PGA DFS First Look: Arnold Palmer Invitational

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The First Look is complete with a course preview, odds, salaries, and course history for this week’s PGA Tour event.

Cut Rule:

  • Top 65 and ties

Key Statistics (In Order of Importance)

  • Strokes Gained Approach
  • Strokes Gained Off the Tee
  • Birdie or Better Percentage
  • Strokes Gained Putting (Emphasis on Bermuda)
  • Proximity from 200+ yards

Hole Yardage Specialists

  • Tyrrell Hatton
  • Patrick Reed
  • Will Zalatoris
  • Bryson DeChambeau
  • Sam Burns

Salaries, Odds, and Course History (2016-2020)

Golfer Odds DK FD YH DK % +/- FD % +/- YH % +/- Cuts 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Corey Conners 95 $7,300 $9,100 $27 6% -6% 11% 0/2 72 97 500 500 500
Zach Johnson 119 $6,900 $8,300 $25 0% 5% -15% 5/5 32 40 26 66 5
Cameron Tringale 64 $7,700 $9,500 $28 17% 8% 46% 1/1 500 500 500 500 27
Harris English 51 $8,300 $9,800 $46 -10% -5% -86% 3/5 9 68 22 111 77
Will Zalatoris 42 $8,600 $10,000 $34 -6% 0% -29% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Rory Sabbatini 171 $6,300 $7,500 $25 13% 14% -41% 2/2 47 500 500 500 60
Jason Kokrak 43 $8,100 $9,800 $31 11% 5% 26% 4/5 18 10 88 56 20
Erik Van Rooyen 133 $6,900 $8,200 $24 -14% -3% -14% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Adam Long 185 $6,400 $7,600 $28 -5% 0% -60% 2/2 24 10 500 500 500
Sepp Straka 191 $6,400 $7,600 $20 -7% -2% -20% 0/1 93 500 500 500 500
Matthew NeSmith 122 $6,900 $8,500 $21 -4% -11% 18% 0/1 72 500 500 500 500
Tyrrell Hatton 16 $10,000 $11,500 $45 25% 25% 50% 4/4 1 29 69 4 500
Christiaan Bezuidenhout 71 $7,500 $9,400 $29 14% 0% 4% 1/1 18 500 500 500 500
Shane Lowry 92 $7,600 $9,100 $25 -14% -3% 34% 0/2 500 97 88 500 500
Matt Jones 98 $7,400 $9,000 $22 -13% -10% 58% 1/2 47 500 500 500 77
Sebastian Munoz 122 $6,700 $8,500 $28 14% -11% -39% 0/1 83 500 500 500 500
Paul Casey 25 $9,100 $11,000 $38 38% 0% 13% 2/2 500 500 500 41 9
Russell Knox 135 $6,700 $8,100 $20 0% 2% 9% 1/2 83 500 73 500 500
Louis Oosthuizen 33 $8,800 $10,600 $34 8% -15% -8% 1/3 500 91 107 28 500
Sam Burns 43 $8,400 $9,900 $29 0% 0% 61% 3/3 36 54 49 500 500
Lanto Griffin 80 $7,700 $9,300 $30 -7% 0% -7% 1/1 36 500 500 500 500
Cameron Davis 68 $7,900 $9,600 $25 -11% -11% 74% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Matthew Fitzpatrick 23 $9,800 $11,100 $34 -14% 0% 71% 4/5 9 2 88 13 27
Ian Poulter 99 $7,300 $8,700 $31 -7% 10% -41% 5/5 32 23 41 41 46
Kyle Stanley 149 $6,500 $8,000 $20 5% -4% -3% 2/3 500 71 14 17 500
Justin Rose 60 $7,800 $9,700 $34 13% -4% -48% 4/5 93 63 3 13 9
Emiliano Grillo 97 $7,400 $8,900 $21 -10% 0% 72% 3/4 500 500 26 7 17
Byeong Hun An 110 $7,100 $8,900 $29 -10% -24% -43% 5/5 56 10 14 49 36
Dylan Frittelli 149 $6,500 $8,000 $26 1% -8% -42% 1/1 18 500 500 500 500
Wyndham Clark 107 $7,000 $8,900 $21 9% -15% 46% 1/1 68 500 500 500 500
Kevin Kisner 68 $8,000 $9,500 $33 -15% 0% -27% 2/5 109 23 107 2 95
Tom Hoge 166 $6,500 $7,900 $20 -3% -6% -10% 2/2 15 500 26 500 500
Sungjae Im 20 $9,700 $11,300 $46 17% 0% -50% 2/2 3 3 500 500 500
Rickie Fowler 66 $7,800 $9,600 $32 4% -4% -16% 4/4 18 40 14 12 500
Talor Gooch 77 $7,900 $9,400 $26 -17% -3% 52% 2/2 13 500 26 500 500
Brendon Todd 95 $7,300 $9,000 $32 6% 0% -42% 1/2 18 500 500 500 113
