All you need to know about the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Tyrrell Hatton of England (above) was the fifth consecutive international winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, following Jason Day (2016) and Marc Leishman (2017) of Australia, Rory McIlroy (2018) of Northern Ireland and Francesco Molinari (2019) of Italy.
Hatton was the first player to win a tournament with two-over-par rounds on the weekend since Geoff Ogilvy at the 2006 U.S. Open.
Leishman finished second to add to prior finishes at Bay Hill of first (2017) and third (2011).
HOW TYRRELL HATTON WON
England’s Tyrrell Hatton recovered from a double bogey on the 11th hole with seven straight pars down the stretch to shoot a 74 on a day of tough conditions and win by one stroke over Marc Leishman. Hatton was tied for the halfway lead after opening with 68-69 and moved ahead by himself through 54 holes with a 73 as scores soared in the third round.
Hatton ranked second in Strokes Gained: Approach the Green with 1.817 per round.
Hatton led the field in Par 3 Scoring average at 2.88.
“I managed to keep my head, though I did get a little— Tyrrell Hatton
Location & Course Information
Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge
Originally designed by Dick Wilson and Joe Lee in 1961, Bay Hill was substantially redesigned by Arnold Palmer over the years to modernize the challenge for today’s top players. Yardage: 7,454; par 72
Notable Course Features
The closing hole at Bay Hill has been known for producing dramatic moments. The 458-yard par 4 requires a second shot to a narrow kidney-shaped green that wraps around a lake. While a difficult hole, it has seen such heroics as Robert Gamez holing out for an eagle to win in 1990 and Tiger Woods three times making birdie to win by one stroke.
Tyrrell Hatton, England
Field: 120 players
Format: 72 holes stroke play
Purse: $9.3 million
500 to the winner
Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation is the host organization of the tournament. The foundation includes the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies and provides financial support to various institutions and organizations.