2021 American Express: How to watch Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka’s 2021 debuts

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We last saw Phil Mickelson at the Match 3 in Arizona.

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The 2021 Hawaii swing is in the rearview, so this week the PGA Tour heads to California for the 2021 American Express. Here’s everything you need to know to watch the tournament.

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The last time we saw Phil Mickelson play golf on live TV wasn’t an offical event, but instead the Match: Champions for Change, a.k.a. the Match 3, where he teamed with Charles Barkley to defeat Steph Curry and Peyton Manning at the Stone Canyon Club in Arizona.

But the last official PGA Tour event featuring Lefty was the 2020 Masters in November. Now the 51-year-old Mickelson is back for another year on Tour (perhaps with some detours to the Champions Tour). He’s played in five events since the start of the 2020-21 season back in September, but the early results have not been promising, with a T44 at the Safeway Open representing his best finish so far. But playing in his home state of California could help him turn his fortunes around.

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Another player we haven’t seen since the Masters making his 2021 debut this week is four-time major champion Brooks Koepka. Koepka struggled with injuries last year and was unsatisfied with his performance when he did play. Now he will try to get back to his winning ways at the American Express, along with another star pro who has fallen on hard times: Rickie Fowler.

The American Express is played across two courses in La Quinta: the Nicklaus Tournament Course and the Stadium Course, with players alternating between the two over the first two rounds.

You can find complete information about streaming the 2021 American Express online or watching the action on TV below, as well as complete first and second round tee times.

American Express Basics

What: 2021 American Express
Where: Stadium Course and Nicklaus Tournament Course, La Quinta, Calif.
When: Thursday-Sunday, January 21-24
Winner’s share: $6.7 million ($1.134 million winner’s share)
Last year’s champion: Andrew Landry

How to watch the American Express on TV

With a cable subscription, you can watch the 2021 American Express on Golf Channel. Golf Channel will air four hours of coverage each day Thursday-Sunday. Check out the full TV schedule below.

Thursday, Jan. 21: 3-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Friday, Jan. 22: 3-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Saturday, Jan. 23: 3-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)
Sunday, Jan. 24: 3-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)

How to watch the American Express online, streaming

You can stream the 2021 American Express online in various ways. You can watch the Golf Channel coverage at golfchannel.com/watch by logging in with your cable credentials. Another way to catch the action is with PGA Tour Live, which also includes featured group coverage, though you’ll need a subscription to access the stream.

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2021 American Express tee times: Round 1 (ET)

Nicklaus Tournament Course – Tee No. 1

12:10 p.m. – Brian Harman, Sean O’Hair, Will Gordon
12:20 p.m. – Hunter Mahan, Byeong Hun An, Sam Ryder
12:30 p.m. – Michael Thompson, Tyler Duncan, Troy Merritt
12:40 p.m. – Michael Kim, Aaron Wise, Pat Perez
12:50 p.m. – Richy Werenski, J.T. Poston, Brice Garnett
1:00 p.m. – Kevin Streelman, Adam Schenk, Maverick McNealy
1:10 p.m. – Brandon Hagy, Kristoffer Ventura, Chris Baker
1:20 p.m. – Nick Watney, John Huh, Bo Hoag
1:30 p.m. – Alex Noren, Bronson Burgoon, Henrik Norlander
1:40 p.m. – Hudson Swafford, Sungjae Im, Russell Knox
1:50 p.m. – Andrew Putnam, Ryan Armour, Luke Donald
2:00 p.m. – Seung-Yul Noh, Cameron Tringale, J.J. Spaun
2:10 p.m. – Mark Wilson, Sebastian Cappelen, Harry Hall

