The PGA Tour returns to the West Coast of America, where an elite field of the world's best players compete in the desert classic tournament at the La Quinta Country Club.
Hudson Swafford will not be back to defend his title after victory in 2022 as he now plies his trade on the LIV Golf Invitational Series.
Past and present major winners in the field include Stewart Cink, Jason Day, Jason Dufner, Lucas Glover, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose, Scottie Scheffler, Jimmy Walker, and Danny Willett.
Players will rotate between the PGA West Stadium Course, the PGA West Nicklaus Tournament Course and La Quinta Country Club. After 54 holes, all the players who have made the cut will contest the final round on the Stadium Course.
These are our four golfers who could win the tournament this weekend.
Patrick Cantlay has been in tremendous form on the golf course since July 2022.
He placed T4 at the Genesis Scottish Open, T8 at the Open Championship, T2 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, T57 at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, victory at the BMW Championship, T7 at the Tour Championship, T2 at the Shriners Children's Open and T16 at the recent Tournament of Champions.
Cantlay had an outstanding 2022 on the PGA Tour, winning the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and finishing T4 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, second at the WM Phoenix Open, second at the RBC Heritage, T3 at the Memorial Tournament, T14 at the US Open and T13 at the Travelers Championship.
The 30-year-old has made three appearances at The American Express golf tournament, achieving excellent results by placing T9 in 2019, second in 2021 and 9th in 2022.
Cantlay has been ultra-consistent on the PGA Tour and has the game to win this event through his past performances at the La Quinta Country Club.
Tony Finau has been holding form the PGA Tour for half a year, including winning the 3M Open and Rocket Mortgage Classic back-to-back.
He also finished T5 at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, T28 at the BMW Championship, 9th at the Tour Championship, MC at the World Wide Technology Championship, victory the Cadence Bank Houston Open, 7th at the Hero World Challenge and T7 at the recent Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Before that, the 33-year-old's best results in ten starts were T29 at the Valero Texas Open, T2 at the Mexico Open, T30 at the PGA Championship, T4 at the Charles Schwab Challenge, runner-up at the RBC Canadian Open, T13 at the Travelers Championship and T28 at the Open Championship.
The world's number 12 ranked player has a solid record at this event, placing T14 in 2020, 4th in 2021 and T40 in 2022.
Finau has been one of the best-performing golfers on the PGA Tour lately and will be confident he can win another trophy come Sunday.
After being out of action since August 2022, Will Zalatoris returned to the fairways at the recent Sentry Tournament of Champions and performed well, finishing T11 overall.
Before that performance, Zalatoris had been in terrific form by placing second at the PGA Championship, MC at the Charles Schwab Challenge, T5 at the Memorial Tournament, T2 at the US Open, MC at the Genesis Scottish Open, T28 at the Open Championship, T20 at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, T21 at the Wyndham Championship before victory at the FedEx St. Jude Championship.
Other prominent results achieved in 2022 include second at the Farmers Insurance Open, T5 at the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play, T6 at the Masters and T4 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
The number seven ranked golfer has featured once at The American Express tournament, placing T6 in 2022.
Zalatoris showed no rust on his return to the golf course at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and will be out to win his second career PGA Tour title this weekend.
Tom Hoge had a fantastic start to 2022 on the PGA Tour, finishing second at the American Express, MC at the Farmers Insurance Open, victory at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and T14 at the Phoenix Open.
After those performances, Hoge struggled with his game before regaining form in August by placing 10th at the Tour Championship, T12 at the Fortinet Championship, T4 at the Shriners Children's Open, T9 at the ZOZO Championship, T13 at the CJ Cup in South Carolina, MC at the World Wide Technology Championship, MC at the RSM Classic and T41 at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Other results the 33-year-old achieved last year include T17 at AT&T Byron Nelson, T9 at the PGA Championship and T4 at the 3M Open.
The American's last five starts at this event have been good, finishing T57 in 2018, MC in 2019, T6 in 2020, MC in 2021 and second in 2022.
Hoge has been in contention to win recently and could cause an upset at The American Express tournament.