2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational Betting Preview

It promises to be a fantastic four days of golf at Bay Hill in Florida this week as the Arnold Palmer Invitational takes centre stage and it is sure to be an emotional week as it is the first edition of the tournament to be held since the great man passed away in September of last year...

16th March - 19th March Odds Won/Lost Bet

Arnold Palmer Invitational
Henrik Stenson (each way)  
Best Bet
@ 9 / 1  
Francesco Molinari (each way) @ 45 / 1  
Zach Johnson (each way) @ 66 / 1  
Morgan Hoffman first round leader (each way) @ 150 / 1  

The Leading Contenders

It is perhaps a shame that more of the world's leading players aren't in attendance this week but there are still some quality golfers on show for what is always a technical challenge on the 7,419 yard course at Bay Hill.

It is a venue that Rory McIlroy knows well as he tied 11th there on debut in 2015 before tying 27th last year and he should be full of confidence after playing well on his return from injury in Mexico, albeit we prefer to swerve the 7/1 favourite and go for Henrik Stenson at 9/1.

Stenson has a fantastic record at Bay Hill as his last five visits have yielded finishes of 15-8-5-2-3 and he tied 7th at the Valspar in what was his first outing since withdrawing from Mexico. The likeable Swede has all of the attributes to contend here and the form of the reigning British Open champion during the past twelve months or so is comparable, if not better, than anything else in the field.
Tip #1: Henrik Stenson (each way) @ 9/1 with Sky Bet.

Hideki Matsuyama (14/1) should also enjoy a tournament where he tied 6th last year but he has been a little disappointing since defending his title in Phoenix, while defending champion Jason Day has a few question marks to answer before we can back him at 14/1. Rickie Fowler (18/1) does have a best of tied 3rd from five visits to Bay Hill but he has failed to break the top-25 in his other four appearances.

The Best Of The Rest

We like the look of Francesco Molinari this week as the Italian has been in electric form since winning his home tournament last year, subsequently racking up three successive top-six finishes on the European Tour before starting 2017 with four top-20s in five appearances on the PGA Tour. The Italian is clearly growing in confidence and the four-time European Tour winner could be in line for a first PGA Tour title at a tournament he clearly enjoys, with Molinari finishing 34-5-17-9 in four appearances at Bay Hill.
Tip #2: Francesco Molinari (each way) @ 45/1 with Bet 365.

Zach Johnson is another who is very much a horse for this course as the 2015 Open winner has missed just one cut in thirteen appearances at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, securing six top-fifteen finishes. The American may have disappointed in Mexico recently but his form was very decent before that and he will relish the chance to get back out at this venue.
Tip #3: Zach Johnson (each way) @ 66/1 with Bet 365.

Finally, Morgan Hoffman is another player with a decent record at Bay Hill as he has finished inside the first-five of the leaderboard after the first round in two of his three visits, eventually going on to finish tied for 4th in 2015. We prefer to build on that first round statistic though and a man who tied 2nd at The Honda Classic and started The Valspar with a 69 in his last two outings is worthy of attention at 150/1 in the first round leader bracket.
Tip #4: Morgan Hoffman first round leader (each way) @ 150/1 with Bet Victor.

