Golf: Arnold Palmer Invitational Odds

Golf: Arnold Palmer Invitational Odds

Although Tiger Woods is not in the field this week for the 2010 Arnold Palmer Invitational, 9 of the 13 winners on the PGA Tour this season will take part in golf betting odds. The field is loaded with talent including 14 major champions. Woods won’t return until The Masters next month so the role of favorite this week goes to Phil Mickelson who is 10-1 in golf odds at online sportsbooks. The Arnold Palmer Invitational is played at Bay Hill and it will not look the same as it did last year. The course is now 7,381 yards long and Palmer made changes on every hole.

“We did work on every one of the holes,” said Palmer, “We haven’t changed the bottom line on what the golf course is, what the shot values are, but a lot of the holes we’ve actually strengthened in that regard. We’ve created some tougher pin positions, too. We looked at ways to make improvements and make it more challenging. It’s just an all-around better golf course and one that should provide a strong, fair test.” The last three years the course was par 70 but it is now par 72 with the fourth and 16th holes as par 5′s. Palmer had the bunkers changed around the course and they will present a challenge. “The bunkers look awesome,” said Rickie Fowler, “They are a little bit more visible to the eye.” Bet Phil Mickelson 10-1 as a golf betting favorite in 2010 Arnold Palmer Invitational odds with a 10% bonus and 110% poker instant bonus.

Even though the course is now a par 72, it will play tougher. “The course will play long, too, because the rough is up and the ground is soft because we had such a wet winter.” Robert Gamez said, “With the changes, this place is going to play a lot tougher.” This is the last week before the Top 50 in the World Golf Rankings determines who qualifies for The Masters. Just outside the Top 50 and needing a good tournament are Stephen Ames, J.B. Holmes and Justin Rose. Mickelson is the golf betting favorite this week but he really hasn’t played very well and is the favorite simply because of his name. Steve Stricker is the real favorite at 14-1. He is ranked #2 in the World behind Tiger and has actually won this year. Bet Steve Stricker 14-1 as a longshot in golf odds for the 2010 Arnold Palmer Invitational which can be seen on the Golf Channel and NBC.

Ernie Els and Jim Furyk have also won this year and they are each 20-1 in golf betting odds at online sportsbooks. Nick Watney is a popular choice this week at 22-1. Camilo Villegas and Robert Allenby are 25-1 while Retief Goosen is 28-1. Goosen was fifth last week at the Transitions Championship. If you are looking for a couple of longshots take a look at Rickie Fowler who has won an AJGA event on this course and Ryuji Imada who was third going into the final round of this tournament last year. Fowler is 40-1 while Imada is 80-1.

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