Tiger%20Woods%20second%20round%20of%202018%20Valspar%20Championship_1520622588905.jpg.jpg.jpg_11770722_ver1.0_1280_720 5 things to know about the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill

Orlando plays host to the PGA Tour this week as the Arnold Palmer Invitational begins Thursday at Bay Hill Club & Lodge.

Here are some highlights of the tournament, which runs through Sunday.


Tiger Woods, who has won the tournament eight times, hopes to keep his momentum going after a second-place finish last week at the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor. Woods, the former No. 1 golfer in the world, is trying to return to the top of the game after suffering from injuries.

Woods tees off Thursday at 8:23 a.m. from Hole 10. He will play alongside Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama. The trio will tee off at 1:08 p.m. Friday.


The purse for the Arnold Palmer Invitational is $8.9 million, with the winner collecting a hefty $1.6 million. The runner-up will grab more than $961,000 and third place garners $605,200.

The 10th-place finisher will net $240,300.


Marc Leishman shot a score of 11-under par to win the tourney in 2017, his second victory on the PGA Tour.

Leishman took the lead on the 16th green, rolling in a 51-foot eagle putt that propelled him past Rory McIlroy, Charley Hoffman and Kevin Kisner with two holes to play.


The 2018 tournament tees off at 7:35 a.m. on holes 1 and 10. Nick Taylor, Beau Hossler and Satoshi Kodaira begin on Hole 1, and Robert Gamez, Brandon Harkins and Matthew Fitzpatrick start on Hole 10.

Here’s a full list of the tee times and groupings.


To watch the tourney in person, the Arnold Palmer Invitational website lists one-day tickets for $62.

For more information, click here. (Ticket availability not guaranteed.)

Watch News 6 throughout the week for updates.

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