Dark Horse Picks to Win PGA 2023 The American Express on FanDuel Sportsbook
The PGA Tour continues its West Coast swing with its first event of the year in California at The American Express. The tournament is a return of the Pro-Am format with three par 72 courses on the rotation offering very little rough but plenty of water to navigate.
- Pete Dye Stadium Course - 7,187 yards
- Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course - 7,147 yards
- La Quinta Country Club - 7,060 yards
Jon Rahm (+550), Patrick Cantlay (+950) and Scottie Scheffler (+1100) lead the field with the shortest odds to win. Meanwhile, Tony Finau (+1500), Xander Schauffele (+1900) and Will Zalatoris (+1900) add to the star power on top.
The American Express Dark Horse Picks 2022
Beyond the favorites, there are plenty of capable longshots and dark horses that could make a run at the leaderboard and come away with a higher finish or victory on Sunday. Check out The American Express odds to win along with finishing position odds, tournament matchups and golf props on FanDuel Sportsbook.
1. Si-Woo Kim (+2900)
Si-Woo Kim won last week at The Sony Open in Hawaii. The 27-year-old Korean's strongest club has often been his driver. Total driving -- a combination of distance and accuracy -- is key across these courses, and Kim now ranks No. 16 on Tour in Total driving. Kim won this event in 2021 at 23 under par and finished T11 last year. He likes Pete Dye courses, but his poor putting is always an issue. Still, in 9 rounds at the Stadium Course, Kim is top-2 in this field in Strokes Gained: Total, Tee-to-Green, Approach, Ball Striking and Short Game. His form, confidence and proven play in the event make him a capable dark-horse contender again.
2. Cameron Davis (+4800)
Cam Davis ranks top-10 in Birdies or Better Gained, and there will be plenty of birdies needed to contend and win here. Davis finished third here in his last visit in 2021, closing with a 64 at the Stadium Course and posting positive strokes gained stats across the board. His strength is Tee-to-Green, which was solid again last week at the Sony Open. The Stadium Course ranks amongst the easiest courses on Tour in terms of SG: Around-the-Green and Missed Fairway Penalty. The 27-year-old Aussie ranks second in SG: Total behind Si-Woo Kim at the Stadium Course over his seven rounds played, and Davis can contend again by playing better golf.
3. Andrew Putnam (+5000)
Andrew Putnam finished T4 last week at the Sony Open, and he also finished T2 at the ZOZO and has made the cut in all nine starts this season (2022-23). The 33-year-old ranks No. 3 in this field in SG: Total over his 11 rounds played at the Stadium Course. That includes top-3 in Around-the-Green, Short Game and Approach, plus top-10 in Putting and Tee-to-Green. Putnam has finished T14, T21 and T10 in his three recent appearances in this event, and he can count on his putting and around-the-green strength to go low again.
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