Everything You Need to Know About The American Express Tournament Taking Place Jan. 21-24

Written By: Kaylin Waizinger
Photography Provided By: City of La Quinta American Express Tournament

The pandemic has put a number of things on hold, but when it comes to golf, the city of La Quinta says, “The show must go on!” Desert dwellers across Greater Palm Springs are gearing up for The American Express—a 72-hole tournament featuring a field of the world’s best pro golfers.

The event is scheduled to take place on January 21-24 and will be broadcast globally. This year, the tournament will not allow spectators due to local health and safety regulations that restrict group gatherings. “While we are disappointed to announce that we will not be able to host our amazing fans…we will continue to work closely with the PGA TOUR as well as local, state and federal agencies to ensure the well-being of all who are allowed onsite during tournament week,” says Executive Director Jeff Sanders, president of SPORTFIVE Golf Events, the tournament’s management company. 

The event will be played at the iconic PGA WEST Stadium and PGA WEST Nicklaus courses. And despite no ticket sales, this year’s tournament is sure to keep all virtual viewers on the edge of their seats. Phil Mickelson, the 44-time PGA TOUR winner and World Golf Hall of Famer, will serve as tournament host, headlining the event and competing against 155 of the world’s best golfers, including Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm, and Brooks Koepka.

In addition to all the excitement, The American Express is keeping spirits high with their announcement of their commitment to donate more than $1 million in tournament proceeds to local Coachella Valley charities through the Mickelson Foundation! So whether you’re an avid golfer, fan or just tuning in for your first PGA West tournament, this is one you won’t want to miss. 

Tune in to Golf Channel, PGA TOUR LIVE, or GOLFTV on Thursday, Jan. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 24 to watch the pros tee off in the beautiful city of La Quinta!

For more information, visit www.theamexgolf.com and follow @theamexgolf on social media platforms. American Express Tournament

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