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63rd American Express golf tournament tees off this week in La Quinta

It's tournament week!

The PGA Tour is back in town for the 63rd American Express featuring many of the top golfers in the game.

First-round play starts on Thursday with the tournament running through Sunday. 156 players are in the field, all battling for the $1.3 million dollar purse and 500 FedExCup points.

Check out our American Express section for full coverage of the tournament

The tournament takes place on three local golf courses, PGA West Stadium and Nicklaus, as well as La Quinta Country Club.

Jon Rahm, top-ranked golfer in the world and former champion headlines the field, alongside tournament host Phil Mickelson.

Both Rahm and Mickelson have always praised the conditions of the golf courses, specifically La Quinta Country Club, which is where most of the big names start their week. Rahm said in 2018 when he won that LQCC was as good as Augusta National, host of the Masters.

LQCC Head Golf Professional Chris Gilley told Sports Director Blake Arthur on Sunday that Chris Stroud and Andrew Landry were out there for practice rounds and said the course is a 10 out of 10.

The cut will be made after play on Saturday since all players will play each course once.

This will be the first time fans are back in the arena since 2020. The American Express Concert Series also makes its return, headlined by Maroon 5 and Brad Paisley.

For tickets, visit: www.theamexgolf.com

Stay with News Channel 3 all week for in-depth coverage on the 2022 American Express.

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Blake Arthur

Sports Director Blake Arthur joined the KESQ/CBS Local 2 team in August of 2015. Learn more about Blake here.

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