The Arnold Palmer Invitational won’t include Tiger Woods, but past that, a strong field has come together for the annual event at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. World No. 1 Rory McIlroy leads that list and is one of four of the top-10 players in the world who have committed. McIlroy won this event in 2018.

Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott and Patrick Reed round out the list of top draws in Arnie’s event. The latter two, of course, have already won this year – at the Genesis Invitational and World Golf Championships-Mexico, respectively.

Twenty-eight of the world’s top 50 players are committed.

Defending champion Francesco Molinari will also return to Orlando to attempt a title defense. Molinari and McIlroy make up a group of seven men who are former champions at Bay Hill. Jason Day, Matt Every, Robert Gamez, Marc Leishman and Phil Mickelson also make up that list.

Bryson DeChambeau and Rickie Fowler are also in the field.

Palmer’s grandson Sam Saunders is on the list of sponsor exemptions along with a handful of young players including Arizona State senior Chun-an Yu and Brandon Matthews, the former Temple player who memorably showed compassion to a special-needs fan during a PGA Tour Latinoamerica event last year.



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