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Round 4 Recap — Sunday
Bryson DeChambeau steals the show and gets the win at Arnold Palmer Invitational
The main attraction on the PGA TOUR this week was DraftKings’ own DeChambeau ($11,000; 106.5 DKFP), who put on a show at No. 6 at Bay Hill Club & Lodge, carrying a huge span of the lake with drives of 370 and 376 yards to shorten the par 5 considerably. He also played well around the greens and with his short game, scrambling for memorable par saves with a 49-foot putt on No. 11 and No. 16, where he had to layup out of a bunker and got relief from a sprinkler head. He avoided dropping any shots after bogeying his first hole of the day and finished one-under Sunday. Veteran Lee Westwood ($7,200; 103 DKFP) finished second after failing to convert his chances throughout the day, while Corey Conners ($7,300; 99.5 DKFP) finished solo-third. — Zach Thompson
Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy struggle on Sunday to come up short at Bay Hill
On a day where Bryson DeChambeau ($11,000; 106.5 DKFP) claimed his eighth PGA TOUR win, he was one of just three players under par for the final round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Jordan Spieth ($9,300; 93.5 DKFP) sunk to a T4 with a three-over, including three bogeys in his final four holes. Two-time API Champion Rory McIlroy ($11,500; 73.5 DKFP) shot +4 to slide to a T10, including a double-bogey on hole No. 6 where he put two balls in the water. Well-known players Keegan Bradley ($7,000; 79.5 DKFP), Viktor Hovland ($10,600; 66.5 DKFP) and Jason Day ($9,200; 58 DKFP) all shot worse than five-over, and the only two players joining Bryson under-par Sunday were Matt Wallace ($6,900; 71.5 DKFP) and Andrew Putnam ($7,100; 81 DKFP). — Zach Thompson
Round 3 Recap — Saturday
Lee Westwood leads after third round of Arnold Palmer Invitational
Westwood ($7,200) is one of the older players on the PGA tour at 47 years old, but that didn’t stop him from going low Saturday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He posted one of the best rounds on the course, shooting a seven-under-par 65, which moved him to 11-under-par for the tournament. That gives him a one-stroke lead over Bryson DeChambeau ($11,000) and Corey Conners ($7,300), who are tied for second at 10-under-par. Keegan Bradley ($7,000) shot the best round of the day at eight-under-par, and he’s two shots back of Westwood for the tournament. DeChambeau is the betting favorite at +225 on DraftKings Sportsbook, but Westwood (+400), Conners (+550), and Jordan Spieth ($9,300; +600) aren’t far behind. — Matt LaMarca
Bryson DeChambeau fires 68 to move into second place in Bay Hill
DeChambeau ($11,000; 84 DKFP) jumped up four spots into a tie for second place in Saturday’s third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, firing a four-under 68 to head into Sunday just one shot back of leader Lee Westwood ($7,200; 102 DKFP). The American, who checked in at 15.9% ownership this week in the $800K Flop Shot contest, began the day in sixth place and came out of the gates hot, posting birdies on four of the first seven holes before slowing down with a bogey on eight. He’d go on to trade two birdies and a bogey on the back nine, finishing off with a par on 18 thanks to an impressive approach shot out of the thick rough. Bryson sits even with Corey Conners ($7,300; 87 DKFP), who shot just one-under to lose his 36-hole lead, at -10. — Kenny Ducey
Round 2 Recap — Friday
Corey Conners holds one-stroke lead at Arnold Palmer Invitational
After missing the cut at the Genesis Invitational last week, Conners ($7,300) has shined at Bay Hill. Following his six-under 66 on Thursday, the 29-year-old posted a three-under 69 for the second round. Both days Conners converted an eagle on the par five No. 16 and he currently presents the fourth-best odds to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational on DraftKings Sportsbook (+650). Next on the leaderboard is Martin Laird ($6,400) at eight under and Rory McIlroy ($11,500), Viktor Hovland ($10,600) and Lanto Griffin ($7,700) who all currently sit at seven-under par ahead of the third round. Hovland and McIlroy were the two highest owned golfers in DraftKings’ $800K Flop Shot tournament this week, while Griffin was only owned by 8.9% of the field. — Alex Hunter
Patrick Reed misses cut by two shots at Arnold Palmer Invitational
Reed ($10,200) shot over par in both of his rounds at Bay Hill and this will be his first missed weekend at the track since 2013. The next biggest names that will be going home early at the Arnold Palmer Invitational are Francesco Molinari ($8,700), Sam Burns ($8,400), Billy Horschel ($8,900) and Cameron Davis ($7,900). Outside of Horschel, all of these golfers were in the top 15 most owned golfers in DraftKings’ $800K Flop Shot tournament this week. It is also worth mentioning that Rickie Fowler’s ($7,800) underwhelming 2021 season continued in Orlando. His missed cut at Bay Hill is his third in his past four starts and only the second time he hasn’t been competing on the weekend in 10 appearances at the famous par 72. — Alex Hunter
Round 1 Recap — Thursday
Rory McIlroy grabs share of lead after one round at Arnold Palmer Invitational
Rory McIlroy ($11,500; 58.5 DKFP) began his quest for his first victory since November 2019 in style on Thursday, shooting a six-under 66 to grab a share of the 18-hole lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. McIlroy caught fire early after parring the opening hole, carding a birdie on each of the next five to earn a bonus for his fantasy owners. From there, he’d make just two birdies — on 14 and 17 — before closing with a bogey on 18. Corey Conners ($7,300; 62.5 DKFP) is the co-leader heading into Friday, scoring slightly better from a fantasy perspective thanks to an eagle on 16, though he did make two bogeys against his eagle and six birdies. DraftKings Sportsbook currently gives McIlroy +275 odds to capture career win No. 19, while Conners is +1400 to win the event. — Kenny Ducey
Bryson DeChambeau in second place after first round of Arnold Palmer Invitational
DeChambeau ($11,000: 44 DKFP) fired a five-under 67 on the first day of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to finish one stroke behind Corey Conners ($7,300 62.5 DKFP) and Rory McIlroy ($11,500 58.5 DKFP) for the lead. Things went swimmingly on the front nine, posting a clean round with a birdie streak. DeChambeau’s lone bogey came on 11, to which he responded with birdies on holes 12 and 15. Right below him on the leaderboard was Byeong Hun An ($7,100: 41 DKFP), who shot a four-under 68. An also had a clean front nine with a birdie streak. The back nine proved to be more difficult, as An bogeyed twice, though he did have three birdies. DraftKings Sportsbook has DeChambeau at +450 to win and An is at +4000. — Stan Son
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