Expert Picks: The American Express

2021 is feeling the backlash of 2020 as the first full field event will no longer be a pro-am and will no longer involve three courses in the Coachella Valley.

Pete Dye’s Stadium Course at PGA West and and the Nicklaus Tournament Course will be split over the first two rounds. The top 65 and ties will tangle with the Stadium Course on the weekend.

EXPERT PICKS: THE AMERICAN EXPRESS

SEAN MARTIN
SENIOR EDITOR
Patrick Cantlay

Tony Finau

Patrick Reed

Russell Henley

Abraham Ancer

Brian Harman
Russell HenleyQuietly putting together a steadily consistent season, with six top-30 finishes in seven starts. He’s seventh in Strokes Gained: Approach.
ROB BOLTON
FANTASY INSIDER
Patrick Cantlay

Tony Finau
Sungjae Im

Patrick Reed

Scottie Scheffler

Matthew Wolff
Patrick ReedWhile this roster represents the top of my Power Rankings, it’s subject to change when tee times are announced. I might adjust to starting three on the Nicklaus Tournament Course in both R1 and R2.
BEN EVERILL
STAFF WRITER
Patrick Cantlay

Tony Finau

Adam Hadwin

Matthew Wolff

Brooks Koepka

Kevin Na
Matthew WolffBombs away. California kid wins in California over another Californian (Cantlay) and a Canadian (Hadwin).
MIKE GLASSCOTT
FANTASY CONTRIBUTOR
Abraham Ancer

Patrick Cantlay

Scottie Scheffler

Matthew Wolff

Adam Hadwin

Sepp Straka
Scottie SchefflerUnfinished business after falling short in the final group last year. Already has a 59 to his name so he won’t be bothered about going low.
JASON SOBEL
THE ACTION NETWORK, GOLFBET
Doc Redman

Sepp Straka

Aaron Wise

Matthew Wolff

Maverick McNealy

Gary Woodland
Aaron WiseAt a tourney which has seen an average winner north of 125/1 odds over the past decade, it pays to go with a bit of a longshot.
CAMERON MORFIT
STAFF WRITER
Sam Burns

Patrick Cantlay

Patrick Reed

Scottie Scheffler

Tony Finau

Matthew Wolff
Patrick CantlayA California guy in the prime of his career. I’m buying.

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