Jeff Sanders sat down with Sports Director Blake Arthur to talk about this year’s tournament, which has a new name and new host in golf legend Phil Mickelson.

The American Express, the annual PGA TOUR event in our valley, is from January 15-19th in La Quinta. This is the 61st edition of the tournament, formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic.

In addition to golf, there is a concert series, featuring Stevie Nicks and Luke Bryan. Fans can watch golf and enjoy music for $50 per day ($40 for American Express cardholders).

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