2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational Odds and Picks

2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational Odds and Picks

Bryson DeChambeau will not be in the field to defend his win last year at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. A lingering hand injury has forced him to miss a few events including a missed cut at the Farmers. That opens the door for a new favorite and oddsmakers have tagged Jon Rahm as the lone favorite at +800.

Rahm is the only player coming in below +1000 while 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational winner Rory McIlroy is at +1100 and another former Palmer winner is also down the favorites list. Tyrrell Hatton won the event in 2020 and he’s at +2800. As for the winner of the 2019 Arnold Palmer, Francesco Molinari is not in the field.

Over all the field is pretty deep, even with a split tournament week as the Puerto Rico Open is also teeing up this week as an alternative tournament. Viktor Hovland joins Rahm and McIlroy as one of the favorites to win outright and comes in at +1600.

Here are the top five favorites to win the 2022 Arnold Palmer Classic outright:

Jon Rahm +800

Rory McIlroy +1100

Scottie Scheffler +1600

Viktor Hovland +1600

Hideki Matsuyama +2200

One name not in the field this week is Daniel Berger. He’s taking a break following his slide down the leaderboard last week at the Honda Classic. Berger went from a five stroke lead on Sunday morning to a 4th place finish. However, the winner of the Honda was Sepp Straka and he is playing this week coming in at +8000 heading into the opening round on Thursday.

2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview

Where: Bay Hill, Florida

Course: Bay Hill Golf Club

Format: Stroke Play

Par: 72

Length: 7,454

When: March 3 –6, 2021

Purse: $12 Million.

TV Coverage: Golf Channel/CBS

This course is one of the toughest on the PGA schedule and it can even be harder if the infamous Bay Hill winds get going. The event two-years ago had the highest scoring average in a non-major in the last four PGA seasons at 2.17 strokes over par.

The course has some challenging holes including the No. 6 horseshoe par five with wraps around a lake. It’s always fun watching some players on YouTube trying to drive the green over the water. However, Dechambeau is out – so we probably won’t see too much of that this time around.

Bay Hill is an iconic course with a traditional Florida look. It takes full advantage of the rolling terrain as rises in the course serve as additional obstacles to bunkers and water hazards. It’s always beautiful on TV.

2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational Predictions

Rory McIlroy +1100

Rory McIlroy has made the cut at the Arnold Palmer Invitational seven of seven times. He’s won this event, as mentioned above, in 2018 and had other great finishes on this tough Bay Hill course include a 3 rd place finish, a T12, and a T10. In his three outings since the Ryder Cup, he’s finished with a win at the CJ Cup at the SUMMIT, 18th at the Hero World Challenge, and was T10 at the Genisis Invitational.

Hideki Matsuyama +2200

Hideki Matsuyama has not missed the cut once in his nine tournaments this season and is riding the top of the FedEx points list. He looked great here last season before finishing T18 but he’s playing a great game well suited for this course. He notched two wins this season by grabbing both the Sony Open and the ZOZO Championsip.

Keith Mitchell +4000

Keith Mitchell is looking strong as of late and he’s done well at Bay Hill in recent starts. He was T6 in 2019 and finished T5 in 2020. Mitchell started the year with a few missed cuts but his last three outings have been spectacular. He finished T12 at Pebble Beach, T10 at Phoenix, and was T9 at the Honda Classic.

Others I Like: I can’t stop thinking about two players. Will Zalatoris (+2500) has a nice style of play that should fit at Bay Hill. And, Luke List (+6600) who grabbed his first PGA Tour victory a few weeks ago.

2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational Betting Lines

Jon Rahm +800

Rory McIlroy +1100

Scottie Scheffler +1600

Viktor Hovland +1600

Hideki Matsuyama +2200

Will Zalatoris +2500

Sungjae Im +2800

Matt Fitzpatrick +2800

Tyrrell Hatton +2800

Adam Scott +2800

Marc Leishman +3300

Paul Casey +4000

Jason Kokrak +4000

Max Homa +4000

Sam Burns +4000

Keith Mitchell +4000

Billy Horschel +4000

Russell Henley +5000

Sergio Garcia +5000

Tommy Fleetwood +5000

Gary Woodland +5000

Talor Gooch +5000

Christiaan Bezuidenhout +5000

Jason Day +6000

Cameron Tringale +6000

Maverick McNealy +6000

Justin Rose +6000

Corey Conners +6600

Seamus Power +6600

Lanto Griffin +6600

Luke List +6600

Chris Kirk +6600

Cameron Young +6600

Kevin Na +8000

Thomas Pieters +8000

Tom Hoge +8000

Sepp Straka +8000

Erik Van Rooyen +8000

Keegan Bradley +8000

Si-Woo Kim +10000

Patrick Reed +10000

Kevin Kisner +10000

Matthew Wolff +10000

Ian Poulter +10000

Lee Westwood +10000

Sebastian Munoz +10000

Martin Laird +12500

Rickie Fowler +12500

Matt Jones +12500

Troy Merritt +12500

Carlos Ortiz +12500

Andrew Putnam +12500

Denny McCarthy +12500

Aaron Wise +12500

Sahith Theegala +12500

Lucas Glover +12500

Brendon Todd +12500

Kyoung-Hoon Lee +12500

Nick Taylor +15000

Dylan Frittelli +15000

Taylor Moore +15000

Garrick Higgo +15000

Nicolai Hojgaard +15000

Patton Kizzire +15000

Charles Howell III +15000

Kevin Streelman +15000

Adam Svensson +15000

Cameron Davis +15000

Pat Perez +17500

Beau Hossler +17500

Aaron Rai +17500

Chez Reavie +17500

Lucas Herbert +17500

Sam Ryder +17500

Takumi Kanaya +17500

JJ Spaun +17500

Lee Hodges +17500

Michael Thompson +20000

Patrick Rodgers +20000

Matt Wallace +20000

Cameron Champ +20000

Zach Johnson +20000

Alex Smalley +20000

Taylor Pendrith +20000

Min Woo Lee +20000

Doug Ghim +20000

Branden Grace +20000

Danny Willett +20000

Hudson Swafford +20000

Padraig Harrington +25000

Henrik Stenson +25000

Brandt Snedeker +25000

Brendan Steele +25000

Greyson Sigg +25000

Danny Lee +25000

Sean O'Hair +25000

Rory Sabbatini +25000

Hayden Buckley +25000

Vincent Whaley +25000

Scott Stallings +25000

Charl Schwartzel +30000

Nick Watney +30000

Stephan Jaeger +30000

Davis Riley +30000

Graeme McDowell +30000

Peter Malnati +30000

Adam Long +30000

Adam Schenk +30000

Kevin Tway +30000

Henrik Norlander +30000

Trey Mullinax +30000

Davis Thompson +30000

Sam Bennett +50000

Paul Barjon +50000

John Pak +50000

Jonathan Byrd +50000

Anirban Lahiri +50000

Greg Koch +100000

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