The PGA Tour makes a slight move in Florida from the Honda Classic to the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The Bay Hill Golf course in Orlando is a beautiful design meant to test every golfer that tries to play.
Betting favorites are back in action this week after many had skipped last week’s event. Below you can check out who might succeed out of the best to play the game.
Date: Mar 3–6, 2022
Course: Bay Hill Golf Course
Watch on: GOLF, NBC
Top Betting Favorites at Play
This week’s field is a bit stronger compared to the Honda Classic. However, this course will arguably be just as difficult even for top golfers.
Below are the top 10 betting favorites and their current odds to win, courtesy of DraftKings:
*odds are subject to changes
Jon Rahm is the overall world number one golfer, and he will put his skills to the test against a loaded field. After struggling to make the cut at Genesis, all eyes will be on him to perform. This will be Rahm’s first attempt at this golf course, so this should be interesting to watch.
Bryson DeChambeau returns to action after some time off due to injury in January. If he is perfectly healthy, that is great, but he has not had a lot of time to practice. With that being said, a lot of Par 5’s are attainable in two shots, which is perfect for his game and the chance to defend his 2021 title here.
Scottie Scheffler has a victory at the Waste Management Open and had a T7 at the Genesis Invitational. By recent play, he is one of the more dangerous golfers with the best momentum heading into this event. Do not be surprised if he can sneak an early lead.
Viktor Hovland is a bit of a wild card right now, and his odds are appealing. As the fourth-best golfer in the world rankings, he is a threat heading into this event.
From 200 yards out, he has one of the best approaches in the game. Hopefully, he has had some rest with a week off because he looked a bit tired in his last event, and it showed.
Most Likely Favorites to Succeed
Fifth-ranked Rory Mcllroy gets an opportunity to shine on a difficult course and against the loaded field. His T-10 performance at Genesis was solid, and his victory at the CJ Cup was nice to see him score in a high volume.
In addition, Mcllroy has the best strokes gained per round over his last 28 rounds here compared to the field. Golfers will have to be perfect from tee to green, which Mcllroy has a great opportunity to do just that.