Arnold Palmer : The PGA Tour returns this week to Bay Hill Club & Lodge for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Who will don the coveted red cardigan? DEFENDING CHAMPION: Italian Francesco Molinari defeated England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick by two shot here last year, reaching 12-under-par, 276.
COURSE: The course at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Central Florida was originally designed by Dick Wilson and opened in 1961. Arnold Palmer bought the club in 1975 – and it has welcomed the PGA Tour since 1979. Palmer completed an extensive redesign of the course in 2009. It will play to 6,816 metres (par-72) this week.
How it works: Each week, our experts from PGATOUR.COM will make their selections in PGA TOUR Fantasy Golf. Each lineup consists of four starters and two bench players that can be rotated after each round. Adding to the challenge is that every golfer can be used only three times per each of four Segments. The first fantasy golf game to utilize live ShotLink data, PGA TOUR Fantasy Golf allows you to see scores update live during competition.
Aside from the experts below, Fantasy Insider Rob Bolton breaks down the field at this year’s Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard in his edition of the Power Rankings. For more fantasy, check out Sleepers, Rookie Ranking, Qualifiers and Reshuffle.
The tour returns to Bay Hill this week for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Palmer passed away in 2016, at 87-years old. Palmer’s legacy still lives on, not only in the game of golf but also in society. Palmer’s charity, Arnie’s Army, provides financial support to organizations that help children, families, the environment, and the communities where we live. Palmer always gave back to those in need.
Palmer’s impact can be felt by many people in the community. Palmer’s grandson, Sam Saunders, said that his grandfather “felt he had a responsibility to give back.” Palmer served as the national spokesperson for the March of Dimes from 1971 to 1989. He and his wife Winnie opened the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women in 1989. The Winnie Palmers Hospital for Women and Babies opened in 2006. Money raised from the Arnold Palmer Invitational supports the foundation and both hospitals.