Doc Redman 185 $6,400 $7,700 $26 -5% -5% -49% 2/2 62 500 71 500 500
Brendan Steele 113 $6,900 $8,400 $27 6% 4% -23% 2/3 72 17 500 500 46
Rory McIlroy 8 $11,500 $12,300 $47 0% 0% 100% 5/5 5 6 1 4 27
Harold Varner 144 $6,800 $8,100 $24 -10% -1% -18% 2/4 36 107 500 34 95
Matt Wallace 108 $6,900 $8,600 $23 15% 0% 27% 2/2 24 6 500 500 500
Patrick Reed 19 $10,200 $11,600 $42 -20% -20% 40% 3/3 15 50 7 500 500
Henrik Norlander 114 $7,200 $8,600 $24 -22% -11% 2% 0/1 93 500 500 500 500
Chris Kirk 104 $7,000 $8,700 $24 14% 2% 25% 3/4 500 15 13 98 12
Max Homa 47 $8,500 $9,900 $34 -15% -10% -40% 1/1 24 500 500 500 500
Si Woo Kim 87 $7,500 $9,300 $32 -3% -9% -36% 2/5 99 103 112 49 63
Charles Howell 150 $6,600 $7,900 $23 -8% -4% -21% 4/5 99 15 14 56 46
Hideki Matsuyama 26 $9,400 $10,900 $42 -11% 0% -22% 5/5 56 33 49 45 6
John Huh 146 $6,600 $8,000 $20 3% 1% 3% 3/3 500 500 26 66 68
Viktor Hovland 11 $10,600 $11,900 $46 50% 0% 50% 2/2 42 40 500 500 500
Keegan Bradley 121 $7,000 $8,400 $20 -11% -4% 27% 5/5 42 46 26 34 36
Bernd Wiesberger 142 $6,800 $8,100 $27 -9% 0% -39% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Charley Hoffman 88 $7,600 $9,200 $22 -12% -6% 85% 3/4 13 71 14 2 500
JT Poston 104 $7,000 $8,600 $25 16% 12% 9% 1/2 117 66 500 500 500
Cameron Percy 160 $6,500 $7,700 $20 -1% 6% -9% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Joel Dahmen 132 $6,800 $8,200 $25 -3% 0% -24% 1/2 5 103 500 500 500
Denny McCarthy 297 $6,200 $7,200 $20 -8% -3% -33% 0/1 99 500 500 500 500
Mark Hubbard 269 $6,200 $7,200 $20 -4% 2% -30% 0/2 109 500 500 500 108
Bryson DeChambeau 12 $11,000 $11,800 $48 -33% 0% -67% 4/4 4 46 2 500 27
Peter Malnati 175 $6,500 $7,800 $20 -8% -7% -15% 0/1 500 500 500 500 113
Aaron Wise 146 $6,700 $8,200 $20 -4% -9% 4% 2/2 500 40 41 500 500
Chez Reavie 149 $6,700 $8,000 $27 -12% -5% -46% 1/2 500 500 500 75 60
Tommy Fleetwood 39 $9,000 $10,200 $37 -20% 0% -33% 3/4 105 3 26 10 500
Lucas Glover 172 $6,600 $7,700 $20 -13% 1% -13% 4/5 105 10 49 7 27
Adam Hadwin 87 $7,400 $9,200 $29 9% 0% -9% 3/3 500 33 500 6 36
Kevin Na 52 $8,000 $9,700 $33 0% 0% -14% 2/4 36 71 36 75 500
Billy Horschel 35 $8,900 $10,400 $34 -7% -7% -14% 5/5 36 50 54 13 20
Alexander Noren 109 $7,300 $8,700 $24 -22% -8% 12% 2/3 93 500 36 49 500
Steve Stricker 174 $6,400 $7,700 $20 0% 0% -14% 2/2 42 58 500 500 500
Patton Kizzire 129 $6,800 $8,200 $20 -2% 2% 16% 0/2 500 500 88 93 500
Doug Ghim 148 $6,600 $7,900 $20 -1% 3% -1% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Charl Schwartzel 171 $6,300 $7,800 $20 13% -3% -11% 1/3 99 500 98 45 500
Bo Hoag 246 $6,200 $7,300 $20 0% 2% -27% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Anirban Lahiri 321 $6,100 $7,000 $20 -5% 0% -36% 2/4 72 69 75 98 500
Brian Stuard 274 $6,200 $7,300 $20 -5% -3% -30% 1/3 93 500 36 93 500
Francesco Molinari 31 $8,700 $10,300 $28 36% 27% 218% 4/4 500 1 26 7 9
Henrik Stenson 122 $7,000 $8,400 $25 -15% -8% -20% 3/5 83 17 4 85 3
Jason Day 32 $9,200 $10,500 $36 -17% 0% -8% 3/5 500 500 22 23 1
Robert Macintyre 105 $7,100 $8,800 $31 2% -7% -47% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Luke List 96 $7,200 $9,000 $20 11% -5% 87% 3/3 500 10 7 17 500
Lee Westwood 110 $7,200 $8,500 $31 -16% 2% -52% 0/1 72 500 500 500 500
