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World’s Best Battle at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Rahm to Solidify Top Ranking

After seeing some moderate players in action last week, it’s good to see the world’s best back on the links at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffer all have a chance of taking the top ranking, so we can’t wait to see what happens.

Jon Rahm of Spain celebrates with the trophy after putting in to win The Genesis Invitational on February 19, 2023
Jon Rahm of Spain celebrates with the trophy after putting in to win The Genesis Invitational on February 19, 2023 | Michael owens/getty images/afp

Golf betting markets have Rahm favored at +600 and McIlroy at +900.

 Let’s check the latest Golf news, stats, injury reports, and Golf lines for Arnold Palmer Invitational. We’ve got plenty of Golf picks for you to consider.

Surging Spaniard Eyes Fourth Win

Rahm has already won three times in 2023 and it’s only a matter of time before he wins another.

Scoring three wins before March is rare territory and the 28-year-old has already surpassed his previous best of two wins in a calendar year.

Fatherhood has agreed with Rahm, who won the Sentry Tournament of Champions, The American Express and the Genesis Invitational.

The Genesis win was his 10th on the PGA Tour, which is one more than countryman and golfing legend Seve Ballesteros.

“Beating Seve, I know he didn’t play full time on the PGA Tour and I know five of those wins are majors, but still, to reach that milestone of double-digit wins is pretty incredible. And to do it at a golf course with this legacy, this history and hosted by the man himself, Tiger Woods, it’s a true honor,” Rahm said.

He now eyes another big win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and it would take a brave bettor to leave him out at +600.

Bettors aren’t getting the best golf odds, but he’s clearly the best player in the world and his golf this week should reflect that.

  • Pick: Jon Rahm +600

Homa Proving His Worth

Max Homa has proven that he can hang with the best players in the world, and his performance at the Genesis Invitational was classy.

The 32-year-old American finished two strokes behind Rahm at Riviera, and although he never looked like he could win on the back nine, it was a commendable performance.

He has risen the ranks quickly with six wins in four years, starting with the Wells Fargo Championship in 2019 and ending with a Farmers Insurance Open win in January.

His Farmers Insurance Open win was tidy when beating the likes of Collin Morikawa and Keegan Bradley. Something close to that this week could be enough to see him capture his seventh PGA Tour title.

The sportsbook is giving him plenty of respect at +1600, and although we would have liked around +2000, he’s worth including in selections.

  • Pick: Max Homa +1600

Stay Patient with Young

Adopting the chase theory isn’t always the best betting strategy, but we are confident that betting on Cameron Young every week will pay dividends.

He has been threatening to win for over a year, and with top finishes at the majors, bettors know he has the class to win.

The 25-year-old finished T20 at the Genesis two weeks ago, and although that was a touch disappointing, he clearly has the game to turn it around.

There aren’t many non-PGA Tour winners with a second-place finish in the 2022 Open Championship and T3 at the PGA Championship on their record. Young has almost won a major, so it’s a matter of time before he wins a regular PGA Tour tournament.

The best thing about Young is that bettors get value odds. He’s paying +4000 to win, which means you can bet on him every week and eventually turn a profit.

The Arnold Palmer Invitational could be when he showcases his best golf.

  • Pick: Cameron Young +4000

Fowler Gaining Confidence

It has been since 2019 since Rickie Fowler won on the PGA Tour, and although he had a crisis of confidence at one point, he has rebounded well.

When he burst onto the scene in 2012 when beating Rory McIlroy in the Wells Fargo, Fowler had the world at his feet. Three years later he won The Players, which is considered the unofficial fifth major.

Even though his career, and his swing, took a dive between 2019-2022, his 2023 form has been solid enough to consider.

He finished T10 at the Genesis, T10 at the Phoenix Open, and T11 at the Farmers Insurance Open.

We wouldn’t be leaving him out of our golf picks, and we would love to see him get back in the winners’ circle.

  • Pick: Rickie Fowler +7000

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