The Arnold Palmer Invitational begins Thursday, March 16th at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando, Florida. This will be the first year the tournament is held without The King, who passed away in September. See below for this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational fantasy golf rankings, along with One and Done fantasy options.
Valspar Championship finishes
Adam Hadwin picked up his first PGA Tour victory on Sunday by winning the Valspar Championship. Hadwin had a strong lead after 54 holes and was able to hold on for the win, which has earned him a spot at playing in this year’s Masters Tournament.
15 out of our Top 20 Overall ranked players made the cut at Valspar. Here are notable finishes from our top 20 fantasy golf rankings:
Rank Player Finish
3 K. Stanley T27
4 L. Glover T18
5 R. Henley T9
8 C. Reavie T27
11 L. List T27
12 A. Hadwin 1 (Won)
15 T. Finau 5
18 J. Huh T9
19 R. Moore T18
20 J. Dufner T11
Arnold Palmer Invitational Breakdown
Jason Day looks to defend his title this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The par 72 course totaling 7,353 yards requires above average iron play for golfers to be successful. Key statistics this week include: Tee to Green, Approach, Around the Green, and Birdie or Better rankings. The API is typically one of the lowest scoring tournaments of the Tour’s Florida Swing. Four out of the top five golfers in the world will be playing the event and I expect each of these top players to put up low numbers this week.
Arnold Palmer Invitational: DFS Fantasy Golf Rankings
Below are the Arnold Palmer Invitational fantasy golf rankings provided by PAS contributor and statistician, Taylor. The rankings are derived from twenty different year-to-date player statistics. The top seven weighted stats for this event can be found at the bottom. Player salaries are based off of DraftKings.com.
**Disclaimer: PGATour.com is used as source for all player statistics. Stats are extracted on Mondays of tournament week and calculated for rankings by our statistical expert. If there happens to be a numerical error, blame them not us. Also, European Tour statistics are NOT included in the rankings calculations.
Arnold Palmer Invitational Fantasy Golf Rankings
The seven weighted player statistics for the Arnold Palmer Invitational include:
-SG: Tee to Green = 14.3%
-SG: Approach = 14.3%
-Scrambling = 14.3%
-SG: Around the Green = 14.3%
-Birdie or Better = 14.3%
-Par 5 Rank = 14.3%
-Proximity Approach > 200 yards = 14.3%
Arnold Palmer Invitational: One and Done Picks
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Brandt Snedeker (T4) = $345,600
Genesis Open: Dustin Johnson (1) = $1,260,000
The Honda Classic: Adam Scott (T14) = 102,400
WGC-Mexico Championship: Bill Haas (T32) = $70,500
Valspar Championship: Charles Howell III (T49) = $15,918
Year to Date earnings = $1,794,418
My top 3 “One and Done” options for the API: Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, and Francesco Molinari