Fantasy Golf: 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational DraftKings Picks, Preview

Pat Mayo and Mike Leone discuss their favorite Arnold Palmer Invitational DraftKings values and favorite picks for the week. The guys preview the course, debate the best roster construction for the week and explain which players are best suited for DFS cash games and which should be deployed in guaranteed prize pool (GPP) tournaments. Plus, a look at odds versus DraftKings pricing.

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2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational DraftKings Picks: Show Index

1:36 — Tiger
6:32 — $10K+ Players
17:33 — $9K Players
23:45 — $8K Players
35:55 — $7.5K+ Players
46:18 — $7.5K-And-Below Players

2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational Details

Purse: $8.9 million
FedEx Cup points: 500
Defending champ: Marc Leishman
Course: Bay Hill Club & Lodge
Par: 72
Yardage: 7,419
Greens: Bermuda

2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational Key Stats

Strokes Gained: Approach
Birdies or Better Gained
Strokes Gained: Par 5s
Proximity 200+ Yards
Strokes Gained: Ball Striking

Mayo’s Custom Stat POWER RANKINGS from

2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational DraftKings Notes

Field: 120 players
Cut: Top 70 and ties after 36 holes
Lineup lock: Thursday, March 15, at 7:35 a.m. ET
Roster: Six golfers
Salary cap: $50,000

Since this is an invitational tournament, the field size is smaller than a regular PGA Tour event but retains the same cut line rules. With just 120 players in the field, at least 58.3 percent of players will make the cut.

JJ Spaun ($7,200) and Chris Stroud ($6,900) have withdrawn from the tournament, but are still listed in the DraftKings system.

2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational DraftKings Picks

Elite Values

Jason Day $11,800
Rickie Fowler $10,300

High-End Value

Hideki Matsuyama $9,700
Tommy Fleetwood $9,500
Alex Noren $9,200

Second-Level Values

Adam Scott $8,700
Bubba Watson $8,600
Luke List $8,100

Low-End Values

Cameron Smith $7,900
Scott Piercy $7,500
Keegan Bradley $7,300
Kevin Chappell $7,300
Kyle Stanley $7,200

Scrub Values

Bryson DeChambeau $6,900

Projected Popular Golfers

Kevin Chappell
Tiger Woods
Francesco Molinari
Adam Scott
Zach Johnson
Alex Noren

Pivot Players

Rory McIlroy
Patrick Reed
Jimmy Walker
Martin Laird
Graeme McDowell
Charl Schwartzel

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I am a promoter at DraftKings and am also an avid fan and user (my username is ThePME) and may sometimes play on my personal account in the games that I offer advice on. Although I have expressed my personal view on the games and strategies above, they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of DraftKings and I may also deploy different players and strategies than what I recommend above. I am not an employee of DraftKings and do not have access to any non-public information.