Position in the World Amateur Golf Ranking of Collin Morikawa, who received the third annual Arnold Palmer Cup exemption into this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla. Morikawa, 21, a junior All-American at the University of California, is No. 2 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings. He will be paired with Talor Gooch and Sam Burns in the final tee time, at 2:08 p.m. Thursday on No. 10 (tee times).
Odds for Tiger Woods, the favorite, to win this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Fla., according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Jason Day and Rickie Fowler were the co-No. 2 choices, at 12-1. Woods, an eight-time winner at Bay Hill, finished co-runner-up on Sunday in the Valspar Championship, but he hasn’t won a PGA Tour event in 4½ years. He will be paired with Day and Hideki Matsuyama at 8:23 a.m. Thursday on No. 10 (tee times).
Number of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking who were entered in this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Fla., the finale in the PGA Tour’s three-event Florida Swing (tee times). However, none of the top four – Americans Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas, Spain’s Jon Rahm and American Jordan Spieth, in order – will be playing. No. 5 Justin Rose of England was the highest-ranked player entered in the API.
Percentage of respondents to a Morning Read social-media poll who answered “Yes” to the question, “Should Tiger Woods, who was named Tuesday as U.S. captain for the 2019 Presidents Cup, pick himself to play for the Americans?” Twenty percent answered “No,” and 27 percent said that he should play only if he were to make the team on points.