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The PGA Tour’s West Coast Swing gets under way this week with the American Express.

The first event of the year to be held on the US mainland, the long-running event is once again being held at PGA West in California.

Held continuously since 1960, the likes of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Lanny Wadkins are among the illustrious list of past champions.

Played across three courses, it takes place at the La Quinta, Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament tracks.

In 2023 we will have a new winner, with last year’s champion Hudson Swafford having defected to LIV Golf.

Keep reading to find out everything you need to know ahead of an exciting week of golf in the Californian desert.

American Express details

Course: La Quinta, Stadium, Nicklaus Tournament

Course stats: 7,060 yards (La Quinta), 7,140 yards (Stadium), 7,181 yards (Nicklaus) – all par 72

Defending champion: Hudson Swafford (non-playing)

Purse: $8,000,000

Winner’s share: $1,440,000

American Express betting tips

Here’s how they stack up…

Jon Rahm

Patrick Cantlay

Will Zalatoris

Sam Burns

Tony Finau

Tom Kim

Si Woo Kim

Sahith Theegala

Cam Young

Joel Dahmen

The bunkered Bet

Alex Smalley: The youngster had a great rookie year on the PGA Tour, making the FedEx Cup playoffs. He’s getting better all the time, and it’s a matter of when, not if, he gets his first win.

Odds correct at time of publication. Always gamble responsibly.

American Express: How to watch on TV

Sky Sports will show the event in the UK, with coverage beginning at 4.30pm each day.

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