|Location Bay Hill, Florida|
Format Stroke play
Tour PGA TOUR
|Established 1966, 51 years ago|
Length 7,381 yards (6,749 m)
Prize fund $6.3 million
|Address 9000 Bay Hill Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819, USA|
Course Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge
Course Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge
Hours Open today · 7AM–6PMWednesday7AM–6PMThursday6:30AM–6PMFriday6:30AM–6PMSaturday6:30AM–6PMSunday6:30AM–2PMMonday7AM–6PMTuesday7AM–6PM
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Arnold palmer invitational preview
The Arnold Palmer Invitational is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour. It is played each March at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge, a private golf resort owned since 1974 by Arnold Palmer in Bay Hill, Florida, a suburb southwest of Orlando. The event was founded in 1979 as a successor to the Florida Citrus Open Invitational, which debuted in 1966 and was played at Rio Pinar Country Club, east of Orlando. It has had a number of different names since then, most of them including "Bay Hill," but has played under the Palmer name since 2007. On March 21, 2012, the Arnold Palmer Invitational and MasterCard Worldwide announced an extension to MasterCard's "Presented by" sponsorship until the 2016 tournament.
- Arnold palmer invitational preview
- Tiger woods best at 2013 arnold palmer invitational
- Invitational status
- Course layout
- Multiple winners
- Tournament highlights
As a restricted field event on the PGA Tour, only the first 70 players on the previous year's money-list are guaranteed invitations.
Tiger Woods won what was then known as the Bay Hill Invitational four years in a row from 2000 to 2003. This is one of only four occasions that a golfer has won the same event four times in a row on the Tour. In 2004 he was one shot off the lead after opening with a 67, but followed up with back-to-back 74s on the Friday and Saturday, and ended the final round on Sunday in a tie for 46th place. Woods also won the 2008 and 2009 tournaments, both times with birdie putts on the final hole. He then won the tournament in 2012 by 5 shots, his first official PGA Tour win in 924 days and his seventh win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He repeated in 2013 for his eighth victory at the tournament. Two days before the 2014 event, defending champion Woods withdrew from the tournament, citing a bad back, and underwent surgery shortly after.
Tiger woods best at 2013 arnold palmer invitational
The Arnold Palmer Invitational is one of only five tournaments given "invitational" status by the PGA Tour, and consequently it has a reduced field of only 120 players (as opposed to most full-field open tournaments with a field of 156 players). The other four tournaments with invitational status are the RBC Heritage, the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, the Memorial Tournament, and the Quicken Loans National. Invitational tournaments have smaller fields (between 120 and 132 players), and have more freedom than full-field open tournaments in determining which players are eligible to participate in their event, as invitational tournaments are not required to fill their fields using the PGA Tour Priority Ranking System. Furthermore, unlike full-field open tournaments, invitational tournaments do not offer open qualifying (aka Monday qualifying).
In June 2014, the PGA Tour approved a resolution to grant the winner a three-year exemption, one more than other regular Tour events and on par with winners of the World Golf Championships, The Tour Championship, and the Memorial Tournament.
The field consists of 120 players invited using the following criteria:
- Arnold Palmer Invitational winners prior to 2000 and in the last five years
- The Players Championship and major championship winners in the last five years
- The Tour Championship, World Golf Championships, and Memorial Tournament winners in the past three years
- Tournament winners in the past year
- Playing member of last named U.S. Ryder Cup team; current PGA Tour members who were playing members on last named European Ryder Cup team, U.S. Presidents Cup team, and International Presidents Cup team
- Prior year U.S. Amateur winner (if still an amateur)
- Top 50 Official World Golf Ranking (as of Friday prior)
- PGA Tour life members
- 18 sponsors exemptions– 2 from Web.com Tour finals, 8 members not otherwise exempt, and 8 unrestricted
- Top 70 from prior year's FedEx Cup points list
- Members in top 125 non-member category whose prior year non-WGC points equal or exceed the 70th position on the prior year FedEx Cup points list
- Top 70 from current year's FedEx Cup points list
- PGA Section champion/player of the year
- Remaining positions filled from current year's FedEx Cup points list
Arnold Palmer had a lifetime invitation.
* rain-shortened to 54 holes
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Seven men have won this tournament more than once through 2016.