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Sports Mickelson-Finau pairing headline tee times for American Express

19:56  15 january  2020
19:56  15 january  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Goodbye Hawaii! Hello California!

After a two week trip around the Hawaiian islands, the PGA Tour is back in the continental USA for The American Express in Palm Springs.

This tournament's had a variety of names over the years, including the Desert Classic, CareerBuilder Challenge, and the Bob Hope Classic. With a new title sponsor and Phil Mickelson as its acting host, organizers are hoping to rejuvenate this once notable PGA Tour stop.

The event is a pro-am, meaning that each professional is paired with an amateur partner for a separate competition. Due to the number of golfers in action, The American Express is played on three courses - La Quinta Country Club, Nicklaus Tournament Course, and The Stadium Course at PGA West - with the cut coming after Round 3.

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Here are five notable pairings for Rounds 1, 2, and 3 (all times ET):

Group: Adam Long, Paul Casey

Thursday, La Quinta - 11:30 a.m.

Friday, Nicklaus Tournament - 1:10 p.m.

Saturday, Stadium Course - 12:40 p.m.

Group: Phil Mickelson, Tony Finau

Thursday, La Quinta - 11:40 a.m.

Friday, Nicklaus Tournament - 1:20 p.m.

Saturday, Stadium Course - 12:50 p.m.

Group: Rickie Fowler, Francesco Molinari

Thursday, La Quinta - 12:10 p.m.

Friday, Nicklaus Tournament - 11:40 a.m.

Saturday, Stadium Course - 1:20 p.m.

Group: Abraham Ancer, Sungjae Im

Thursday, La Quinta - 1:10 p.m.

Friday, Nicklaus Tournament - 12:40 p.m.

Saturday, Stadium Course - 12:10 p.m.

Group: Aaron Wise, Matthew Wolff

Thursday, La Quinta - 1:20 p.m.

Friday, Nicklaus Tournament - 12:50 p.m.

Saturday, Stadium Course - 12:20 p.m.

The full list of pairings and tee times can be found here.

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AmEx champ Landry avoids disaster, shows mettle and delivers in clutch .
Andrew Landry hung tough after giving up a six-shot lead and hit the shot of the tournament on the hardest hole to win The American Express.The 166-yard, par-3 17th at PGA West’s Stadium Course is not only longer than its island-green sibling, No. 17 at TPC Sawgrass, but it also features a smaller target.

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