The Bay Hill Country Club plays host to this week’s PGA Tour event, The Arnold Palmer Invitational and while a strong field takes to the first tee, it is unfortunate that Tiger Woods has had to withdraw due to injury.
The good news for Woods fans is that the injury is unrelated to his back problems of recent years and he should be back for the Players Championship.
Bay Hill is a par 72 layout where length of the tee is an asset but not a guarantee of success. Course form is usually important in golf tournaments but here there really are players who just take to the track and we have had multiple back-to-back winners over the years. In play punters should keep an eye on the weather forecast as the wind can get up and play a role.
As mentioned we have a really quality field here and Rory Mcilroy tops the betting boards in single figures with back to form Brooks Koepka and Justin Rose priced at 10/1 at the time of writing and Fowler, Day, DeChambeau are the other players priced under 20/1.
2018 – Rory Mcilroy -18
2017 – Marc Leishman -11
2016 – Jason Day -17
2015 – Matt Every -19
2014 – Matt Every -13
Rory Mcilroy 13/2
Brooks Koepka 10/1
Justin Rose 10/1
Rickie Fowler 14/1
Jason Day 14/1
Bryson DeChambeau 16/1
28/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change
Bryson DeChambeau each way at 16/1
Bryson had a rare poor showing in his last start two weeks back where he finished just inside the Top 60, but he has been the hottest golfer in the World in recent months and was runner-up last year and clearly enjoys the course.
Tommy Fleetwood each way at 33/1
Fleetwood has a Top 10 and a Top 30 here in the last 2 years and he has some pretty solid form coming into this event with a Top 20 in his last start.
Marc Leishman each way at 28/1
Leishman has 3 Top 5’s in his last 5 starts and he won here 2 years ago and followed that up with a Top 10 last year. The Australian looks set for another big week.
Ryan Moore each way at 110/1
Moore is my long shot this week and he showed that his game could be heading in the right direction with a Top 30 in his last start. He has had some decent showings here over the years and in 2018 he finished in the Top 5.
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