Just a few short years ago, every tournament that Tiger Woods played in became one to watch and wager on. Some personal problems and a host of back injuries later, the PGA Tour appeared to have moved on without Tiger, but he proved last weekend that he is still a major draw, not to mention a contender once again. Woods finished second, one stroke back of the winner, at the Valspar Tournament, and he will be looking to carry that over to the Arnold Invitational in Orlando, Florida from Thursday, March 15th to Sunday the 18th. Woods is in as the favorite for this one, but the question now is whether he can put together back to back solid performances, especially against a stacked field this weekend. Let’s take a closer look at some of the favorites betting odds to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational.


Tournament information

What: Arnold Palmer Invitational
When: March 15 – 18, 2018.
Where: Bay Hill, Florida, U.S.

Established: 1966, 52 years ago
Course(s): Bay Hill Club and Lodge (1979–present)
Par: 72
Length: 7,419 yards (6,784 m)
Tour: PGA Tour
Format: Stroke play
Prize fund: $8.9 million

TV: Thursday-Friday, 2-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m. (GC), 2:30 p.m. -6 p.m. (NBC).
Radio: Thursday-Friday, noon-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 1-6 p.m. (PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM and PGATOUR.com).

Last 10 Winners

  • 2017: Marc Leishman
  • 2016: Jason Day
  • 2015: Matt Every
  • 2014: Matt Every
  • 2013: Tiger Woods
  • 2012: Tiger Woods
  • 2011: Martin Laird
  • 2010: Ernie Els
  • 2009: Tiger Woods
  • 2008: Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Every time Woods swings a golf club, we all hold our breath waiting to see if he will grimace in pain. Back problems have held Woods out of competitive play for a few years now, but he looked loose and pain-free at the Valspar last weekend. The question now is whether that back will hold up in back to back weekends. While I think Woods will be okay, I’m not so sure that he will be able to get the win here this weekend, although I do think he is a solid top 10 pick.

Arnold Palmer Invitational golf betting odds


Jason Day

Day appears to be rounding back into form at just the right time, recently picking up his first win of the season at the Farmers Insurance Open. He also had a second place finish at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am Tournament, so things are certainly looking better for Day after a bit of a shaky start to the 2018 season. Day is another player that should be in the mix when Sunday rolls around, although I am not convinced that he will land at the top of the leaderboard this weekend, with a top 10 finish more likely.

Arnold Palmer Invitational golf betting odds Jason Day


Rickie Fowler

Fowler’s last event was a couple of weeks ago at the WGC in Mexico, where he underwhelmed in a tie for 37th. The was one of his only poor performances this season, and while he has yet to pick up a win, he has come close, landing in the top 10 on a pair of different occasions. I think Fowler will be able to shake off that recent poor performance and put in a good one here. In fact, I would not be surprised to see him pick up his first win of the season.

Arnold Palmer Invitational golf betting odds Fowler


Justin Rose

The Englishman has been in fine form this season, landing in the top 10 at 3 different tournaments, including a win at the HSBC event earlier in the year. In fact, in his 4 starts this season, Rose has managed to crack the top 8 in 3 of those tournaments. It’s fair to suggest that he is going to be among the leaders again this weekend, and he may even land in the top 5.

Arnold Palmer Invitational golf betting odds Rose


Rory McIlroy

It has been a rough start to the year for McIlroy, as he has yet to finish any tournament better than 20th. He is too good a player to be on a run this poor, though, and I think he might finally start to turn things around in Orlando, so look for him to crack the top 10.

Arnold Palmer Invitational golf betting odds Rory McIlroy


Gold Betting Odds to win Arnold Palmer Invitational

Tiger Woods +500
Jason Day +1100
Justin Rose +1200
Rickie Fowler +1200
Rory McIlroy +1200
Tommy Fleetwood +2000
Hideki Matsuyama +2000
Tyrrell Hatton +2200
Henrik Stenson +2500
Alex Noren +2500
Patrick Reed +3000
Bubba Watson +4000
Marc Leishman +3300
Brian Harman +4500
Adam Scott +2200
Louis Oosthuizen +4500
Luke List +3500
Brandt Snedeker +5000
Kiradech Aphibarnrat +5000
Zach Johnson +4500
Emiliano Grillo +4000
Jason Kokrak +4500
Kevin Na +8000
Jamie Lovemark +4000
Cameron Smith +6600
Kevin Chappell +6000
Francesco Molinari +4000
Kevin Kisner +6500
Byeong-Hun An +7500
Jimmy Walker +8000
Matthew Fitzpatrick +8000
Charley Hoffman +5000
Patton Kizzire +10000
Ryan Moore +8000
Martin Laird +4500
Sam Burns +7000
Lucas Glover +5000
Russell Knox +12500
Ollie Schniederjans +12500
James Hahn +12500
Charles Howell III +9000
Keegan Bradley +4000
Charl Schwartzel +10000
Kyle Stanley +11000
Scott Piercy +12500
Kevin Streelman +12000
Scott Stallings +12500
William McGirt +12000
Chesson Hadley +12500
Chris Kirk +12000


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