Sport 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational tee times, viewer's guide
For those of you wondering where Johnny Miller is, don't fret, he'll be back soon
<p>It was like old times on Saturday as golf fans flocked to their couches to watch weekend coverage of Tiger Woods. But as much as the 14-time major champ provided flashbacks of his old form, there was something missing. Someone, to be exact.</p>Johnny Miller was not in the 18th tower for NBC Sports, his chair alongside Dan Hicks being filled instead by Gary Koch. So there was no "chunk-and-run" talk for Woods' chip in on No. 9 and no talk about "green-light specials" as Tiger attacked Innisbrook's par 5s. Too bad.
The PGA Tour makes its second-to-last stop of the season in Florida this week for the Arnold Palmer Invitational, held at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando. Tiger Woods is back in action for a second straight week, making his first start at Bay Hill since 2013, when he won the event for a remarkable eighth time. The combination of that past history and a strong showing at the Valspar Championship has made.
To do it, he'll have to take down one of the stronger fields this season, featuring 10 of the top 20 players in the world, including fellow countrymen Jason Day and Marc Leishman, the last two winners at Bay Hill. It's difficult to think of either player as a "darkhorse", but with all the attention on Woods, the Aussie duo cannot be ignored this week. In five starts this year, Day has a victory at Torrey Pines, a T-2 at Pebble Beach and a pair T-11s at the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges and the WGC-HSBC Champions. As for Leishman, he's made seven of his eight cuts, including a solo second at the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges and a T-8 at Torrey Pines.
Vegas makes Tiger Woods an overwhelming favorite to win at Bay Hill this week
Vegas makes Tiger Woods an overwhelming favorite to win at Bay Hill this weekTiger Woods will tee it up this week in the comfortable confines of Bay Hill, a course where he's won eight times. But he'll also be in a familiar position in Vegas: at the top of the betting board.
Also in the field this week is Rory McIlroy, whose struggles on the PGA Tour have carried over into 2018 despite a strong start to his European Tour campaign. Perhaps this could be the week he gets back on the right track. In his three starts at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, McIlroy has finished T-11, T-27 and T-4.
The Golf Channel will carry live coverage on Thursday and Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST. On Saturday and Sunday the Golf Channel will provide coverage from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. NBC will take over at 3 p.m. on the weekend.
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Need help filling out your fantasy lineup for the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational? The Golf Digest Fantasy Fix podcast covers the players you need to employ this week at Bay Hill:
Tiger Tracker: Tiger Woods Arnold Palmer Invitational Round 1, shot by shot
An opening-round live blog of Tiger Woods at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, looking at his Thursday shot by shot.We are tracking Woods' opening round shot by shot.
No. 1 Tee
7:35 a.m. -- Nick Taylor, Beau Hossler, Satoshi Kodaira
7:47 a.m. -- Hunter Mahan, Sung Kang, Sam Saunders
7:59 a.m. -- Kevin Streelman, John Huh, Whee Kim
8:11 a.m. -- Ted Potter, Jr., Kyle Stanley, Padraig Harrington
8:23 a.m. -- Mackenzie Hughes, Jimmy Walker, William McGirt
8:35 a.m. -- Patton Kizzire, Kevin Kisner, Brian Gay
8:47 a.m. -- Grayson Murray, Brian Stuard, Vaughn Taylor
8:59 a.m. -- Ryan Moore, Charley Hoffman, Shane Lowry
9:11 a.m. -- Chesson Hadley, Martin Laird, Sean O'Hair
9:23 a.m. -- Jason Kokrak, Anirban Lahiri, Tom Hoge
12:20 p.m. -- Keegan Bradley, Francesco Molinari, Kevin Tway
12:32 p.m. -- Kevin Na, Martin Piller, Yuta Ikeda
12:44 p.m. -- Camilo Villegas, Louis Ossthuizen, Jamie Lovemark
12:56 p.m. -- Henrik Stenson, Adam Scott, Tommy Fleetwood
1:08 p.m. -- Marc Leishman, Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy
1:20 p.m. -- Charl Schwartzel, Emiliano Grillo, Ernie Els
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1:32 p.m. -- Austin Cook, Hudson Swafford, Danny Willett
1:44 p.m. -- Brian Harman, Davis Love III, Tyrrell Hatton
1:56 p.m. -- Scott Brown, Bud Cauley, Peter Uihlein
2:08 p.m. -- Aaron Wise, Sam Horsfield, Doc Redman
No. 10 Tee
7:35 a.m. -- Robert Gamez, Brandon Harkins, Matthew Fitzpatrick
7:47 a.m. -- Danny Lee, Alex Cejka, Tyrone Van Aswegen
7:59 a.m. -- Scott Piercy, Ian Poulter, HaoTong Li
8:11 a.m. -- Bubba Watson, Justin Rose, Patrick Reed
8:23 a.m. -- Jason Day, Hideki Matsuyama, Tiger Woods
8:35 a.m. -- Brandt Snedeker, Graeme McDowell, Zach Johnson
8:47 a.m. -- Ryan Armour, Si Woo Kim, Cameron Smith
8:59 a.m. -- Russell Knox, Billy Hurley III, Alex Noren
9:11 a.m. -- Ben Martin, Patrick Rodgers, Byeong Hun An
9:23 a.m. -- Donny Lee, Curtis Luck, A.J. McInerney
12:20 p.m. -- Paul Goydos, C.T. Pan, Kiradech Aphibarnrat
12:32 p.m. -- Robert Streb, Scott Stallings, Tim Herron
12:44 p.m. -- Harris English, Stuart Appleby, Ollie Schniederjans
12:56 p.m. -- James Hahn, Smylie Kaufman, Chris Kirk
1:08 p.m. -- D.A. Points, Matt Every, Charles Howell III
1:20 p.m. -- Bryson DeChambeau, Luke Donald, Vijay Singh
1:32 p.m. -- Billy Horschel, Cody Gribble, Sangmoon Bae
Tiger Woods fires 4-under 68 to sit 1 off lead early at Bay Hill
ORLANDO - The Tiger Woods Comeback Tour continues to roll along with no hitches. Tiger Woods got going early Thursday and recovered from a double bogey in the middle of his round to fire an opening 4-under 68 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. That was good enough to finish one off the lead through the morning wave of Round 1 at Bay Hill.RELATED: Bay Hill Invitational scoresIn fact, Woods would be in a share of the top spot had Jimmy Walker not holed out for eagle at the par-4 18th to close out a 5-under 67.
1:44 p.m. -- Kevin Chappell David Lingmerth, Stewart Cink
1:56 p.m. -- J.B. Holmes, Lucas Glover, Luke List
2:08 p.m. -- Talor Gooch, Sam Burns, Collin Morikawa
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It’s been an incredible golf season already and it’s only mid-March. Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational was the most exhilarating day on the PGA Tour this year. Rory McIlroy torched Bay Hill to the ground for his first win in 18 months. Tiger Woods looked like the Tiger of old, putting fear in the rest of the leaderboard and executing shots with a strut we haven’t seen in years. There was so much to process. But we can’t overlook one of the spiciest moments that came out of the round. Late Sunday night, a heroic citizen journalist posted video of Patrick Reed in a contretemps with a PGA Tour rules official.
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