Arnold Palmer Invitational Schedule
The Arnold Palmer Invitational, named after the man whose name is virtually
synonymous with golf greatness, takes place at Bay Hill each March and is a huge draw both for golf fans and for the best
golfers in the business. The 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational will be held from March 17th through March 23rd and these are
sure to be some of the most exciting days of the PGA Tour as the standings begin to tighten and the end of the season draws
As one of only five invitational tournaments on the PGA Tour, the Arnold Palmer Invitational has a relatively
small field of only 120 players which assures guests that they will have a great chance to be in the gallery for their favorite
golfers. If you are a golf fanatic there is no better place to be in March than Orlando, Florida so start making the necessary
travel arrangements now.
Arnold Palmer Invitational PGA Tour
The PGA Tour has a long and storied history
that dates all the way back to 1929, but it was not until 1968 after a dispute over the division of increased revenue due
to television contracts that it split from the PGA to deal only with tour players rather than additionally work as an organization
for club professionals. As part of the PGA Tour, the Arnold Palmer Invitational is one of the most important invitational
tournaments in professional golf. The tournament made its debut in 1966 as the Florida Citrus Open Invitational and in the
decades since its founding has become an integral part of the PGA Tour as well as one of the most popular and watched tournaments
in all of golf. The 2013 tournament provided the winner, Tiger Woods, with a purse of $1,116,000 which helps the winner move
up the standings considerably as the golfer with the most winnings for the season. The purse increases each year and the 2014
tournament should provide significantly more money to the golfer who comes out on top.
of the biggest names in the history of the sport have won at Arnold Palmer Invitational including Lee Trevino, Arnold Palmer,
Fuzzy Zoeller, Tiger Woods, and more. Clearly professional golf's luminaries feel that this is an important tournament and
love the course at Bay Hill Golf Club and when you set foot in the grandstands you will see why. Being invited to play at
Arnold Palmer Invitational is an honor for golfers of every level and one of the most exciting aspects of the tournament is
waiting to see which up and comer breaks out of the pack to make a name for himself and put his career on the path to stardom.
Whether it is a golfer looking to stand out and make the world take notice or a grizzled veteran looking to cement his legacy
you can be sure that these athletes will be giving one hundred percent throughout the long weekend and this will all be to
the benefit of the fans in attendance.
Sure it can be fun and relaxing to watch professional
golf on a nice flatscreen television back at home, but you don't really get a feel for the action and an understanding of
the elements the golfers are battling unless you are out on the links. Spending a lovely Spring day outside walking a beautiful
course and seeing the best golfers in the world do battle against one another is an experience you will never forget and will
likely have you never wanting to settle for watching from your couch ever again. As the days and holes wear on, the tension
builds and each stroke becomes more and more vital. The nervous tension in the air builds and this can be felt both by the
golfers swinging their clubs and the fans following them from hole to hole holding their breath with each approach to the
ball. A trip to Orlando in March is vital for any golf lover who wants to experience the sport in one of the best environments
in all of golf.
Arnold Palmer Invitational Trivia
The course at Bay Hill seems to be a favorite of Tiger
Woods' as he has the record of eight wins at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to date. In distant second are a handful of golfers
tied with only two tournament wins. Tiger's four consecutive wins from 2000 to 2003 marked only the fourth time in PGA Tour
history that a golfer has won the same event four consecutive years. Although Arnold Palmer has owned Bay Hill Golf Club since
1974, it was not until 2007 that the name was changed from the Bay Hill Invitational to the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The
record aggregate score at the tournament is held by Payne Stewart who shot a 264 in 1987 while the record score to par is
held by Buddy Allin who shot a -27 in 1973.