Arnold Palmer Invitational Betting Offers

Defending champion Tiger Woods returns to the scene of his first win, two-and-a half-years after ex-wife Elin Nordegren showed him how to swing a golf club.

With Woods now dating world champion skier and Nordegren prototype Lindsay Vonn, the World No 2 is looking for his eighth Arnold Palmer Invitational title in 13 years.

Victory in the $6.2m event would see him leapfrog the absent Rory McIlroy to top spot in the Official World Golf Rankings, in a tournament where Paddy Power are offering ¼ the odds the first six places. Paddy are also offering Money-Back in running if your player birdies the 18th on Sunday.

This isn’t going to be an easy ride for Tiger as Brandt Snedeker returns after a month off with bruised ribs, after starting the year hotter than Mila Kunis. Snedeker is the leading money winner on the US Tour while last year’s runner-up Graeme McDowell also has his game in good shape.

Sergio Garcia was tied third behind Woods in the Cadillac Championship two weeks ago and has five top 10 finishes in 11 years at Bay Hill. Garcia and 2012 Masters winner Bubba Watson boom it off the tee, while G Mac’s driving accuracy is a major plus on a course that boasts more than 100 bunkers

Betting Offers

Paddy Power: Paying out to 6 places for the Arnold Palmer Invitational from Bay Hill.

The Six Places Special is only valid until the first ball is struck, so get those picks in now!

Place a Bet Online’s Pick

Tiger Woods is in great form but at 3/1 doesn’t represent great value. Justin Rose is our pick of the week after a solid performance throughout 2013 so far and he’s currently 18/1 to win the tournament outright; which is definitely worth an each way bet. Keegan Bradley is 28/1 and although unlikely to finish in top spot he is also good for an E/W bet, we’re having £10 or both.