The American Express™ PGA TOUR Tournament Set to Tee Off in January With Traditional Three-Day Format
The Mickelson Foundation announced today that it has made donations to 14 Coachella Valley-based charity organizations that are among those receiving proceeds from the 2020 The American Express™. The Mickelson Foundation has now distributed all of the ONE MILLION dollars that was raised from the PGA TOUR event which is held annually at PGA WEST and La Quinta Country Club.
The charities receiving funds included Alzheimer’s Association Coachella Valley, Boys & Girls Club of Coachella Valley, Coachella Valley Boxing Club, Coachella Valley Rescue Mission, Desert Arc, Eisenhower Health Foundation, Family YMCA of the Desert, First Tee of Coachella Valley, Martha’s Village & Kitchen, Ophelia Project/JFK Memorial Foundation, Pegasus Riding Academy, Read With Me Volunteer Programs, The Well in the Desert and Volunteers in Medicine.
“We were thrilled to raise one million dollars for charities from last year’s event and provide needed support to worthy Coachella Valley organizations. With January’s event right around the corner, I’m excited to serve as the tournament host again, especially with a fantastic title sponsor like American Express who has committed again to raising meaningful funding through the event for organizations making a positive impact in the community,” said Phil Mickelson.
In November, the PGA TOUR and The American Express event announced that there will not be ticketed spectators at the January 21-24, 2021 event due to local health and safety regulations that restrict group gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceeds from the event will again be directed to charities by The Mickelson Foundation with a focus on local non-profits in the Greater Coachella Valley.
While the event will be played without ticketed spectators, it will still feature the opportunity for amateur golfers to take part in the traditional three-day pro-am, which will be conducted within local health guidelines and with PGA TOUR Covid-19 testing policies in place for both professional and amateur golfers.
The American Express will be played at the iconic PGA WEST Stadium, PGA WEST Nicklaus and La Quinta Country Club. Phil Mickelson, the 44-time PGA TOUR winner and World Golf Hall of Famer, will headline the event and will again serve as tournament host, competing against 155 of the best golfers in the world, including defending champion Andrew Landry.
The Mickelson Foundation became the host organization for The American Express prior to the 2020 tournament.
All four rounds of The American Express will be broadcast on Golf Channel with airtimes to be announced at a later date.
For more information about pro-am opportunities please contact Pat McCabe, SPORTFIVE at (503) 924-6207. For all other event information please visit www.TheAmexGolf.com