Laird missed the cut at both the Honda Classic and the Valspar Championship in his last two starts. Graeme McDowell missed the cut last week. Here is a list of the betting odds for the PGA golfers to win the 2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Hideki Matsuyama tied for 35th at the WGC-Cadillac in his last start. After missing the cut at the Honda Classic, Rory McIlroy played well at the WGC-Cadillac Championship finishing tied for 3rd place. Jason Day – 14 to 1
At 5.5 to 1 betting odds Rory McIlroy is the favorite to win the 2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational. He’s obviously got the talent to win this week but he’s only played sporadically so far this year. McIlroy’s last win was in Dubai in November of 2015. Herron has four PGA Tour wins but his last win was back in 2006. Ryan Moore is a much more interesting proposition as he tied for 3rd place last week in the Valspar Championship. Justin Rose – 16 to 1
Jason Day tied for 23rd at the WGC-Cadillac in his last start. Rory McIlroy – 5.5 to 1 odds
Brendan Steele tied for 14th place in his last start three weeks ago in the Honda Classic. Brandt Snedeker won the 2016 Farmers Insurance Open for his eighth career PGA win in February but he withdrew from the WGC-Cadillac with sore ribs two weeks ago. He has 12 wins on the European and PGA Tours combined and his last win was in November of 2015 at the OHL Classic.
After winning the Honda Classic and WGC-Cadillac Championship in back-to-back weeks, Adam Scott did not play last week in the Valspar Championship. Henrik Stenson has four PGA Tour wins and eight more European Tour wins.
T-14. Harris English, Brandt Snedeker, Marc Leishman, Paul Casey – 50 to 1 odds each
The 2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from March 17-20, 2016, at the Arnold Palmer owned Bay Hill Club and Lodge located in Orlando, Florida. He has three PGA Tour wins but his last win was three years ago in 2013.
Vijay Singh – 200 to 1 odds
Vijay Singh won the Arnold Palmer Invitational back in 2007. Every’s odds are high because he has not been playing well, he shot +4 over last week for a 42nd place tie, and his two wins in this tournament are the only two PGA Tour wins of his career.
Ernie Els – 140 to 1 odds
Ernie Els is a two-time winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational (1998, 2010). Ernie missed the cut last week at the Valspar Championship and he’s not won on tour since 2012 but he is only 46 and could have a win or two left in him.
Martin Laird – 175 to 1 odds
Martin Laird from Scotland won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2011 and he is 175 to 1 odds to win in 2016. He’s not played on tour since he missed the cut at Pebble Beach six weeks ago.
T-7. Matt Kuchar – 35 to 1
2. He has seven PGA Tour wins in 247 starts.
Harris English missed the cut last week after finishing in 10th place at the WGC-Cadillac. He has just one win on tour which came in 2011. Obviously, nobody on tour is hotter than Adam Scott is right now and if you’ve been winning with him you have to bet him again this week.
The Arnold Palmer Invitational dates back to 1966. Notables
Matt Every – 90 to 1 odds
How often can you get 90 to 1 odds on a player who is a two-time defending champion in back-to-back years in a PGA Tournament? Matt Every won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2014 and 2015. Henrik Stenson – 12 to 1
4. He tied for 11th at Bay Hill last year.
5. Vijay has 34 wins on the PGA Tour but he’s 53 years old now and has not won since 2008.
Chad Campbell – 300 to 1 odds
Chad Campbell won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2004. He should do better here.
T-10. Kevin Kisner tied for 23rd in his last start at the WGC-Cadillac. Arnold Palmer himself won this tournament back in 1971 when it was the Florida Citrus Invitational.
3. He’s 30 and looking for his first PGA Tour win. Adam Scott – 8 to 1
Listed below with comments are all the PGA golfers with betting odds of 60 to 1 or less. Good luck to you if you want to bet him this week. Graeme McDowell, Brendan Steele – 60 to 1 odds each
Kevin Na has one PGA Tour win in 310 starts and he’s earned $21.2 million on tour. Paul Casey DNP last week after a 6th place finish in the WGC-Cadillac. Kuchar has seven wins on the PGA Tour but he has not won since April of 2014. Kisner has one win on tour at the 2015 RSM Classic in November. Hideki Matsuyama – 25 to 1
Henrik Stenson tied for 11th place last week at the Valspar Championship after tying for 28th the week before at the WGC-Cadillac. Is he ready to win this week?
T-17. Moore has four wins on tour with his last win coming in November of 2014.
Justin Rose tied for 17th at the WGC-Cadillac in his last start. He did have the lead after three rounds but could not finish the deal on Sunday. Rose rarely plays really badly in any of his starts but he’s never really won enough to justify his lower odds each week. Campbell has four wins on tour but his last win was in 2007 and he missed the cut in both of the last two PGA Tournaments he’s played in including last week.
Tim Herron – 1,000 to 1 odds
Tim Herron won this tournament back in 1999. After tying for 6th place at the Honda Classic three weeks ago, Vijay tied for 64th place last week in the Valspar Championship. Zach Johnson is always a threat but he finished tied for 47th place in his last start at the WGC-Cadillac. Kevin Na, Ryan Moore – 33 to 1 odds each
1. Casey has just one PGA Tour win but he has won 13 more times on the European Tour.
6. He only has two career wins and has not won since 2013. Tiger Woods easily owns the record for most wins in the tournament with eight (2000-03, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013). Then some notables who are much higher odds are also listed with comments.
Jason Kokrak tied for 2nd at the Northern Trust Open a month ago and then missed the cut in his two PGA Tour starts since. Marc Leishman is a talented golfer who rarely wins as he has one win in 181 starts (and $12.4 million in earnings). Stenson had not played on tour before those two tournaments since November so he may be rounding into form. That’s almost two years ago.
9. Matsuyama missed the cut at the Honda Classic prior to that but he did win the Phoenix Open in February for his second PGA Tour win at age 24.
Good luck to all the PGA golfers and especially the bettors this week at the 2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill!. Jason Kokrak, Kevin Kisner, Zach Johnson – 55 to 1 odds each
Matt Kuchar tied for 11th place last week at the Valspar Championship