Arnold Palmer Invitational Expert Picks for 2020 Tournament

Arnold Palmer Invitational expert picks have Rory McIlroy favored to win the 2020 tournament.
Arnold Palmer Invitational expert picks have Rory McIlroy favored to win the 2020 tournament. / Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

PGA Expert Picks

After the closeout of the Honda Classic on Sunday that saw Sungjae Im come away with the victory, it's time to take a trip to Orlando for the legendary Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.

This week's field includes a sizable favorite in Rory McIlroy (+500), with Tommy Fleetwood (+1400), Bryson DeChambeau (+1600), Hideki Matsuyama (+2000) and Xander Schauffele (+2100) rounding out the top five in betting odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Some other noteworthy names in the field include Jason Day (+2700), Patrick Reed (+2700), Rickie Fowler (+3500) and Bubba Watson (+4500).

With that in mind, here are some expert picks and predictions to win this weekend's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Arnold Palmer Invitational Expert Picks's panel of golf experts has two clear favorites, but overall the six experts picked four different winners.

- Sean Martin: Rory McIlroy
- Rob Bolton: Rory McIlroy
- Cameron Morfit: Bryson DeChambeau
- Ben Everill: Jason Day
- Mike McAllister: Bryson DeChambeau
- Jason Sobel: Matthew Fitzpatrick

Sports Illustrated
Ryan Asselta, of Sports Illustrated, has his eyes on Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood as the most viable favorites to win this weekend's tournament. However, Asselta also notes that Jason Day could provide the best betting value as a legitimate contender as well. Lastly, Asselta is going with Francesco Molinari as his favorite sleeper pick to win the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

USA Today
Esten McLaren, of USA Today Sports, has Rory McIlroy as his top pick to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational, while also including Brooks Koepka as a tier-one pick.

Overall, we have a rather varied set of picks among the experts highlighted above, but McIlroy stands out ahead of the pack as the favorite to win it all.
Total Expert Picks to Win the Arnold Palmer Invitational:
- Rory McIlroy (4)
- Bryson DeChambeau (2)
- Jason Day (1)
- Matthew Fitzpatrick (1)
- Tommy Fleetwood (1)

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