Arnold Palmer InvitationalTees Off: Thursday, March 21
Bay Hill Club & Lodge – Orlando, FL
Odds to Win Tournament(For the latest Odds, connect to Sportsbook.com)
|Charles Howell III||50-to-1|
|Bo Van Pelt||60-to-1|
|FIELD (Any other golfer)||5-to-1|
Golfers to WatchTiger Woods (11/4): This week, Woods will be as heavily favored as he’s been since his prime. Last year was his seventh win at Bay Hill, and he’s coming off a win at Doral two weeks ago (his second win in four starts stateside). He’s rightly favored heavily, but as usual, his name recognition will lead to the payout being too low.
Jim Furyk (40/1): Furyk hadn’t shown much in 2013 before last weekend, when he finished T7. His track record at Bay Hill is strong, as he’s finished in the top-11 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational each of the past three years. At 40-to-1, he's got tremendous value this weekend.
Graeme McDowell (25/1): McDowell was a runner-up last year, hanging with Tiger Woods until a final-round fade. Since missing the cut at the Northern Trust Open in February, he made the final eight at the Accenture Match Play, finished T9 at the Honda Classic and went T3 at the Cadillac Championship.
Justin Rose (15/1): A year ago, Rose seemed poise to contend for a second straight year at Bay Hill (he finished third in 2011), but after back-to-back 69s to start he faded to a T15 finish over the weekend. He’s gone top-10 in each of his last two starts, a T4 at the Honda Classic and T8 at the Cadillac Championship.
Bubba Watson (25/1): Watson has finished top-15 in three of his four stroke-play starts this year, and he has contended at Bay Hill each of the last two years. Finishing here has been an issue, as he shot even par in both weekend rounds to finish T4 last year, and two years ago he started Sunday in the second-to-last pairing before a final-round 78 bumped him down to a T24 finish.