Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview: Can Fleetwood Bounce Back?
Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview: Can Fleetwood Bounce Back?

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

The PGA Tour heads to Orlando this week for the annual tribute to Arnold Palmer. It's Palmer's association with this event that really brings 'em in, and there are plenty of big names in the field this week. Many will use this week's event as a final tune-up before the Players, which is next week. Although there are a lot of big names in the field this week, there is a clear-cut favorite, but we'll get to that later. 

One golfer present again this week is Tommy Fleetwood, who was in great position to win last week, but made a terrible error with his approach on the 72nd hole. Fleetwood seems destined to win a few times on the PGA Tour, but these near misses have a way of piling up on a guy. 

Course history is not an issue this week, as we have it as far as the eye can see. The list of champions is dominated by big names, but there have been a few surprises the last couple decades, which means both the chalk and the dogs are in play this week.    

Arnold Palmer Invitational – Bay Hill Club and Lodge, Orlando

Last Year: Francesco Molinari shot a final-round 64 on his way to a two-stroke victory over Matthew Fitzpatrick.    

FAVORITES

Rory McIlroy (5-1)

I'm not sure I've seen odds this low since Tiger was in his prime. Dustin Johnson was 6-1 earlier in the year at Pebble and

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Greg Vara
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