Rory McIlroy heads to Bay Hill as favourite looking for second API success
Collin Morikawa shortens for Masters after convincing WGC triumph
Rory McIlroy, Tyrrell Hatton and Bryson DeChambeau are among the biggest names competing in this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational - the first regulation event of the PGA Tour's Florida Swing.
Last week's WGC ended up in Florida, having been switched from its usual location of Mexico, and Collin Morikawa was the 40-1 winner.
Morikawa, who cruised to a three-shot victory, has opted to skip the Arnold Palmer Invitational and rest up for the Players Championship, which starts a week on Thursday.
Branden Grace, the 18-1 winner of the Puerto Rico Open, earned a place in the Arnold Palmer Invitational courtesy of his success, but the South African hinted in his post-win media conference that he will turn down the opportunity, skipping the Bay Hill gig to recharge his batteries.
McIlroy, who tied for sixth place in the WGC and has finished in the top 20 in six of his last seven events, is Arnold Palmer Invitational favourite. The Northern Irishman won the tournament in 2018.
Morikawa has shortened for the Masters in the wake of his WGC heroics, settling in the market as a general 25-1 chance. Dustin Johnson, who closed with a 78 for a share of 54th place on Sunday, is the 6-1 Masters favourite.
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