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This stroke play tournament is played each March at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge.  The event was founded in 1979 and has had a number of different names since inception.  On March 21, 2012, the Arnold Palmer Invitational and MasterCard Worldwide announced an extension to MasterCard’s “Presented by” sponsorship until the 2016 tournament.  The current purse prize is set at $6.2 million with $1.12 million going to the champion along with 500 Fed Ex Cup points.

 

COURSE INFORMATION:

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Bay Hill Club and Lodge

Bay Hill, FL

Par: 72

Length: 7,381 yards

 

 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Arnold Palmer has owned the Bay Hill Club and Lodge since 1979
  • As a restricted field event on the PGA Tour, only the first 70 players on the previous year’s money-list are guaranteed invitations.
  • The Arnold Palmer Invitational is one of only five tournaments given “invitational” status by the PGA Tour.

 

NOTABLE RECORDS:

  • MOST WINS: 8, Tiger Woods
  • AGGREGATE: 264, Payne Stewart (1997)

 

 

WINNERS:

 

Year Winner Final Score Earnings($)
Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard
2013 Tiger Woods –13 1,116,000
2012 Tiger Woods –13 1,080,000
2011 Martin Laird –8 1,080,000
2010 Ernie Els –11 1,080,000
2009 Tiger Woods –5 1,080,000
2008 Tiger Woods –10 1,044,000
2007 Vijay Singh –8 990,000
Bay Hill Invitational presented by MasterCard
2006 Rod Pampling –14 990,000
2005 Kenny Perry –12 900,000
2004 Chad Campbell –18 900,000
Bay Hill Invitational presented by Cooper Tires
2003 Tiger Woods –19 810,000
2002 Tiger Woods –13 720,000
Bay Hill Invitational
2001 Tiger Woods –15 630,000
2000 Tiger Woods –18 540,000
1999 Tim Herron –14 450,000
1998 Ernie Els –14 360,000
1997 Phil Mickelson –16 270,000
1996 Paul Goydos –13 216,000
Nestle Invitational
1995 Loren Roberts –16 216,000
1994 Loren Roberts –13 216,000
1993 Ben Crenshaw –8 180,000
1992 Fred Couples –19 180,000
1991 Andrew Magee –13 180,000
1990 Robert Gamez –14 162,000
1989 Tom Kite –6 144,000
Hertz Bay Hill Classic
1988 Paul Azinger –13 135,000
1987 Payne Stewart –20 108,000
1986 Dan Forsman –11 90,000
1985 Fuzzy Zoeller –9 90,000
Bay Hill Classic
1984 Gary Koch –12 72,000
1983 Mike Nicolette –1 63,000
1982 Tom Kite –6 54,000
1981 Andy Bean –18 54,000
1980 Dave Eichelberger –5 54,000
Bay Hill Citrus Classic
1979 Bob Byman –6 45,000
Florida Citrus Open
1978 Mac McLendon –17 40,000
1977 Gary Koch –14 40,000
1976 Hale Irwin –18 40,000
1975 Lee Trevino –12 40,000
1974 Jerry Heard –15 30,000
1973 Buddy Allin –23 30,000
1972 Jerry Heard –12 30,000
Florida Citrus Invitational
1971 Arnold Palmer –18 30,000
1970 Bob Lunn –17 30,000
Florida Citrus Open Invitational
1969 Ken Still –10 23,000
1968 Dan Sikes –14 23,000
1967 Julius Boros –10 23,000
1966 Lionel Hebert –5 21,000

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