Three sleeper picks to win the 2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational, including Tommy Fleetwood at 80/1
As the Florida swing continues, the PGA Tour heads to Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the third designated event in four weeks.
World No. 1 Jon Rahm leads a stacked field that includes 23 of the top 25 players in the Official World Golf Ranking. Scottie Scheffler looks to defend his title at Bay Hill and is searching for his second win of 2023.
Rory McIlroy has become a horse at The King’s place, finishing 13th or better in seven of eight appearances.
Recent history says a star will win this weekend, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a look at three sleepers with a chance to pull an upset.
Arnold Palmer Invitational: Odds, expert picks to win
Keith Mitchell (+5500)
Keith Mitchell hits from the fourth hole tee during the third round of The Genesis Invitational golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Keith Mitchell has grabbed two top fives in his last three starts. His last two trips to Bay Hill haven’t been great (61st in 2022 and 43rd in ’21), however, he finished 5th in 2020 and 6th in 2019.
Keegan Bradley (+7500)
Keegan Bradley looks on during the final round of the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego. (Photo: Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via AP Images)
Since a second-place finish at the Farmers Insurance Open, Keegan Bradley has tied for 20th at the WM Phoenix Open and missed the weekend at Riviera thanks to an opening-round 75.
Bradley was runner-up at Bay Hill in 2014 and third in 2013. More recently, he finished 10th in 2021 and 11th last season.
Tommy Fleetwood (+8000)
Tommy Fleetwood of England looks on from the fourth hole during the second round of the WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on February 10, 2023 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
After missing the cut at the WM Phoenix Open, Tommy Fleetwood tied for 20th at the Genesis Invitational in his last start.
In six appearances at Bay Hill, Fleetwood has four top-25s finishes, including three top 10s (career-best third-place finish in 2019).