2024 Arnold Palmer Invitational format, cut rules and playoff format
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2024 Arnold Palmer Invitational format, cut rules and playoff format

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The 2024 Arnold Palmer Invitational format remains unchanged this year, with the PGA Tour event played at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Fla.

The 2024 Arnold Palmer Invitational field is 69 players.

The Arnold Palmer Invitational field is made up of a variety of players, namely the players who finished in the top 50 in last season's FedEx Cup standings, as well as those having great 2024 seasons so far.

Arnold Palmer Invitational format

The Arnold Palmer Invitational format is a 72-hole event. The 69 pros are split into twosomes for each of the first two days, although Nick Dunlap is playing by himself in the first two rounds.

The field is divided into morning and afternoon waves for the first two rounds, with players competing in twosomes each day. The same twosomes play together in each of the first two rounds, with all groups playing together in the same window.

A cut is made after 36 holes to the top 50 players and ties, as well as those within 10 shots of the lead. All players who make the field and make the cut are eligible to finish the event.

For the third and fourth rounds, the pairings and tee times are made based on each player's total score through two and three rounds, respectively. Players with the highest total score go first, then in descending order until the two players with the lowest total score in the final group.

The player with the lowest total score after 72 holes is the winner and will earn the 2024 Arnold Palmer Invitational winner's share of the purse.

The winning player will get a two-season PGA Tour exemption. The winner is exempt into other tournaments as well. The winner earns 700 FedEx Cup points.

Arnold Palmer Invitational playoff format

A playoff to settle any ties after 72 holes will be played under PGA Tour rules. The Arnold Palmer Invitational playoff format is a sudden-death format, with playoff holes being 18, 18, 17 and then 18 repeated, played by any qualifying players. The players compete hole-by-hole until a winner is determined by a player scoring the lowest among the remaining players.

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