Arnold Palmer Invitational | Recap
ORLANDO - Scottie Scheffler won the Arnold Palmer Invitational by one stroke, earning his second PGA Tour title 21 days after his first victory (Phoenix). Scheffler’s last three starts on Tour: Won/WM Phoenix Open, T-7/The Genesis Invitational, Won/Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard.
Scheffler’s 72-hole total of only 5-under is the highest by a winner on Tour since the 2020 BMW Championship (Jon Rahm, -4). With his second win of the season, Scheffler moves to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings for the first time in his career.
Third-round co-leader Billy Horschel (T-2) at (-4) earned his eighth career runner-up on Tour and first since the 2021 World Golf Championships-Workday Championship at The Concession (Viktor Hovland also T-2). Horschel fell to 2-for-4 with the 54-hole lead/co-lead on the circuit.
Second-round leader Viktor Hovland (T-2) at 9-4) earned his third career runner-up on Tour and first since the 2021 World Golf Championships-Workday Championship (Horschel also T-2). Hovland fell to 1-for-3 with the 36-hole lead/co-lead in individual stroke-play PGA Tour events.
First-round leader Rory McIlroy (+1) finished T-13, snapping a streak of five consecutive Top-10s at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
API | Final Leaderboard
Scottie Scheffler 70-73-68-72—283 (-5)
Tyrrell Hatton 69-68-78-69—284 (-4)
Viktor Hovland 69-66-75-74—284 (-4)
Billy Horschel 67-71-71-75—284 (-4)
Gary Woodland 70-72-70-73—285 (-3)
Chris Kirk 69-76-68-72—285 (-3)
Final Leaderboard: (link)
Puerto Rico Open Final Leaderboard (link)
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What They’re Saying:
Scottie Scheffler Hangs On at API (Golf Digest)
Scheffler Handles Bay Hill Test (PGATourCom)
Brehm Defies the Odds in Puerto Rico (Golf Week/USA Today)
Golf Industry and Sporting Goods News:
Winner’s Bag: What Was In Scottie Scheffler’s Golf Bag? (Golf Week/USA Today)
What Was in Brehm’s Bag? (PGATourCom)
How Much Money Won at Arnold Palmer Invitational? (Golf Week/USA Today)
How Much Money Won at Puerto Rico Open (Golf Digest)
DeChambeau Out from The PLAYERS (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History:
March 7, 2004 - Craig Parry holes out from 176 yards with a six-iron to miraculously win the Ford Championship ar Doral Country Club in Miami on the first hole of a playoff against Scott Verplank. Parry’s miracle eagle on the 18th hole gave him his second of two PGA TOUR wins. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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