2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational Odds

Kevin Kisner
Kevin Kisner 7/4 7/4 7/4 9/5 7/4 7/4 7/4 7/4 13/8
Charley Hoffman
Charley Hoffman 3 3 3 29/10 10/3 10/3 3 3 3
Tyrrell Hatton
Tyrrell Hatton 8 8 8 17/2 8 8 8 8 8
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Matthew Fitzpatrick 10 10 10 10 10 8 9 10 9
Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy 11 11 12 11 11 9 12 11 12
Marc Leishman
Marc Leishman 12 12 12 12 12 11 12 12 12
Adam Hadwin
Adam Hadwin 20 16 20 16 20 18 20 20 20
Lucas Glover
Lucas Glover 22 20 25 22 22 22 22 22 22
Justin Rose
Justin Rose 50 35 50 33 50 40 40 50 50
Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler 40 35 40 33 40 40 40 40 40
Kyle Stanley
Kyle Stanley 66 50 66 55 55 66 66 66 66
Paul Casey
Paul Casey 66 50 66 55 66 66 50 66 66
Greg Chalmers
Greg Chalmers 125 125 100 125 125 100 125 110 100
Harold Varner III
Harold Varner III 150 150 150 150 150 125 150 150 125
Francesco Molinari
Francesco Molinari 125 125 150 125 125 125 125 110 125
Billy Horschel
Billy Horschel 200 150 200 150 150 150 200 200 150
Martin Kaymer
Martin Kaymer 150 150 150 150 150 125 150 150 125
Hideki Matsuyama
Hideki Matsuyama 300 300 - 300 250 250 250 300 200
Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith 300 250 300 250 250 250 300 300 250
Russell Henley
Russell Henley - 300 - 300 300 400 - 150 300
Emiliano Grillo
Emiliano Grillo - 300 - 300 300 400 - 100 300
Pat Perez
Pat Perez - 400 - 400 400 400 - 100 300
Keegan Bradley
Keegan Bradley - 400 - 400 400 400 - 110 400
Danny Willett
Danny Willett - - - - - - - 500 -
Brandt Snedeker
Brandt Snedeker - 500 - 500 500 500 - 100 500
Louis Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen - 500 - 500 500 300 - 100 500
Alex Noren
Alex Noren - 750 - 750 750 - - 200 -
Charl Schwartzel
Charl Schwartzel - 750 - 750 750 - - 80 -
Graeme McDowell
Graeme McDowell - 750 - 750 750 - - 300 -
Hudson Swafford
Hudson Swafford - 750 - 750 750 - - - -
Jason Day
Jason Day - 750 - 750 750 - - 66 -
Luke List
Luke List - 750 - 750 750 - - 100 -
Michael Kim
Michael Kim - 750 - 750 750 500 - 110 -
Tommy Fleetwood
Tommy Fleetwood - 750 - 750 750 - - 200 500
Aaron Baddeley
Aaron Baddeley - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - - -
Brandon Hagy
Brandon Hagy - 1000 - 1000 1000 500 - 150 -
Brian Harman
Brian Harman - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - 200 -
Byeong Hun An
Byeong Hun An - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - - -
Charles Howell III
Charles Howell III - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - - -
Danny Lee
Danny Lee - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - - -
David Hearn
David Hearn - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - - -
David Lingmerth
David Lingmerth - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - - -
Derek Fathauer
Derek Fathauer - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - - -
Fabian Gomez
Fabian Gomez - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - - -
Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - - -
James Hahn
James Hahn - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - - -
Jamie Lovemark
Jamie Lovemark - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - 50 -
Jeunghun Wang
Jeunghun Wang - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - 60 -
John Huh
John Huh - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - - -
Matt Every
Matt Every - 750 - 1000 1000 - - 300 -
Ollie Schniederjans
Ollie Schniederjans - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - 150 -
Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - 100 -
Si Woo Kim
Si Woo Kim - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - - -
Steve Wheatcroft
Steve Wheatcroft - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - - -
Stewart Cink
Stewart Cink - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - 150 -
Tim Herron
Tim Herron - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - - -
Tony Finau
Tony Finau - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - 100 -
Vaughn Taylor
Vaughn Taylor - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - 400 -
Wesley Bryan
Wesley Bryan - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - - -
Zach Johnson
Zach Johnson - 1000 - 1000 1000 - - - -
Ben Martin
Ben Martin - 1000 - 1000 2000 - - - -
Blayne Barber
Blayne Barber - 1000 - - 2000 - - - -
Boo Weekley
Boo Weekley - 1000 - 1000 2000 - - - -
Bubba Watson
Bubba Watson - 1000 - 1000 2000 - - - -
C T Pan
C T Pan - 1000 - 1000 2000 - - - -
J J Spaun
J J Spaun - 1000 - 1000 2000 - - 300 -
Jason Kokrak
Jason Kokrak - 1000 - 1000 2000 - - - -
Jim Herman
Jim Herman - 1000 - 1000 2000 - - - -
Kevin Chappell
Kevin Chappell - 1000 - 1000 2000 - - - -
Kevin Streelman
Kevin Streelman - 1000 - 1000 2000 - - - -
Martin Laird
Martin Laird - 1000 - 1000 2000 - - 500 -
Ryan Ruffels
Ryan Ruffels - 1000 - 1000 2000 - - - -
Troy Merritt
Troy Merritt - 1000 - 1000 2000 - - - -