The 2020-21 PGA Tour heads to the Bay Hill Club & Lodge for the 2021 edition of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Last year, Tyrell Hatton topped the field and went home with a prize of $1.674 million (~34.25 BTC), but can he defend his title? NitroBetting news peeks at some of the golfers to watch out for at this week’s PGA Tour event.
2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational Event Info
- When: March 4-7, 2021
- Where: Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, FL
- TV: GOLFTV
- Radio: PGA TOUR Radio
- Live Stream: GOLF Channel
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- 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational Odds: +1000
Rory McIlroy is coming off a respectable finish at the World Golf Championships-Workday Championship, placing tied for sixth after firing a pedestrian one-under 71 in the final round. Still, that’s a nice overall way for the Northern Irishman to rebound from a missed cut at the Genesis Invitational.
But what makes McIlroy an enticing favorite to bet on for this coming weekend’s tournament is his track record at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge, where he has finished 10th or better in four of his six appearances at the Florida-based private golf club. It should also be noted here that McIlroy won the Arnold Palmer Invitational three years ago.
- 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational Odds: +1200
Like McIlroy, DeChambeau got back on the right track after missing the cut at the Genesis Invitational by finishing tied for 22nd place in last week’s World Gold Championship event. DeChambeau is still hunting for his second win of the season and first since breaking out of the gate with a win at the US Open last November. DeChambeau is 5 of 6 this season with three top 10s and four top 25s. DeChambeau went fourth in last year’s Arnold Palmer Invitational and also had a runner-up finish in that tournament in 2018, the year McIlroy won the event.
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- 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational Odds: +17500
Huh missed eight months of action last year, and he’s been flying under the radar despite a string of decent performances since returning to competition. Huh started the season by making the cut six times in a row, a streak that had just been snapped at the Waste Management Phoenix Open last February. Huh has also made the cut in all his six appearances at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge.
- 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational Odds: +14000
Bradley can be a sneaky pick for the 2021 Arnold Invitational Tournament, as he can get hot and give the top favorites a run for their money. Keegan had a T4 at the Sanderson Farms Championship and has three top 25s in 12 starts this season. He is seventh in strokes gained: approach the green (.972) and 18th in greens in regulation percentage (71.76%).
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Expert Prediction for the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational Tournament
Rory McIlroy has yet to win this season and it could be just a matter of time before he raises a trophy this year. Given his impressive track record at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge, McIlroy deserves all the attention he’s getting from the bettors. Then again, the field is stacked so even a sleeper or a super long shot could win it all this weekend.
*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.