FanDuel Fantasy Golf Picks for the Arnold Palmer Invitational 2023 at Bay Hill
The PGA Tour is preparing for its next event at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, FL this week.
This 120-player invitational field is loaded with 27 of the top 30 players in the world golf rankings and 44 of the top 50. That means there are plenty of options to build star-studded fantasy lineups for this week's elevated $20 million event.
Let's take a look at three golfers to consider when putting together your fantasy team this week.
Arnold Palmer Invitational 2023 Fantasy Picks
Will Zalatoris Fantasy
Zalatoris is a popular pick this week. The superb ball striker has a solid comp course resume to fit at Bay Hill and he also finished T-10 in his debut here in 2021. Two horrific rounds last year at Bay Hill dropped him to T-38, but Will Z is a reliable top-10 finisher (17 since 2020) whose strokes gained stats are solid in Approach.
He's also top-15 in eight rounds at Bay Hill in Tee-to-Green, Ball Strikings and Off-the-Tee. Those metrics are even better on all courses over his last 24 rounds, too. Add in improved putting, and Zalatoris looks like a first-page leaderboard player this weekend and a great addition to fantasy golf lineups.
Keith Mitchell Fantasy
A modest-priced fantasy dark horse with upside is Keith Mitchell, who finished T-6 here in 2019 and T-5 in 2020 when scoring was difficult. Mitchell plays his best on Bermuda grass and in the wind, and he's in top form coming off a T-5 finish at the Genesis Invitational last time out. Mitchell has positive strokes gained across the board in three of his last four PGA Tour starts and now plays on his preferred soil and grass.
Arnold Palmer Invitational Sleepers
Christiaan Bezuidenhout Fantasy
A quiet addition at the API is Christiaan Bezuidenhout, who has finished T-18, 7th and T-20 in his three visits to Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. His par 4 efficiency ranks top-20 in the field over his 12 rounds at Bay Hill, and he gained strokes across the board except for putting in the event last year with strength in tee-to-green play. He's a suitable sleeper at a lower draft price.