes 14 players in the top 30 of the 2020-21 PGA TOUR FedExCup standings, and 10 players who competed in the 30-player field at the 2020 TOUR Championship.

n  Youngest player in the field – Akshay Bhatia (18 years old). Oldest player in the field – Steve Jones (62 years old).

The American Express final field (156 players)

An, Byeong Hun

Ancer, Abraham

Anderson, Mark

Armour, Ryan

Augenstein, John +

Baddeley, Aaron +

Bhatia, Akshay +

Block, Michael #

Bradley, Keegan

Bramlett, Joseph

Brehm, Ryan

Brown, Scott

Burgoon, Bronson

Burns, Sam

Cantlay, Patrick

Cappelen, Sebastian

Casey, Paul

Champ, Cameron

Choi, K.J.

Clark, Wyndham

Cook, Austin

Dahmen, Joel

Davis, Cameron

Donald, Luke

Dufner, Jason

Duncan, Tyler

Finau, Tony

Fowler, Rickie

Garnett, Brice

Gay, Brian

Ghim, Doug

Gibson, Rhein

Gligic, Michael

Glover, Lucas

Gómez, Fabián

Gooch, Talor

Gordon, Will

Grace, Branden

Griffin, Lanto

Grillo, Emiliano

Haas, Bill

Hadley, Chesson

Hadwin, Adam

Hahn, James

Hall, Harry +

Harman, Brian

Harrington, Scott

Hearn, David

Henley, Russell

Herman, Jim

Hickok, Kramer

Hoag, Bo

Hoffman, Charley

Hoge, Tom

Homa, Max

Hossler, Beau

Howell III, Charles

Hubbard, Mark

Huh, John

Im, Sungjae

Johnson, Zach

Jones, Matt

Jones, Steve

Kang, Sung

Kim, Joohyung +

Kim, Michael

Kim, Si Woo

Kirk, Chris

Kizzire, Patton

Knox, Russell

Kodaira, Satoshi

Koepka, Brooks

Kraft, Kelly

Lahiri, Anirban

Laird, Martin

Landry, Andrew

Lashley, Nate

Lebioda, Hank

Ledesma, Nelson

Lee, Danny

Lee, Kyoung-Hoon

List, Luke

Long, Adam

Lovemark, Jamie

Mahan, Hunter

Malnati, Peter

McCarthy, Denny

McCumber, Tyler

McNealy, Maverick

Merritt, Troy

Mickelson, Phil

Molinari, Francesco

Moore, Ryan

Muñoz, Sebastián

Murray, Grayson

Na, Kevin

NeSmith, Matthew

Noh, Seung-Yul

Noren, Alex

Norlander, Henrik

O’Hair, Sean

Oppenheim, Rob

Pan, C.T.

Percy, Cameron

Perez, Pat

Piercy, Scott

Poston, J.T.

Potter, Jr., Ted

Putnam, Andrew

Rahm, Jon

Reavie, Chez

Redman, Doc

Reed, Patrick

Rodgers, Patrick

Ryder, Sam

Sabbatini, Rory

Scheffler, Scottie

Schenk, Adam

Schwartzel, Charl

Seiffert, Chase

Shelton, Robby

Sloan, Roger

Snedeker, Brandt

Spaun, J.J.

Stadler, Kevin

Stallings, Scott

Stanley, Kyle

Steele, Brendan

Straka, Sepp

Streelman, Kevin

Stricker, Steve

Stuard, Brian

Swafford, Hudson

Taylor, Nick

Taylor, Vaughn

Teater, Josh +

Thompson, Michael

Trahan, D.J.

Trainer, Martin

Tringale, Cameron

Tway, Kevin

Van Pelt, Bo

van Rooyen, Erik

Varner III, Harold

Ventura, Kristoffer

Villegas, Camilo

Walker, Jimmy

Watney, Nick +

Werenski, Richy

Whaley, Vincent

Wilson, Mark

Wise, Aaron

Wolff, Matthew

Woodland, Gary

Zhang, Xinjun

1   Sponsor-Members (TBD)

+ – Sponsor Exemption

# – Section Champion

Last Year’s Winner of $1.206 million and the 2020 American Express Champion Andrew Landry

Winner of $1.206 million and the 2020 The American Express – champion Andrew Landry (66-64-65-67; 26-under-par 262).

The Ambassador Phil Mickelson

Landry earned his second PGA TOUR win in his 80th career TOUR start Sunday at the Stadium Course at PGA WEST in La Quinta, Calif. and collected a winner’s prize of $1,206,000 (from a $6.7 million purse) and 500 FedExCup points, vaulting him to No. 17 in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup standings.

Andrew Landry shares a special moment with his son Brooks, seconds after sinking his championship winning putt on the 18th hole of the Stadium course at PGA West in La Quinta, Ca. Doesn’t melt your heart?
📷 Daniel Burr/ coachellavalley.com

Landry’s 5-under 67 on Sunday was aided by birdies on the par-3 17th (6’ 10” putt) and par-4 18th (6’ putt) holes.

Andrew Lantry put on a golf master class this weekend. The message on the back of his hat read, “Play Your Best” mission accomplished.
📷 Daniel Burr/ coachellavalley.com

$1,206,000 wealthier today Andrew Landry
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