PGA Odds And Bets For 2023 The American Express

Following two events in Hawaii including last week’s Sony Open, the PGA Tour West Coast swing heads to La Quinta, CA for 2023 The American Express.

Ten of the top 20 players in the world golf rankings make this the best field in decades to start the California swing. I’ve added odds to win from the SuperBook in Las Vegas, which often has some of the best odds to win on many players. But comparing and betting the best odds is essential for adding to your profits and golf bets. So is betting more tournament match-ups, round-by-round and other props since picking outright winners is most difficult.

Last week the three top favorites all missed the cut at the Sony Open. Our tournament match-up pushed, and we won our only first round match-up.

2023 The American Express Odds

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  • Pete Dye Stadium Course – 7,187 yards
  • Jack Nicklaus Tournament Course – 7,147 yards
  • La Quinta Country Club – 7,060 yards

The PGA West Stadium Course is played two of the four rounds including Sunday for players that make the 54-hole cut. It has Bermuda grass fairways, greens and little rough.

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More than a decade ago I was a lead golf handicapper and analyst on a popular sports handicapping radio show out of Las Vegas whose picks were provided to a betting syndicate. I continue my golf coverage in a different format, and provide my experience and intuitive feel for the game and betting acumen to provide golf picks and chip-in added insight with information you can bet on.

This season, I‘ll add more Round 1 matchup bets, and limit tournament matchups having been a proven performer for decades. That includes the last two years posting tournament match-ups on Vegas Sports Zone going 41-27.

FairwayJay’s 2022 PGA Tour tournament match-up picks finished 20-12 and concluded with the TOUR Championship.

FairwayJay’s 2021 tournament match-ups finished 21-15 following a 17-5 start January through May.

2023 The American Express Picks

Fairway’s Favorites: Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Young, Si Woo Kim, Cam Davis
Fairway’s Longshots: Andrew Putnam, Lee Hodges, Callum Tarren, Nick Taylor

Round 1 Match-up: Cameron Young (-105) over Will Zalatoris (Caesars).

Both players tee of in a pairing Thursday morning on the Nicklaus Tournament Course. Is Zalatoris completely healthy? Not a prime event for him, and regardless, Young’s total driving skills are among the best in this field, and don’t believe he should be an underdog even in single round event.

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Next week the PGA Tour continues the West Coast Swing in San Diego for the Farmer’s Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

Update post tournament: First Round matchup winner, 1-0. Same tournament match-up winner, 1-0 Young over Zalatoris.

Author: FairwayJay is a leading national sports betting analyst, writer, handicapper and sports betting insider providing insight and information you can bet on for nearly two decades from Las Vegas. He chips in additional sports betting coverage and reporting on industry news and events for leading media and sports betting sites and companies. Follow him on X (Twitter): @FairwayJay