Maverick McNealy 102 $7,100 $8,800 $25 10% 0% 12% 1/2 72 500 500 500 46
Andrew Putnam 113 $7,100 $8,400 $20 -12% 4% 37% 0/1 83 500 500 500 500
Nick Taylor 149 $6,600 $7,900 $22 -4% 0% -15% 1/2 56 500 79 500 500
Richy Werenski 241 $6,100 $7,400 $20 11% 0% -25% 0/1 500 107 500 500 500
C.T. Pan 232 $6,200 $7,500 $20 3% -3% -24% 2/4 109 71 41 56 500
Brandt Snedeker 212 $6,400 $7,500 $22 -11% -2% -32% 3/4 500 50 98 28 36
Martin Laird 197 $6,400 $7,600 $24 -9% -4% -40% 3/4 500 91 26 49 43
Tyler Duncan 318 $6,000 $7,100 $20 4% -3% -35% 0/2 93 500 79 500 500
Austin Cook 275 $6,300 $7,200 $20 -13% 0% -31% 1/2 500 71 36 500 500
Jordan Spieth 28 $9,300 $10,800 $34 -10% 0% 20% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Danny Lee 244 $6,100 $7,400 $20 9% -1% -26% 2/5 5 85 98 17 95
Marc Leishman 41 $8,200 $10,100 $29 25% 0% 81% 5/5 2 23 7 1 17
Cameron Champ 147 $6,600 $8,300 $28 1% -17% -50% 0/2 72 107 500 500 500
Patrick Rodgers 148 $6,800 $8,100 $20 -15% -7% 0% 4/5 24 46 7 118 20
Kramer Hickok 266 $6,000 $7,100 $20 14% 7% -29% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Kristoffer Ventura 291 $6,200 $7,300 $20 -8% -6% -32% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Victor Perez 107 $7,200 $8,800 $29 -11% -11% -38% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Danny Willett 132 $6,700 $8,300 $21 5% -6% 8% 1/3 18 103 500 500 500
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 176 $6,300 $7,800 $20 6% -8% -16% 1/1 42 500 500 500 500
Will Gordon 196 $6,500 $7,500 $20 -14% 1% -21% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Jason Dufner 281 $6,200 $7,200 $20 -7% -1% -32% 0/1 500 103 500 500 500
Robby Shelton 247 $6,300 $7,400 $20 -8% -3% -28% 1/2 56 500 500 105 500
Branden Grace 80 $7,500 $7,800 $20 3% 152% 129% 0/1 500 500 500 93 500
Camilo Villegas 441 $6,000 $7,000 $20 0% -3% -38% 1/3 500 500 112 85 55
Keith Mitchell 129 $6,700 $8,300 $20 8% -3% 18% 2/2 5 6 500 500 500
Padraig Harrington 304 $6,000 $7,100 $20 7% 0% -34% 0/2 109 500 79 500 500
Hudson Swafford 247 $6,300 $7,400 $20 -8% -3% -28% 4/4 500 29 75 10 36
Jim Herman 450 $6,100 $7,000 $20 -9% -3% -38% 2/3 72 500 500 45 63
Graeme McDowell 176 $6,400 $7,800 $20 -2% -8% -16% 4/5 32 54 22 28 95
Jazz Janewattananond 309 $6,100 $7,300 $20 -4% -9% -35% 0/1 120 500 500 500 500
Tyler McCumber 379 $6,100 $7,100 $20 -6% -4% -37% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Brian Gay 306 $6,200 $7,000 $20 -10% 3% -34% 2/3 62 85 22 500 500
Robert Streb 465 $6,000 $7,000 $20 -2% -4% -39% 0/3 500 97 79 500 95
Sung Kang 209 $6,300 $7,600 $20 -2% -5% -23% 3/4 9 6 58 500 116
John Augenstein 521 $6,100 $7,000 $20 -11% -6% -40% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Matt Every 424 $6,100 $7,000 $20 -7% -2% -37% 1/5 72 119 107 62 77
Matthias Schmid 485 $6,100 $7,000 $20 -10% -5% -39% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Paul Goydos 1309 $6,000 $7,000 -6% -8% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500
Tim Herron 1162 $6,000 $7,000 $20 -4% -7% -40% 2/4 500 69 88 62 113
Rod Perry 1471 $6,000 $7,000 $20 -7% -9% -42% 1/2 62 118 500 500 500
Robert Gamez 2000 $6,000 $7,000 $20 -7% -10% -42% 0/5 121 122 117 120 118
Kamaiu Johnson 1234 $6,000 $20 -5% -41% 0/0 500 500 500 500 500

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