Nicklaus Tournament Course – Tee. No 10

12:10 p.m. – Aaron Baddeley, James Hahn, Doc Redman
12:20 p.m. – Emiliano Grillo, Luke List, Jamie Lovemark
12:30 p.m. – Brian Gay, Satoshi Kodaira, Kevin Stadler
12:40 p.m. – Cameron Champ, Brooks Koepka, Paul Casey
12:50 p.m. – Patrick Cantlay, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler
1:00 p.m. – Scott Brown, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Erik van Rooyen
1:10 p.m. – Rhein Gibson, Vincent Whaley, Ben Taylor
1:20 p.m. – Lucas Glover, Tim Wilkinson, Cameron Davis
1:30 p.m. – Kyle Stanley, Bill Haas, Sepp Straka
1:40 p.m. – Martin Laird, Nick Taylor, Brendan Steele
1:50 p.m. – Max Homa, Charles Howell III, Jason Dufner
2:00 p.m. – Peter Malnati, Scott Stallings, Sam Burns
2:10 p.m. – Roger Sloan, Michael Gellerman, Joohyung Kim

Stadium Course – Tee No. 1

12:10 p.m. – John Senden, Abraham Ancer, Scottie Scheffler
12:20 p.m. – Charl Schwartzel, Danny Lee, Robby Shelton
12:30 p.m. – Adam Long, Jimmy Walker, Zach Johnson
12:40 p.m. – Kevin Tway, Keegan Bradley, Patton Kizzire
12:50 p.m. – Chez Reavie, Brandt Snedeker, Austin Cook
1:00 p.m. – Adam Hadwin, Bo Van Pelt, Tyler McCumber
1:10 p.m. – Rob Oppenheim, Mark Anderson, Michael Gligic
1:20 p.m. – Chris Kirk, Beau Hossler, Denny McCarthy
1:30 p.m. – Tom Hoge, Mark Hubbard, Matthew NeSmith
1:40 p.m. – Patrick Reed, Andrew Landry, Gary Woodland
1:50 p.m. – Kevin Na, Matthew Wolff, Tony Finau
2:00 p.m. – Charley Hoffman, Chesson Hadley, Joel Dahmen
2:10 p.m. – Rafael Campos. Nelson Ledesma, Michael Block

Stadium Course – Tee No. 10

12:10 p.m. – Ryan Moore, Camilo Villegas, Wyndham Clark
12:20 p.m. – Josh Teater, Kelly Kraft, Xinjun Zhang
12:30 p.m. – C.T. Pan, Francesco Molinari, Martin Trainer
12:40 p.m. – Nate Lashley, Ted Potter, Jr., Si Woo Kim
12:50 p.m. – Steve Jones, Anirban Lahiri, Scott Harrington
1:00 p.m. – Brian Stuard, Matt Jones, Doug Ghim
1:10 p.m. – Kramer Hickok, Chase Seiffert, John Augenstein
1:20 p.m. – Fabián Gómez, Rory Sabbatini, David Hearn
1:30 p.m. – Russell Henley, Patrick Rodgers, Talor Gooch
1:40 p.m. – Sung Kang, Grayson Murray, Steve Stricker
1:50 p.m. – Jim Herman, Lanto Griffin, Scott Piercy
2:00 p.m. – Vaughn Taylor, Ben Martin, Cameron Percy
2:10 p.m. – Hank Lebioda, Joseph Bramlett, Akshay Bhatia

2021 American Express tee times: Round 2 (ET)

Nicklaus Tournament Course – Tee No. 1

12:10 p.m. – Fabián Gómez, Rory Sabbatini, David Hearn
12:20 p.m. – Russell Henley, Patrick Rodgers, Talor Gooch
12:30 p.m. – Sung Kang, Grayson Murray, Steve Stricker
12:40 p.m. – Jim Herman, Lanto Griffin, Scott Piercy
12:50 p.m. – Vaughn Taylor, Ben Martin, Cameron Percy
1:00 p.m. – Hank Lebioda, Joseph Bramlett, Akshay Bhatia
1:10 p.m. – Ryan Moore, Camilo Villegas, Wyndham Clark
1:20 p.m. – Josh Teater, Kelly Kraft, Xinjun Zhang
1:30 p.m. – C.T. Pan, Francesco Molinari, Martin Trainer
1:40 p.m. – Nate Lashley, Ted Potter, Jr., Si Woo Kim
1:50 p.m. – Steve Jones, Anirban Lahiri, Scott Harrington
2:00 p.m. – Brian Stuard, Matt Jones, Doug Ghim
2:10 p.m. – Kramer Hickok, Chase Seiffert, John Augenstein

