Arnold Palmer Invitational | Second Round
ORLANDO - Rory McIlroy holds a two-stroke lead, his second consecutive 18-hole lead/co-lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard. McIlroy’s round marks his 18th career 18-hole lead/co-lead on Tour. He is 3-for-17 to date. McIlroy has five consecutive Top-10s at the API (longest active streak), including a win in 2018.
Billy Horschel (T-2) at (-5) tied his career-low score in 35 rounds at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. His previous low were 67s: R2/2016, R3/2017)
Beau Hossler (T-2) at (-5) entered the week T-180th on Tour in First-Round Scoring Average (71.00) before this 5-under 67, only his second sub-70 score in 13 rounds at the event.
J.J. Spaun (T-2) at (-5) leads the field in Strokes Gained: Putting (3.680).
Leaderboard After 18 Holes at API:
Rory McIlroy 65 (-7)
Beau Hossler 67 (-5)
J.J. Spaun 67 (-5)
Billy Horschel 67 (-5)
Six Players 68 (-4)
Note: Most of the PGA Tour Brunch coverage this week will focus on the main Arnold Palmer Invitational, with some news or a newsworthy clip on the Puerto Rico Open to be included, as appropriate.
Arnold Palmer Invitational
COURSE: Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Florida
ARCHITECTS: Dick Wilson\Joe Lee
YARDS/PAR: 7,462 yards/Par 72
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $12,000,000/$2,160,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Bryson DeChambeau
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 550
TV COVERAGE: Today’s second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational is scheduled for coverage from 2:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel. Saturday and Sunday, coverage is set for 12:30pm to 2:30pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 2:30 to 6:00pm (ET) on NBC.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage from Bay Hill will be featured on ESPN-Plus today with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups from 7:00am to 6:00pm (ET). Weekend streaming on ESPN+ from 7:30am to 6:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage today as the broadcast originates from Bay Hill from 12:00pm to 6:00pm (ET). Saturday coverage on Sirius XM Radio runs from 1:00pm to 6:00pm and Sunday from 1:00 to 6:30pm (ET). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
How to Watch the Arnold Palmer Invitational: (ESPNCom)
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
Puerto Rico Open:
Past Results: (link)
Past Champions: (link)
Tournament Home Page: (link)
How to Watch the Puerto Rico Open: (link)
Leaderboard After 18 Holes: (link)
Puerto Rico Open - Field, Tee Times:
The Field (link)
Tee Times (link)
Arnold Palmer Invitational Tee Times today run from 7:10am (ET) to 1:19pm (ET).
Weather: Today’s opening round of the Arnold Palmer will see mostly sunny skies with temperature 72-degrees with a 105 chance of rain. Winds 8 mph. Similar forecast for the weekend but with increasing winds (12-15 mph).
PGA Tour Brunch will post at 8:00AM (ET) Saturday.
Next Week: THE PLAYERS
Arnold Palmer Invitational - Field and Tee Times:
The Field: (link)
B. DeChambeau (out)/S. Piercy (in)
J. Day (out)/D. Lipsky (in)
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying:
Rory Makes Early Run at Bay Hill (ESPN/Associated Press)
Hot Rory (PGATourCom)
Rahm Missed 10-inch Putt (ESPNCom)
Adam Scott Played without a Driver (PGATourCom)
Day WD to Rush Home to Be With Dying Mom (ESPNCom)
Seiffert, Kim share Lead in Puerto Rico (ESPN/Associated Press)
Friday Tee Times and TV Tips for API (Golf Week)
On This Day in Golf History:
March 4, 1991- Rocco Mediate became the first player to win a PGA Tour event using a long-putter when he defeated Curtis Strange on the first hole of a sudden death playoff at the weather-delayed, Monday finish at Doral Ryder Open in Miami. Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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