Arnold Palmer Invitational 2024 Golf Odds, Betting Preview And Picks

It’s a big two weeks to tee off March starting with the $20 million Arnold Palmer Invitational 2024 event. I chip-in tournament coverage and golf information you can bet on in my PGA Tour coverage in Forbes.

I also chip-in an early piece on the $25 million PLAYERS Championship next week with player profiles on more than 12 top golfers.

The Arnold Palmer Invitational

Bay Hill Club in Orlando

7,466 yards – Par 72

Arnold Palmer Invitational 2024 Golf Odds

Leading favorites odds below from Circa Sports and subject to change.

Using Data Golf’s course fit tool and favoured skill sets at Bay Hill, you can see that Driving Distance and Approach play are key stats with emphasis on approaches from 150-200+ yards. Last year’s longshot winner Kurt Kitayama led the field in Greens in Regulation and SG: Putting. Water is in play on 9 holes with more than 80 sand bunkers.  Strokes gained stats of interest include:

Key Course Stats

  • SG: Approach (150-200+ yards)
  • SG: Off the Tee
  • SG: Putting (16-23 feet)
  • Driving Distance
  • Par 5 Scoring

Arnold Palmer Invitational 2024

Arnold Palmer Invitational Picks

Fairway’s Favorites: Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland, Sam Burns, Matt Fitzpatrick
Fairway’s Longshots: Tommy Fleetwood, Cameron Young, Jason Day, Keegan Bradley

Nearly identical picks as last year.

Tournament Match-ups: Rory McIlroy (+115) over Scottie Scheffler (DraftKings)
Round 1 Match-up: Tommy Fleetwood (-120) over Max Homa (FanDuel)

Update: Final Round odds and information you can bet on in Forbes.

Last year’s 2023 Arnold Palmer Invitational was a 2-0 tournament matchup sweep with McIlroy (T2) and Hovland (T10) also finishing Top-5 and Top-10. We also posted a Round 1 winner.

Chip-in for additional tournament match-up picks, and email me for added direct picks and updates: [email protected].

Next week it’s another huge event and the biggest purse of the year to date for the $25 million PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Last year we hit our posted tournament matchup winner on Tommy Fleetwood, and we’ll be targeting him again in 2024. In the 2021 Players Championship, we had an outright winner on Justin Thomas (22/1) plus a matchup winner on Thomas.

There may be fewer tournament matchup picks posted in 2024 with coverage across various platforms. I’ll try to add more picks and props and update more coverage as time allows and I dig deeper into strokes gained stats and weekly tournaments. Reach me directly at [email protected] for questions and select picks I bet on beyond what’s posted here.

Next week it’s the Arnold Palmer Invitaitonal at Bay Hill, where we went 2-0 on our tournament matchups picks with both underdogs. Then it’s THE PLAYERS Championship, where we went 1-0 on our 2023 matchup picks at TPC Sawgrass.

Golf Betting Notes and History from FairwayJay

My golf coverage and research includes use and references from sites at Golf Stats along with Fantasy National, and Data Golf. I gain added information and betting news with fantasy golf insight from FanShare Sports and other sites and golf analysts. That includes top golf insider Justin Ray Golf, who contributes to PGA Tour (dot com) and The Athletic with insightful stats. The site GolfStats has also has player performance charts and a player competitor tool plus added stats and previews.

More than a decade ago I was a lead golf handicapper and analyst on a popular sports handicapping radio show out of Las Vegas whose picks were provided to a betting syndicate. I continue my golf coverage in a different format, and provide my experience and intuitive feel for the game and betting acumen to provide golf picks and chip-in added insight with information you can bet on.

This season, I’ll again shoot to add more Round 1 matchup bets. I will limit tournament matchups posted on these pages, but have more available to those bettors that chip-in and wish to correspond with me directly. You can email me at [email protected] for more picks and information you can bet on. Having been a proven performer for decades, I’ve posted picks in 2021 and 2022 on Vegas Sports Zone and tournament match-ups were 41-27.

2022 PGA Tour tournament match-up picks finished 20-12 and concluded with the TOUR Championship.

The 2021 tournament match-ups finished 21-15 following a 17-5 start January through May.

Author: FairwayJay is a leading national sports betting analyst, writer, handicapper and sports betting insider providing insight and information you can bet on for nearly two decades from Las Vegas. He chips in additional sports betting coverage and reporting on industry news and events for leading media and sports betting sites and companies. Follow him on X (Twitter): @FairwayJay