Fan favorite Rickie Fowler, who returned to the PGA Tour winner’s circle in 2023 for the first time in four years, and past British Open champion Shane Lowry of Ireland are among the latest golfers to commit to The American Express PGA Tour event in La Quinta, California, in January.
Fowler and Lowry join a field that now includes eight of the top 23 players in the world ranking, including world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, No. 5 Patrick Cantlay and No. 6 Xander Schauffele.
The American Express will be played Jan. 18-21 at three courses in La Quinta: the Stadium and Nicklaus Tournament courses at PGA West and La Quinta Country Club. The event will feature 156 pros playing with 156 amateurs on the first three days, then a pros-only fourth round on the Stadium Course.
Fowler has been one of the most prominent golfers on the PGA Tour in his career, and his win last year at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit was his sixth victory on Tour. Fowler had not won on Tour since taking the WM Phoenix Open in 2019. Fowler is 23rd in the world ranking.
Lowry, the 2019 British Open winner when the championship was played at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, will be making his debut in The American Express. Lowry has two PGA Tour wins and four other victories on the DP World Tour. Lowry was also a member of the victorious European Ryder Cup team in Italy in September, his second Ryder Cup appearance.
Other golfers ranked in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking and committed to the La Quinta event are Tom Kim, Jason Day, Tony Finau and Sam Burns.