2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips
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2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips



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We have your 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational rankings and expert picks, as we do each week of the PGA Tour season.

The Arnold Palmer Invitational is this week, and we have a pretty decent field given it's a lead-in now to The Players (which is a shame since that's a huge tournament). Bay Hill is tricky, particularly on the greens, and the rough that's been grown in recent memory has done some equalizing of the field. Foreign-born players have dominated this event in the last 15 years.

2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Viktor Hovland: Hovland has been consistently great this year, and he was a quad away from winning at Concession (which is a big "what if," but still).

2. Rory McIlroy: Rory continues to put himself into position on Sundays to win, and he keeps backing down. One day soon, he won't.

3. Patrick Reed: Reed has a solid history here, with a pair of top-15 finishes in the last three years. It suits his eye.

4. Paul Casey: Casey has been strong so far this year, although he's played limited golf.

5. Francesco Molinari: Imagine me saying this at the beginning of the year! Molinari is on the path back, and he loves this golf course.

6. Bryson DeChambeau: Bryson is hoping to overpower this place, and if he's to do it, he's going to need more confidence in the driver than he has right now.

7. Jason Kokrak: Kokrak has transformed his putting, at least so far in this season. He's a top-10 putter, and that could be the difference on a course he loves.

8. Matthew Fitzpatrick: I admittedly have a bias against Fitz, but I don't know why. He's playing great, and he loves this golf course.

9. Justin Rose: Rose seems to be getting back to his consistent self.

10. Marc Leishman: Leishman is a past winner here and was runner-up a year ago. He's playing well enough to catch fire this week.

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