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Scheffler, Cantlay, Schauffele, Finau headline players committed to playing in 64th edition of the American Express

The first wave of player commitments for the 2023 American Express golf tournament have been announced.

Fans can see reigning Masters champion Scottie Scheffler, SoCal native Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffle, and Tony Finau competing in the 64th edition of the tournament, set to be here in Coachella Valley in January.

"Together, the four American teammates from September's victorious President's Cup squad, are ranked among the top 12 golfers in the Official World Golf Ranking," the American Express shared with News Channel 3.

Golf fans can also look forward to watching Sungjae Im, who is ranked World No. 19, and Idyllwild native Brendan Steele. Im is a two-time PGA winner and the 2019 Arnold Palmer Award winner. Steele is not just a hometown favorite as a 2005 UC Riverside graduate, he's a three-time PGA TOUR winner.

The tournament, slated for January 19-22, 2023, will showcase 156 professional golfers and 156 amateurs. The host course is PGA WEST's Stadium Course. Golfers will also play at the La Quinta Country Club.

The tournament is the first PGA TOUR regular season event of the year in the continental United States.

Check Out Our American Express Page for More Updates

The music

Fans don't just attend for the golf; the event traditionally features live music.

In October, News Channel 3 broke the news: iconic Southern California native Gwen Stefani and GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Darius Rucker will be headlining the American Express Concert Series in 2023.

Stefani and Rucker will be performing on the PGA WEST Stadium Course driving range during the Coachella Valley’s annual PGA TOUR golf tournament in January.

The charity

In November, The American Express donated money to 37 Coachella Valley organizations. The funds were raised during the 2022 PGA Tour Golf Tournament.

Each organization received a check of different amounts, all of them together totaling $1,000,000.

MORE: American Express donates one million dollars to local organizations

2023 AmEx Tickets

Daily ticket options (for as low as $50) for The American Express are now on sale at the tournament’s website,

American Express Card Members receive a 20% discount for any online ticket orders.

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