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Si Woo Kim escapes ‘Alcatraz,’ wins The American Express: Results, recaps, highlights from the PGA TOUR

DraftKings Live recaps PGA TOUR golf results from The American Express.

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Below, DK Live recaps some of the most noteworthy PGA TOUR performances for The American Express. To see the entire leaderboard and receive push notifications for breaking PGA TOUR news, download the DK Live app. You can also get immediate golf news by following DK Live on Twitter at @dklive.


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Round 4 Recap — Sunday

Si Woo Kim wins The American Express

Kim ($8,200; 143.0 DKFP) entered the Final Round at La Quinta tied for the lead and fired an eight-under round on Sunday to claim his second career PGA Tour victory. The 25-year-old South Korean won the 2017 THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP but had been kept out of the winner’s circle since then. Kim didn’t have a bogey all week on The Stadium Course at PGA West and made eight birdies on Sunday. He escaped “Alcatraz,” the island green on hole No. 17 with a birdie that gave him the lead and made a tap-in par on No. 18 to claim the win. Kim held off a hard-charging Patrick Cantlay ($11,100; 134 DKFP) while Cameron Davis ($7,700; 127.0 DKFP), Tony Finau ($10,500; 126.0 DKFP) rounded out the top four. — Zach Thompson

Patrick Cantlay goes low on Sunday but comes up one shot short

Despite entering the tournament as the betting favorite, Cantlay ($11,100; 134.0 DKFP) had a relatively quiet week and started the final round tied for 13th place. He caught fire on Sunday, though, making 11 birdies and surging to the lead when he wrapped up his round. Ultimately, Si Woo Kim ($8,200; 143.0 DKFP) made two birdies in his last three holes to claim the victory, leaving Cantlay one shot out of a potential playoff. Cantlay’s 11-under round was the best of the day while Kim fired an eight-under to earn the win. Abraham Ancer ($9,100; 109 DKFP) and Michael Thompson ($7,100; 109.0 DKFP) both fired six-under rounds to finish T5 along with Doug Ghim ($6,800; 100 DKFP), who was a great value play under $7K. — Zach Thompson


Round 3 Recap — Saturday

Three-way tie atop leaderboard at the American Express after three rounds

Max Homa ($7,000; 116 DKFP) shot a 65 on Saturday to grab a share of the 54-hole lead at the American Express in La Quinta, California alongside Tony Finau ($10,500; 113 DKFP) and Si Woo Kim ($8,200; 106 DKFP). Homa, who was just 2.8% owned in the $600K Approach Shot tournament, managed to survive a double-bogey on seven to finish the round seven-under. He put together two separate birdie runs, pouring in nine all told, and vaulted up nine spots. Finau and Kim started the day in second, and both took different routes to the top. Finau had a double-bogey and a bogey against eight birdies while Kim enjoyed his second bogey-free round of the tournament. The leaders have a one-shot lead over Ricky Werenski ($6,700; 88 DKFP). — Kenny Ducey

Russell Knox cards 63 Saturday at the American Express

Knox ($7,200) caught fire at the West Stadium Course on Saturday, converting eight birdies and no bogies for an eight-under 63. This is the lowest round so far at the American Express and at a T5 position, the 35-year-old carries the 7th best odds to secure a win on Sunday (+1600). After Knox, there were five players who also took full advantage of the friendly scoring conditions in La Quinta on Saturday and shot a seven-under 64, most notably Patrick Cantlay ($11,100). The 28-year-old was the most expensive golfer of the week on DraftKings and the fifth-highest owned player in the $600K Approach Shot tournament. — Alex Hunter


Round 2 Recap — Friday

Sungjae Im leads at The American Express

After a strong four-under par opening round at the Nicklaus Tournament Course, Im ($9,900) topped that effort, shooting seven under at the Stadium Course on Friday. He didn’t card a single bogey in the second round and Im’s score on Friday was tied for the best of the day at The American Express. Abraham Ancer ($9,100) also shot seven under today and is only one stroke behind Im heading into the weekend. Regardless of the fact he missed the cut last week at the Sony Open, Ancer is the second-highest owned golfer in this week’s $600K Approach Shot contest on DraftKings. He joins a crowded list of players at 10 strokes under par, including Brandon Hagy ($6,200), Tony Finau ($10,500), Si Woo Kim ($8,200) and Nick Taylor ($7,000). — Alex Hunter

Phil Mickelson shoots 18 pars Friday at The American Express

Mickelson ($8,800) had a noteworthy round Friday at the American Express. His final scoreline wasn’t particularly impressive — he shot an even-par 72 — but the way that he got there was unprecedented for him. He shot 18 consecutive pars for the first time in his career, despite the fact that this was his 2,201st round as a professional. Unfortunately, Mickelson’s score of even par kept him at 2-over-par for the tournament, which was not good enough to make the cut. Others who missed the cut include Scottie Scheffler ($9,500), Sepp Straka ($7,400), Sam Burns ($8,300) and Patrick Reed ($10,200), all of whom carried top-five ownership across DraftKings contests. That’s going to hurt a ton of lineups heading into the weekend. — Matt LaMarca


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