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Updated 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational Odds & Pick: Jon Rahm Favored Over Rory McIlroy at Bay Hill

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Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images. Pictured: Rory McIlroy.

2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational Odds

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Golfer Odds
Jon Rahm +800
Rory McIlroy +1200
Scottie Scheffler +1600
Viktor Hovland +1600
Hideki Matsuyama +2500
Matt Fitzpatrick +2500
Sungjae Im +2500
Will Zalatoris +2500
Tyrrell Hatton +3000
Adam Scott +3300
Marc Leishman +3300
Billy Horschel +4000
Jason Kokrak +4000
Keith Mitchell +4000
Paul Casey +4000
Max Homa +4000
Sam Burns +4000
Gary Woodland +5000
Sergio Garcia +5000
Tommy Fleetwood +5000
Christiaan Bezuidenhout +5000
Jason Day +5000
Justin Rose +5000
Maverick McNealy +5000
Russell Henley +5000
Cameron Tringale +6600
Chris Kirk +6600
Talor Gooch +6600
Cameron Young +6600
Corey Conners +6600
Erik van Rooyen +6600
Keegan Bradley +6600
Luke List +6600
Seamus Power +6600
Kevin Na +8000
Lanto Griffin +8000
Sepp Straka +8000
Tom Hoge +8000
Denny McCarthy +8000
Lee Westwood +8000
Sebastian Munoz +8000
Si Woo Kim +8000
Aaron Wise +10000
Charles Howell III +10000
Ian Poulter +10000
Kevin Kisner +10000
Lucas Glover +10000
Matthew Wolff +10000
Patrick Reed +10000
Taylor Moore +10000
Thomas Pieters +10000
Adam Svensson +12500
Andrew Putnam +12500
Brendon Todd +12500
Carlos Ortiz +12500
Chez Reavie +12500
Dylan Frittelli +12500
K.H. Lee +12500
Kevin Streelman +12500
Lee Hodges +12500
Martin Laird +12500
Matt Jones +12500
Nick Taylor +12500
Pat Perez +12500
Rickie Fowler +12500
Sahith Theegala +12500
Sam Ryder +12500
Taylor Pendrith +12500
Troy Merritt +12500
Aaron Rai +15000
Beau Hossler +15000
Danny Willett +15000
Garrick Higgo +15000
Lucas Herbert +15000
Nicolai Hojgaard +15000
Takumi Kanaya +15000
Zach Johnson +15000
Alex Smalley +15000
Cam Davis +15000
Davis Riley +15000
Greyson Sigg +15000
J.J. Spaun +15000
Patrick Rodgers +15000
Patton Kizzire +15000
Brendan Steele +20000
Danny Lee +20000
Doug Ghim +20000
Hudson Swafford +20000
Michael Thompson +20000
Min Woo Lee +20000
Sean O’Hair +20000
Branden Grace +20000
Matt Wallace +20000
Scott Stallings +20000
Cameron Champ +25000
Henrik Stenson +25000
Rory Sabbatini +25000
Trey Mullinax +25000
Vince Whaley +25000
Adam Schenk +30000
Brandt Snedeker +30000
Hayden Buckley +30000
Nick Watney +30000
Stephan Jaeger +30000
Charl Schwartzel +35000
Graeme McDowell +35000
James Piot +35000
Kevin Tway +35000
Padraig Harrington +35000
Peter Malnati +35000
Adam Long +40000
Davis Thompson +40000
Henrik Norlander +40000
Jonathan Byrd +40000
Anirban Lahiri +50000
John Pak +50000
Paul Barjon +50000
Sam Bennett +50000
G. Koch +100000
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As is the case every year, a strong field will be at Bay Hill in Orlando this week for the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Jon Rahm returns to the TOUR after taking a week off and is atop the opening odds boards this week. The world No. 1 is one of four top-six players in the world in this week’s field, including Viktor Hovland, Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler..

Winners from this calendar year in the field include Hideki Matsuyama (Sony Open), Hudson Swafford (American Express) Luke List (Farmers), Tom Hoge (Pebble Beach), Scheffler (Waste Management) and Sepp Straka (Honda Classic). Matsuyama’s two wins during the 2021-22 PGA TOUR season have him atop the FedEx Cup point standings entering the week.

The rest of the field was headlined by Bryson DeChambeau, the defending champion who was set to return to action. After opening at 28-1, though, DeChambeau withdrew from the tournament, posting a video on social media that said there wasn’t enough time for him to recover from a nagging wrist injury.

The purse for this year’s API is up from $9.3 million last year to $12 million. That’s tied with the Genesis Invitational as the largest purse of the 2021-22 PGA TOUR season so far.

This week, the winner will walk away with $2.16 million, an increase of almost $500,000 from 2021.

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Past Winners

The Arnold Palmer Invitational has perennially been won by some of golf’s biggest names — with a couple exceptions.

Since 2007, here is a list of winners: Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods (four times), Ernie Els, Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari, Tyrrell Hatton and DeChambeau.

Martin Laird won in 2011, and then Matt Every notched his only two PGA TOUR wins at this tournament in 2014 and then again the next year. Otherwise, this one is usually won by a recognizable name.

In total, Tiger won at Bay Hill eight times, including six of the 10 editions of the tournament from 2000-09. He won those eight tournaments in 14 starts there from ’00-13.

The Course

Last week, PGA National was rightfully touted as one of the toughest courses that players will see on TOUR, as Straka won at just 10-under. Bay Hill is right up there.

DeChambeau won at 11-under last year, and only one player in the last five years has won at lower than 12-under. That was Rory McIlroy, who got to 18-under in 2018.

Two reasons for the course’s difficult nature are the thick roughs and lightning fast greens. At more than 7,400 yards, players will need to keep their shots off the tee in the fairway or face the consequences.

Early Pick

By Shane McNichol

Jason Kokrak +5000

After many of the world’s best took a rest week when the TOUR jump from the West Coast swing to Florida for the Honda Classic, the big names are back in the field for the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Many of the TOUR’s best players have thrived at this event over the years at Bay Hill, including recent wins by Rory McIlroy and Bryson DeChambeau. My eyes drifted further down the board, where Jason Kokrak is being offered at +5000 to win this weekend. The 26th-ranked player in the world has played well of late, making six straight cuts including his win at the Houston Open in November.

Korkrak has always played well at Bay HIll with three-straight top 20 finishes. He also finished in the top six here back in 2015 and 2014. It’s a course that clearly fits his eye and skills.

Kokrak has become one of the more valuable players on TOUR off the tee but struggles with his wedges. That issue should be eased by a Bay Hill course that doesn’t require the skilled hands around the greens that many other PGA Tour stops do.

Korkrak is a heady value play anytime he slides this far down the board, but especially when the course sets up so well for him.

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