Golf Rankings for Arnold Palmer Invitational
Will MacKenzie [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #84
MacKenzie hasn’t played Bay Hill since missing the cut in 2009, but is on a bit of a roll right now. In his last six appearances, MacKenzie has only finished outside of the top 15 once and is coming off a season-high T4 at Copperhead.
Gary Woodland [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #48
Woodland has slowly improved at Bay Hill over the last three years. He missed the cut in 2011 and placed T48 in 2012 prior to last year’s T27. After losing in the first round of match play, Woodland finished T16 at Doral and T8 at Copperhead.
Ryan Moore [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #37
After finishing T12 at Bay Hill in 2011 and T4 in 2012, Moore missed last year’s cut. He opened the year with a pair of top-10s and is coming off a T25 at Doral.
Jamie Donaldson [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #28
Donaldson is first timer at Bay Hill, but is coming off a T2 at Doral. The 38-year-old Welsh player also recorded a pair of top-20s on the European Tour earlier in the year.
Ian Poulter [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #22
Poulter has been a dud throughout 2014, but played well at Bay Hill over the last three years. After struggling at the site starting in 2004, Poulter broke through with a T12 in 2011 followed by a solo third in 2012 and last year’s T21.
John Senden [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #54
Senden placed outside of the top 60 in his first three starts of 2014, but is coming off last week’s victory at Copperhead and recently finished inside the top 20 at Riviera. Senden has played Bay Hill four times since 2009 -- all resulting in top-30 finishes.
Rickie Fowler [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #35
Aside from a third-place performance in match play, Fowler has been a disappointment throughout 2014. He returned to Bay Hill last year with an impressive T3 after not competing in 2012. Back in 2011, Fowler blew a top-five in the final round.
Charles Howell III [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #56
Howell has made five straight cuts at Bay Hill with three top-25 finishes. He lost a top-five in final round of 2012 after losing a top-10 in the final round of 2011. CH3 hasn’t lived up to his impressive fall campaign, but is coming off a T14 at Copperhead.
Chris Kirk [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #53
Kirk finished T12 at the Honda Classic, but placed T40 with erratic play at Doral. He missed the cut in his Bay Hill debut in 2011, but scored a T16 in last year’s return.
Chris Stroud [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #75
Stroud earned a pair of T3 finishes in the fall and has finished T19, T12 and T9 in his last three starts. At Bay Hill he has placed T34 and T15 the last two years.
George McNeill [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #150
McNeill has made four appearances at Bay Hill since 2008, most recently placing T33 back in 2012. He returns to the site riding a streak of four straight finishes inside the top 20 this season.
Chesson Hadley [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #59
Hadley is a first timer at Bay Hill that had been struggling throughout 2014 until peeling off three consecutive top-25 finishes, highlighted by a victory in the Puerto Rico Open.