2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational fantasy golf rankings, betting picks and tips
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2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational fantasy golf rankings, betting picks and tips


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The PGA Tour moves across I-4 over to Orlando and Bay Hill Club and Lodge for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the first since Mr. Palmer passed away last September at the age of 87. Defending champion Jason Day and Rory McIlroy headline the field that also includes Henrik Stenson and a slew of international stars.

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2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Henrik Stenson - Stenson is practically an automatic pick at Bay Hill. Putted lights out on Thursday and Sunday at Valspar, while he cards an awesome record at Mr. Palmer's place.

2. Rory McIlroy - McIlroy looked good, albeit a little rusty, at the WGC-Mexico. He was T-11 in 2015 at Bay Hill, but his game should travel no matter a lack of long-term record.

3. Jason Day - The defending champion has faded from view a little bit early in 2017. Last start was a T-64 at Riviera. He's gotta snap into the season soon.

4. Justin Rose - Remember when Justin Rose putted here with his eyes closed? Yeah, he's not doing that now. Great at Riviera, loves this event.

5. Francesco Molinari - Molinari is the European version of Charles Howell III this year. He's not gonna win, but he's going to put a stud finish. Top-20 machine.

6. Rickie Fowler - The Rickster absolutely loved Arnold Palmer. This could well be an emotional week for him. For a positive? Not sure.

7. Hideki Matsuyama - Matsuyama has come back to Earth a bit the last month or so. Missed the cut at Riviera before a middle-of-the-pack effort in Mexico.

8. Wesley Bryan - I firmly believe Wesley Bryan will win on the PGA Tour in 2017. This week? Probably not, but he has three top-seven finishes in a row after missing four straight cuts earlier in the year.

9. Tyrrell Hatton - I don't know if you've noticed, but Hatton is playing great on American soil. I'd expect that trend to continue.

10. Thomas Pieters - Top-five finishes in his last two PGA Tour starts?! YEAH!

My DraftKings lineup for this week:

  1. Henrik Stenson - $11,500
  2. Francesco Molinari - $8,600
  3. Ryan Moore - $8,200
  4. Kevin Kisner - $7,600
  5. Wesley Bryan - $7,100
  6. Graham DeLaet - $6,800

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