This week, the Tour heads to Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. This 123-player field contains five of the top seven in OWGR so we should be in for some great viewing (even though Tiger isn’t playing). Bay Hill is a very unique venue as it puts a large emphasis on long approach shots due to the long par 3s and short par 5s. You could see 6+ shots from 180-230 yards in a single round, which doesn’t happen often on Tour. The course appears to be in mint condition, and you can expect firm and super fast greens, a good tune up for the Players next week. Let’s dig into some players to consider for DraftKings and One-and-Done leagues:
Bryson Dechambeau $9,700
Bryson provides great value this week at $9,700. He has as much upside as anyone in this event and also provides very consistent results. He has won five of his last 20 starts and has finished in the top 20 in 11 of his last 12 starts. Bryson finished runner-up here a year ago and would love to add the Invitational Slam, holding trophies for both the Memorial and Bay Hill at the same time (given his large adoration for both Jack and Arnie).
Lucas Glover $8,200
Glover has been on a tear dating back to the Web.com Finals last year. Since then, he has finished 17th or better in eight of those nine events (including fourth last week). He has had some success at Bay Hill highlighted by his seventh-place finish in 2017. At $8,200, he provides elite consistency and enough salary savings to help fit a few of the top players into your lineup.
If you don’t plan on using McIlroy in a major this year, this week offers a solid opportunity to use him. Rory has finished in the top five in all four events he has played this year. He won this event in 2018 and finished fourth in 2017.
Leishman has quietly finished in the top four in five of his last eight events. He won this event in 2017 and finished seventh last year.