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@PGATourBrunch Looks Back at "The 2021 Arnie"
Arnold Palmer Invitational: Review and Notes
Bryson DeChambeau won his eighth career title and became the first player to win multiple events during the 2020-21 PGA Tour season. With the win, DeChambeau moved to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings for the second time this season.
DeChambeau became the first American to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational since 2015 (Matt Every). The previous five winners: Tyrrell Hatton (England), Francesco Molinari (Italy), Rory McIlroy (N Ireland), Marc Leishman (Australia), and his countryman, Jason Day.
Tournament 54-hole leader Lee Westwood collected his seventh runner-up finish on Tour and his best finish at this event in 14 starts. Westwood was looking to capture a first Tour victory since 2010 FedEx St. Jude Classic.
Jordan Spieth finished T-4, earning his third top-five in his last four starts on Tour. (T-4/Waste Management Phoenix Open, T-3/AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, T-4/Arnold Palmer Invitational). He has a current streak of 389 holes without a double bogey or worse which marks longest streak in his career.
Sunday’s average score of 75.486 was five strokes worse than Saturday’s 70.875.
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Arnold Palmer Invitational Final Leaderboard
Bryson DeChambeau 67-71-68-71—277 (-11)
Lee Westwood 69-71-65-73—278 (-10)
Corey Conners 66-69-71-74—280 (-8)
Andrew Putnam 70-72-69-71—282 (-6)
Richy Werenski 71-69-69-73—282 (-6)
Jordan Spieth 70-69-68-75—282 (-6)
Full Leaderboard (link)
What They’re Saying About Arnold Palmer Invitational:
Bryson DeChambeau Leans on Putting to Win (ESPN)
DeChambeau Inspired by Palmer (GolfWeek/USAToday)
Prize Money from Arnold Palmer Invitational (Golf Week)
#SportsBiz and the Golf Industry:
What’s In DeChambeau’s Bag? (PGATourCom)
Koepka Out of The Players with Injury (ESPN)
Payne Stewart’s Family Selling Collection (ESPN)
Early Look at The Players, Odds (CBS Sports)
2020 Players: No One Knew What Was Going On (ESPN)
Up Next: The Players Championship
Tournament site: (link)
On This Day in Golf History:
March 8, 2015 - Dustin Johnson shot a final round three-under par (69) to win the Cadillac Championship at Doral by one shot over J.B. Holmes. The victory for DJ came one month after he returned to PGA Tour after taking a six month absence from the tour for personal issues and recovery time. - (Courtesy of Randy Walker), Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
See you in 2022!