The American Express odds to win: Rickie Fowler the betting favorite at La Quinta

January 14, 2020

The American Express kicks off in La Quinta, Calif., on Thursday with a new name and new tournament host in Phil Mickelson. But Mickelson isn’t the betting favorite this week. That honor belongs to Rickie Fowler, who is 12/1 to win, according to golfodds.com.

Fowler made his season debut at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and tied for 5th. The American Express will be just his second start of the 2019-20 season after he took much of the fall off following his wedding to Allison Stokke. This is Fowler’s first start in La Quinta since 2014, when he finished 33rd.

Reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Sungjae Im has the second-best odds to win at 18/1, and he’s followed by Paul Casey (20/1), Tony Finau (25/1), Kevin Kisner (30/1), Charles Howell III (30/1), Billy Horschel (30/1), Byeong Hun An (30/1) and Scottie Scheffler (30/1). Mickelson is one of several players with 40/1 odds to win.

The tournament beings on Thursday at the PGA West TPC Stadium course, PGA West Tournament course and La Quinta Country Club. Complete odds are listed below.

The American Express odds to win

Rickie Fowler 12/1
Sungjae Im 18/1
Paul Casey 20/1
Tony Finau 25/1
Kevin Kisner 30/1
Charles Howell III 30/1
Billy Horschel 30/1
Byeong Hun An 30/1
Scottie Scheffler 30/1
Cameron Champ 40/1
Matthew Wolff 40/1
Francesco Molinari 40/1
Jason Kokrak 40/1
Abraham Ancer 40/1
Phil Mickelson 40/1
Brendon Todd 50/1
J.T. Poston 50/1
Alex Noren 50/1
Ryan Moore 50/1
Brian Harman 50/1
Russell Knox 60/1
Vaughn Taylor 60/1
Zach Johnson 60/1
Kevin Na 60/1
Andrew Putnam 60/1
Harris English 60/1
Lucas Glover 60/1
Chez Reavie 60/1
Rory Sabbatini 80/1
Daniel Berger 80/1
Sebastian Munoz 80/1
Aaron Wise 80/1
Scott Piercy 80/1
Danny Lee 80/1
Denny McCarthy 80/1
Brendan Steele 80/1
Si Woo Kim 100/1
Carlos Ortiz 100/1
Brian Stuard 100/1
Bud Cauley 100/1
Austin Cook 100/1
Nick Taylor 100/1
Cameron Tringale 100/1
Nate Lashley 100/1
Adam Long 100/1
Harold Varner III 100/1
Nick Watney 100/1
Henrik Norlander 100/1
Talor Gooch 100/1
Kyle Stanley 125/1
Beau Hossler 125/1
Cameron Davis 125/1
Wyndham Clark 125/1
Kevin Streelman 125/1
Hudson Swafford 125/1
Charley Hoffman 150/1
Kevin Chappell 150/1
Martin Laird 150/1
Bill Haas 150/1
Russell Henley 150/1
Ryan Armour 150/1
Jimmy Walker 150/1
Bronson Burgoon 150/1
Brice Garnett 150/1
Sam Ryder 150/1
Bo Hoag 150/1
D.J. Trahan 150/1
Scott Stallings 150/1
Brian Gay 150/1
Aaron Baddeley 150/1
Troy Merritt 150/1
Tyler Duncan 150/1
Harry Higgs 150/1
Kramer Hickok 150/1
Jhonattan Vegas 150/1
Steve Stricker 150/1
Lucas Bjerregaard 200/1
Luke List 200/1
Max Homa 200/1
Stewart Cink 200/1
Chesson Hadley 200/1
Patton Kizzire 200/1
Dominic Bozzelli 200/1
Seung-Yul Noh 200/1
Xinjun Zhang 200/1
Richy Werenski 200/1
Patrick Rodgers 200/1
Jason Dufner 200/1
Andrew Landry 200/1
Peter Malnati 200/1
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 200/1
Zac Blair 200/1
Matthew NeSmith 200/1
Tom Hoge 200/1
Michael Thompson 200/1
Doc Redman 200/1
Roger Sloan 200/1
Sam Burns 250/1
David Hearn 250/1
Matt Every 250/1
Sam Saunders 250/1
Adam Schenk 250/1
Fabian Gomez 250/1
Anirban Lahiri 250/1
Scott Harrington 250/1
Scott Brown 250/1
Maverick McNealy 250/1
Greg Chalmers 250/1
Grayson Murray 250/1
Ben Martin 250/1
Josh Teater 250/1
Ted Potter Jr. 250/1
Robert Streb 250/1
Rob Oppenheim 250/1
Robby Shelton 250/1
Chase Seiffert 250/1
Sepp Straka 250/1
J.J. Spaun 300/1
Doug Ghim 300/1
Kristoffer Ventura 300/1
Joseph Bramlett 300/1
Mackenzie Hughes 300/1
Wes Roach 300/1
Mark Hubbard 300/1
Ricky Barnes 300/1
Brandon Hagy 300/1
Hank Lebioda 300/1
Rhein Gibson 300/1
Mark Anderson 300/1
Chris Stroud 300/1
Cameron Percy 300/1
Tim Wilkinson 300/1
Ben Crane 300/1
Sebastian Cappelen 300/1
James Hahn 300/1
John Huh 300/1
Rafael Campos 500/1
Ryan Brehm 500/1
Tyler McCumber 500/1
John Senden 500/1
Ben Taylor 500/1
Chris Baker 500/1
Hunter Mahan 500/1
Michael Gellerman 500/1
Michael Gligic 500/1
Isaiah Salinda 500/1
Akshay Bhatia 1,000/1
Kevin Stadler 1,000/1
Nelson Ledesma 1,000/1
Vince Covello 1,000/1
Vincent Whaley 1,000/1
Bo Van Pelt 1,000/1
Mark Wilson 1,000/1
Martin Trainer 1,000/1
Brian Smock 1,000/1
Charles Reiter 1,000/1

*Field subject to change.