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2021 The American Express: Expert reveals his rankings from the PGA Tour field for your fantasy golf picks

Uncanny golf expert Rick Gehman releases his top 30 players for this week's event in La Quinta, California
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It will be a different look this week when the 2021 The American Express tees off in La Quinta, Calif. The pro-am portion of the event has been shelved because of the pandemic and only two courses will be in play, but the field is studded with big names.

Patrick Cantlay is listed as the 14-1 favorite in the latest 2021 The American Express odds at William Hill Sportsbook. Other contenders in the 2021 The American Express field include Patrick Reed (16-1), Brooks Koepka (18-1), Scottie Scheffler (18-1) and Tony Finau (20-1).

Before setting your Fantasy golf lineups or betting the 2021 The American Express, you NEED to see data scientist Rick Gehman's power rankings.

With his expansive database of golf statistics, course data and betting odds, Gehman creates advanced models and back-tests them constantly. These models have produced 12 outright winners in the past year -- including 30-1 Webb Simpson at the 2020 RBC Heritage.

At last week's Sony Open at Wai'alae, Gehman's top three golfers all finished in the top seven! The golf expert loved the way Simpson's game fit the course, and the former U.S. Open champion led midway through the second round. He stumbled with a 67 on Saturday but rallied with a sizzling 64 to finish two strokes back! 

At the Masters, Gehman was locked in on Dustin Johnson, listing him as his second choice and noting that he looked "like he's ready to make a run at the green jacket." The result? Johnson ran away with the tournament, shooting the lowest score in event history at 20 under to win by five strokes!  

Two other golfers in his top six had top-five finishes, with Justin Thomas finishing fourth and Rory McIlroy tying for fifth. Anyone who followed Gehman's advice cashed in!  

Now, Gehman has ranked his top 30 players for the 2021 The American Express, and he is expecting Wolff to have a great week. The young star had a stellar 2020 season, finishing in the top five at both the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship. We haven't seen the 21-year-old in an official event since he missed the cut at the Masters, but he is rested and should be ready to start his season with a statement!    

On the other hand, Gehman is fading former World No. 1 Koepka, who hasn't played since December and comes in as a big question mark. He should be healthy, but his game was off last season and he's too much of a risk, so  the four-time major champion barely cracks Gehman's top five! 

Instead, Gehman is promoting a young golfer who comes into the event at higher than 50-1! This under-the-radar player has finished in the top 10 in two of his past five events and he has been in the top 20 the past two years in La Quinta. This could be his breakout, and you'll want to jump on him before word gets out! You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is before betting this tournament or entering any Fantasy golf lineups.

Who wins The American Express? Which long shot should you be all over? ... Join SportsLine now to get Rick Gehman's Fantasy golf power rankings for the 2021 The American Express, all from the data scientist whose models have produced 12 outright winners in the past year!

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