Rory McIlroy, the No. 1-ranked player in the world, is the 9/2 favorite in a very deep field at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, a tournament he won in 2018. McIlroy has finished 4-1-6 in the past three years at Bay Hill.
Tommy Fleetwood (14/1) finished third here last year and placed third last week at the Honda. Brooks Koepka, who ranks third in the world, is being offered at 25/1 after missing the cut last week and in his past two visits to Bay Hill. Here are some golfers who are worth a wager this weekend (William Hill odds):
Bryson DeChambeau (16/1): His obsession with more length off the tee was scoffed at by critics but has produced results as he ranks fourth in driving distance (322 yards) and has three top-eight finishes in his past four events.
Bubba Watson (40/1): A native of Windemere, Fla., this tournament is one Watson always has coveted. He had back-to-back good finishes at Torrey Pines (sixth) and Scottsdale (third) just a month ago.
Matthew Fitzpatrick (45/1): Fitzpatrick was the runner-up here to Francesco Molinari last year. He already has a near-win this season, finishing second to Lee Westwood in Abu Dhabi.
Tyrrell Hatton (50/1): Hatton spent the winter recovering from a wrist injury and finished tied for sixth at the WGC Mexico in his return to competitive golf two weeks ago. He finished fourth at Bay Hill in 2017.
Abraham Ancer (60/1): The major test this week will be the approach shots from over 200 yards, and Ancer rates first on the tour for proximity to the hole from 200-225 yards out.
Max Homa (65/1): Homa comes in with four straight finishes of 14th or better including three top 10s and is rested with two weeks off.
Charl Schwartzel (90/1): Schwartzel battled a wrist injury and missed most of last season. He returned over the winter and the 2011 Masters champion’s game looks as if it’s coming into form. He finished fifth at Pebble Beach and 17th last week at PGA National in very tough conditions.