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Arnold Palmer Invitational

Bay Hill Club

7th - 10th March 2019

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Arnold Palmer Invitational 2019 Tickets, Golf & Accommodation Experiences

Bay Hill Club, Orlando, Florida

Now played in the memory of one of golf’s favourite players, the tournament consistently features the games greatest names all of whom are looking to showcase their skills in Arnold Palmer's honour.

The importance of having his favourite golf club boast one of the strongest fields on the tour was made apparent when in 2012 he joked: "If (McIlroy) doesn’t come and play Bay Hill, he might have a broken arm and he won’t have to worry about where he’s going to play next."

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About the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Once hosted by one of the game's most revered players and now played in his memory, the Arnold Palmer Invitational is one of the most anticipated events on tour each year. Played right at the start of March, the tournament frequently boasts a star studded lineup and is always fiercely competitive as players look to prepare themselves for the years first major just a month down the line.

The tournament has always featured the game’s biggest names with players such as Lee Trevino, Ernie Els and Arnold Palmer himself winning the tournament prior to the turn of the Millennium. However, since the year 2000 Tiger Woods has dominated this tournament with a record 8 wins to his name and in 2003 Tiger set the record for the largest winning margin when he blew apart the field and won by 11 strokes.

Tournament Statistics

2018 Winner: Rory McIlroy (-18, $1,602,000 Prize Money)
Lowest 72 Hole Score: -23 (Buddy Allin 1973)
Most wins: 8 (Tiger Woods: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013)

Tournament History

Year Champion Country Score Prize Money
2018 Rory McIlroy Northern Ireland Northern Ireland -18 $1,602,000
2017 Marc Leishman Australia Australia -11 $1,566,000
2016 Jason Day Australia Australia -17 $1,134,000
2015 Matt Every USA USA -19 $1,134,000
2014 Matt Every USA USA -13 $1,116,000
2013 Tiger Woods USA USA -13 $1,116,000
2012 Tiger Woods USA USA -13 $1,080,000
2011 Martin Laird Scotland Scotland -8 $1,080,000
2010 Ernie Els South Africa South Africa -11 $1,080,000
2009 Tiger Woods USA USA -5 $1,080,000
2008 Tiger Woods USA USA -10 $1,044,000
2007 Vijay Singh USA Fiji -8 $990,000

About Bay Hill Club

In 1965, 7 time Major winner Arnold Palmer put Bay Hill Golf and Country Club on the map by proclaiming it as "the best course in Florida". He later went onto buy the course in 1974 and within 5 years it made its PGA Tour debut in 1979 as the host of the Florida Citrus Open Invitational.

The course itself can play at over 7,200 yards from the tips and with water hazards in a abundance, the players ability to drive the ball long and straight is truly tested. The newly refurbished clubhouse and facilities make Bay Hill Golf and Country Club make the venue one of the best all round golfing destinations in America.

Course: Bay Hill Club
Par: 72
Yardage: 7,239 Yards
Designed by: Dick Wilson
Opened: 1961

Weather for the Arnold Palmer Invitational
The average temperature in the state of Florida in March is roughly 20 degrees celsius with the mercury reaching 26 celsius at points. Throughout the day the weather is more than warm enough for you get the shorts out and with the winter weather disappearing the evenings aren’t too cold either.

Getting There
Located just 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport which is 11hr 30 minutes from London Heathrow, you can rest easy on your flight knowing that when you land the golf course is only a short drive away.

2019 Arnold Palmer Invitational Dates

Arnold Palmer Invitational Tuesday


Practice Day - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open:
Tue, 05/03/2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Tue, 05/03/2019 6:00 p.m.
Bay Hill Club
Orlando, Florida

Arnold Palmer Invitational Wednesday


Practice Day - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open:
Wed, 06/03/2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Wed, 06/03/2019 6:00 p.m.
Bay Hill Club
Orlando, Florida


Round 1 - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open:
Thu, 07/03/2019 at 7:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Thu, 07/03/2019 6:00 p.m.
Orlando, Florida
£1195 -


Round 2 - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open:
Fri, 08/03/2019 at 7:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Fri, 08/03/2019 6:00 p.m.
Orlando, Florida
£1195 -


Round 3 - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open:
Sat, 09/03/2019 at 7:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Sat, 09/03/2019 6:00 p.m.
Orlando, Florida
£1195 -


Round 4 - exact tee-times of those playing are released on the day
Gates Open:
Sun, 10/03/2019 at 7:00 a.m.
Gates Close (approximately):
Sun, 10/03/2019 6:00 p.m.
Orlando, Florida
£1195 -

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Designed By: Dick Wilson
Par: 72
Opened: 1961

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