Fantasy Golf Picks for Arnold Palmer Invitational

David Kaestle
Rory McIlroy is the betting favorite heading into the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Rory McIlroy is the betting favorite heading into the Arnold Palmer Invitational. / Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images
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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.

With a solid list of the world's top players teeing it up at the King's home course this week, let's take a look at three golfers to watch out for when putting together your fantasy team for the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Arnold Palmer Fantasy Golf Picks

Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy is no stranger to success on this course, he won the event in 2018. He is also in the midst of a fantastic season thus far, which has seen him already grab one win, three top-3 finishes and five top-5 finishes and we have yet to even reach the first major of the season. McIlroy ranks among the Tour's best in a few crucial categories for this course. He is No. 3 in average driving distance, No. 13 in greens in regulation (GIR), which is a good indicator of ball-striking ability. Additionally, Rory is No. 1 on tour in scoring average and No. 2 in holes per eagle this season.

Adam Scott
Adam Scott has gotten hot as of late, grabbing his first win of the year at the Genesis Invitational a few weeks ago. He ranks no. 15 on Tour in driving distance, No. 13 in scoring average and No. 5 in holes per eagle. While he only ranks No. 43 in GIR, if Scott can keep his putter in check, or even get hot with the short stick, he very well could be contending come Sunday afternoon.

Tony Finau
Tony Finau is more of a value play here, but he does bomb the ball with the best of them. Already grabbing three top-10 finishes this season, including a solo second at the Waste Management Open in Phoenix, Finau has what it takes to hang in this one as long as he can keep his driver straight, something he has admittedly struggled with so far this year. Luckily, Bay Hill tends to be on the more forgiving side with its fairways and rough. Finau is No. 32 on Tour in GIR and in eagles per hole, useful on a course that demands you take advantage of its par-5s.


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