Nicklaus Tournament Course – Tee No. 10

12:10 p.m. – Chris Kirk, Beau Hossler, Denny McCarthy
12:20 p.m. – Tom Hoge, Mark Hubbard, Matthew NeSmith
12:30 p.m. – Patrick Reed, Andrew Landry, Gary Woodland
12:40 p.m. – Kevin Na, Matthew Wolff, Tony Finau
12:50 p.m. – Charley Hoffman, Chesson Hadley, Joel Dahmen
1:00 p.m. – Rafael Campos, Nelson Ledesma, Michael Block
1:10 p.m. – John Senden, Abraham Ancer, Scottie Scheffler
1:20 p.m. – Charl Schwartzel, Danny Lee, Robby Shelton
1:30 p.m. – Adam Long, Jimmy Walker, Zach Johnson
1:40 p.m. – Kevin Tway, Keegan Bradley, Patton Kizzire
1:50 p.m. – Chez Reavie, Brandt Snedeker, Austin Cook
2:00 p.m. – Adam Hadwin, Bo Van Pelt, Tyler McCumber
2:10 p.m. – Rob Oppenheim, Mark Anderson, Michael Gligic

Stadium Course – Tee No. 1

12:10 p.m. – Lucas Glover, Tim Wilkinson, Cameron Davis
12:20 p.m. – Kyle Stanley, Bill Haas, Sepp Straka
12:30 p.m. – Martin Laird, Nick Taylor, Brendan Steele
12:40 p.m. – Max Homa, Charles Howell III, Jason Dufner
12:50 p.m. – Peter Malnati, Scott Stallings, Sam Burns
1:00 p.m. – Roger Sloan, Michael Gellerman, Joohyung Kim
1:10 p.m. – Aaron Baddeley, James Hahn, Doc Redman
1:20 p.m. – Emiliano Grillo, Luke List, Jamie Lovemark
1:30 p.m. – Brian Gay, Satoshi Kodaira, Kevin Stadler
1:40 p.m. – Cameron Champ, Brooks Koepka, Paul Casey
1:50 p.m. – Patrick Cantlay, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler
2:00 p.m. – Scott Brown, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Erik van Rooyen
2:10 p.m. – Rhein Gibson, Vincent Whaley, Ben Taylor

Stadium Course – Tee No. 10

12:10 p.m. – Nick Watney, John Huh, Bo Hoag
12:20 p.m. – Alex Noren, Bronson Burgoon, Henrik Norlander
12:30 p.m. – Hudson Swafford, Sungjae Im, Russell Knox
12:40 p.m. – Andrew Putnam, Ryan Armour, Luke Donald
12:50 p.m. – Seung-Yul Noh, Cameron Tringale, J.J. Spaun
1:00 p.m. – Mark Wilson, Sebastian Cappelen, Harry Hall
1:10 p.m. – Brian Harman, Sean O’Hair, Will Gordon
1:20 p.m. – Hunter Mahan, Byeong Hun An, Sam Ryder
1:30 p.m. – Michael Thompson, Tyler Duncan, Troy Merritt
1:40 p.m. – Michael Kim, Aaron Wise, Pat Perez
1:50 p.m. – Richy Werenski, J.T. Poston, Brice Garnett
2:00 p.m. – Kevin Streelman, Adam Schenk, Maverick McNealy
2:10 p.m. – Brandon Hagy, Kristoffer Ventura, Chris Baker

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