The Arnold Palmer Invitational is played at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, FL, which Arnold Palmer has owned since 1976. This tournament was named after the owner in 2007. Past winners include: Tom Kite, Payne Stewart, Paul Azinger, Fuzzy Zoeller, Ben Crenshaw, Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, and the reigning champion Tiger Woods took home the hardware by posting a final score of -10/270.The course will be playing at par 70 and 7239 yards. The winner will take home $1.044 million of a $5.4 million purse and 500 FedEx Cup points. Last year  Sean O’Hair and Vijay Singh finished T3/-7, Ken Duke and Hunter Mahan finsihed T6/-6, and Tom Lehman fihished T9/-4 to round out some notable top 10 finishsers last year.

The Real AC says:

My selection this week is Sean O’Hair. He finished T3 at Bay Hill last year and has finished in the top 13 in 5 events so far this year. Sure he missed the cut last week, but in 5 of 7 tournaments this year he has finsihed in the top 13. That’s not too shabby. He is sitting in 18th place on the FedEx Cup standings and averages slightly higher than the Tour average off the tee as length is requred at Bay Hill.

spencer096 says:

I’m taking Nick Watney for a variety of reasons.  One, Bay Hill rewards accurate distance, something Watney has in spades.  Two, last year he was the leader before ONE hole ruined his tournament, a quadruple bogey that flushed the one-time leader down the leaderboard.  Don’t let that one hole tarnish the fact that he was playing some sublime golf before that.  Three, he’s one of the hottest golfers teeing it up this week already winning at Torrey Pines and coming off two consecutive strong outings at Doral and Copperhead.  Lets see…Torrey, Doral, Copperhead, all courses that suit the guys who can hit it long and make the best out of long approach shots.  Four, it’s gone relatively unnoticed, but Watney might be climbing into the elite short-game players and has improved his putting remarkably.  Watney is the choice here.

danfinuc says:

I’m going to take Nick Watney this week. He’s been on a small tear as of late and can just bomb it out there with the best of them. Once his bunker play improves he’ll be a straight up monster. He’s a pretty solid choice this week and I have no regrets picking him despite Tiger coming back.

Getofftheschneid says:

I was going to go with Watney this week until I saw that Spence and Dan already took him. I figured it would be pretty boring if 3 of us all went with the same guy. Tiger needs a good weekend and to get in a groove if he is going to compete at the Masters. He’s the defending champ here and is bound to break out sooner or later. I know I’m not going out on a limb with the #1 player in the world but I have a good feeling about this one.