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FanDuel Fantasy Golf Picks for the Arnold Palmer Invitational 2022 at Bay Hill Club & Lodge

David Kaestle
Will Zalatoris is among the FanDuel fantasy picks for the 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Will Zalatoris is among the FanDuel fantasy picks for the 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational. / Donald Miralle/GettyImages

With the new PGA Tour season in full swing, we head to Orlando, Florida for the always anticipated Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Let's take a look at some golfers to consider when putting together your fantasy team this week.

Arnold Palmer Invitational Fantasy

Rory McIlroy:
No one on tour has put together consistency at this tournament the way Rory McIlroy has over the past handful of years. McIlroy enters this year's tournament on a streak of five straight top-10 finishes. Those five starts include three top-five finishes and one win in 2018. Bay Hill has been a home away from home for McIlroy. While Rory hasn't played much this PGA Tour season, and only has one start in this calendar year, he did grab a nice T-10 finish at The Genesis Invitational. There's no reason to believe McIlroy's success here won't continue in 2022.

Matt Fitzpatrick:
Like McIlroy, Matt Fitzpatrick has been fantastic at Bay Hill in recent years. He's on a streak of three straight top-10 finishes in this event, which includes a second-place finish in 2019. Fitzpatrick's last three starts this season are T-10, T-6 and T-12, so not only is he coming to a course he's had a great handle on, he's playing great golf coming into the event. Fitzpatrick also ranks highly on tour in a few crucial categories. He is No. 2 in Strokes Gained (SG): Approach The Green, No. 12 in SG: Putting, No. 5 in SG: Tee-To-Green and No. 2 in SG: Total.

Will Zalatoris:
Will Zalatoris has only played in this event once before, but he grabbed a 10th-place finish last year. Additionally, Zalatoris is playing some really good golf leading up to Thursday's start. He has three top-10 finishes in his last four starts this season. Like Fitzpatrick, Zalatoris rankings bode well for him. He sits at No. 1 on tour in SG: Approach The Green, No. 1 in SG: Tee-To-Green and No. 5 in SG: Total. If he can get his putting to follow suit at this event, he could make some real noise.

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