Arnold Palmer Invitational: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 3/17/16
Arnold Palmer Invitational
Arnold Palmer Invitational: Thursday, March 17 2016 at 1:00 pm (Bay Hill Club and Lodge)
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TV: GOLF, NBC
We stay in Florida for the fourth straight week as we tee off the 2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational. This course usually features one of the stronger fields in the PGA Tour, which only gives us plenty of value to try and make some money.
Here’s some golfers you should consider for your card this week.
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Matt Every - Matt Every has given us no reason to back him, as he’s missed the cut in three of his last five events and is coming off a 42-place finish at the Valspar Championship. Every is simply in bad form and the +7000 odds reflect that heading into this week. However, Every is the two-time defending champion at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, just one of seven players to win on this course more than once. Last season, Every won this course with a -19 to par, the best performance since Tiger Woods in 2003. Maybe it’s the fact Every feels at home due to being from the Northern Florida area. Whatever it is, this is one course that can turn Every’s season around.
Adam Scott - Adam Scott is the hottest player in the world right now after a second-place finish at the Northern Trust and victories at the Honda Classic and WGC-Cadillac. Right now Scott can do little wrong and is building an incredible run heading into the Masters. Scott is currently sixth in greens in regulation percentage, third in birdie average and third in all-around ranking. Scott also finished third in the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2014. With Scott’s elite form right now, I’ll certainly take a stab with odds of +740.
Kevin Na - Kevin Na has been all over the place recently after missing many cuts, but he seems to be slowly getting his form back after finishing 22nd in the Valspar Championship. Still, even with Na’s struggles this season, he has strung together three straight top-15 performances at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Na absolutely loves Bay Hill and was a runner-up on this course back in 2010. If there’s any course that can help right Na’s game before the major, it’s this one. I’ll take the Korean American this week with odds of +3000.
Matt Kuchar - It’s been a long time since Matt Kuchar has played this course, but he enters Bay Hill in decent form. Kuchar finished 11th in the Valspar Championship and had a top-10 finish at the Northern Trust. Kuchar is 15th in total strokes gained and 16th in scoring average. Kuchar has also gone nearly 12 months without missing the cut, which has to count for something. Kuchar is worth a shot this week with solid odds of +3500.
Vijay Singh - We’re going to take the ultimate long shot this week with Vijay Singh, who you can get with odds of +20000. Singh hasn’t been good for quite some time, but he has made the cut three straight events, which includes a sixth-place finish at the Honda Classic. Singh has not won a PGA event since 2008, and it’s hard seeing that change here with his current form and at the age of 53 years old. However, Singh did win the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2007 and was runner-up three other times. Singh knows this course extremely well and could surprise some people with another decent finish. With those monster odds, I’ll give him a few bucks.