5 things to know about the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill

Tiger Woods hopes to continue resurgence at PGA Tour stop in Orlando

(Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando plays host to the PGA Tour this week as the Arnold Palmer Invitational begins Thursday at Bay Hill Club & Lodge.

Here are some highlights of the tournament, which runs through Sunday.


Tiger Woods, who has won the tournament eight times, hopes to keep his momentum going after a second-place finish last week at the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor. Woods, the former No. 1 golfer in the world, is trying to return to the top of the game after suffering from injuries.

Woods tees off Thursday at 8:23 a.m. from Hole 10. He will play alongside Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama. The trio will tee off at 1:08 p.m. Friday. 


The purse for the  Arnold Palmer Invitational is $8.9 million, with the winner collecting a hefty $1.6 million. The runner-up will grab more than $961,000 and third place garners $605,200. 

The 10th-place finisher will net $240,300.


Marc Leishman  shot a score of 11-under par to win the tourney in 2017, his second victory on the PGA Tour.

Leishman took the lead on the 16th green, rolling in a 51-foot eagle putt that propelled him past Rory McIlroy, Charley Hoffman and Kevin Kisner with two holes to play.


The 2018 tournament tees off at 7:35 a.m. on holes 1 and 10.  Nick Taylor, Beau Hossler and Satoshi Kodaira begin on Hole 1, and Robert Gamez, Brandon Harkins and Matthew Fitzpatrick start on Hole 10.

Here's a full list of the tee times and groupings.


To watch the tourney in person, the Arnold Palmer Invitational website lists one-day tickets for $62

For more information, click here.  (Ticket availability not guaranteed.) 

Watch News 6 throughout the week for updates.

About the Author: