Sunday, March 12, 2017

PGA Golf Playing Field for the 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational

The 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from March 16-19, 2017, at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge located in the Orlando suburb of Bay Hill, Florida. Here is a list of the playing field of PGA golfers playing in the 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational.



The playing field for the 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational is limited to 120 players. The field is cut to 70 players plus ties after the second round. Tiger Woods easily holds the record for most wins in the event with eight (2000-03, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013). Tiger Woods was considering playing at Bay Hill to get ready for the 2017 Masters but he never entered the event casting serious doubt on his playing The Masters at  Augusta in 2017.


PGA Golf Playing Field for the 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational 


  • Jason Day (2016 winner of this event)

  • Rory McIlroy

  • Hideki Matsuyama

  • Henrik Stenson

  • Rickie Fowler

  • Alex Noren

  • Justin Rose

  • Danny Willett

  • Paul Casey

  • Bubba Watson

  • Tyrrell Hatton

  • Branden Grace

  • Brandt Snedeker

  • Brooks Koepka

  • Louis Oosthuizen

  • Charl Schwartzel

  • Thomas Pieters

  • Matthew Fitzpatrick

  • Emiliano Grillo

  • Francesco Molinari

  • Tommy Fleetwood

  • Ryan Moore

  • Kevin Chappell

  • Martin Kaymer

  • Zach Johnson

  • Jeunghun Wang

  • Kevin Kisner

  • Kevin Na

  • Byeong Hun An


All those 29 players are ranked in the top 50 in the world.  

Also playing are golf major winners not included above like Keegan Bradley, Stewart Cink, John Daly, Ernie Els (1998, 2010 winner of this event), Lucas Glover, Retief Goosen, Trevor Immelman, Graeme McDowell, Geoff Ogilvy, Webb Simpson and Vijay Singh (2007 winner). Previous winners of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in the playing field not included above include Matt Every (2014, 2015), Martin Laird (2011) and Rod Pampling (2006).

There's also a good mix of well known players with many wins like Ian Poulter, Billy Horschel, Anirban Lahiri, Thorbjorn Olesen and Chris Kirk in the playing field along with promising young players like Ollie Schniederjans and Patrick Rodgers.  

Overall the playing field for the 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational is very good. Twenty-nine of the top 50 golfers in the world are playing this week which is more than enough name power to keep PGA golf fans interested and watching on the Golf Channel and NBC.

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