PSN PGA Tour Report: Week 17

In the Hole: Arnold Palmer Invitational

Marc Leishman became the second straight Australian to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational thanks to drilling a 51-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole to take the lead and hold on to win his second career PGA title.

By Greg DePalma, PSN Executive Producer

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The Final Scorecard

-Aussies continue to rule Bay HillLeishman became the third Australian to win at Bay Hill since 2006 and the second consecutive following Jason Day’s win last season. Leishman had not won since his maiden PGA victory at The Travelers in 2012. His last pro win was on the European Tour at the Nedbank Challenge in December of ’15. It’s his 7th top-30 in 8 events this season and his best result since scoring 5th at the CIMB Classic in October.

-England on the rise…Tyrrell Hatton continues his hot play since winning the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in October. Hatton finished 4th on Sunday for his 11th straight top-25 worldwide including 5 top-5s, a runner-up and a win. The 25-year old from England is now the 14th-ranked player in the world…Another English player on the rise following a 10th-place finish is 26-year old Tommy Fleetwood. Like Hatton, Fleetwood ended last season strong and now has 13 top-25s over his last 16 worldwide including 8 top-10s, 4 top-5s and most importantly a runner-up at the WGC-Mexico and a win in Abu Dhabi.

-Out of rhythm…Brooks Koepka continues to struggle after missing the cut for the fourth time in six starts with a high of 42nd. The 26-year old Floridian ended last year with 8 top-15s in his last 13 including 5 top-5s, 3 runner-ups and a win at the Dunlop Phoenix in Japan last November.

On the Tee – WGC-Dell Match Play

For an early look at this week’s World Golf Championship event in Texas and the Puerto Rico Open, you can check out Jeff Shain’s ‘First Look Reports’ every Friday at PGATour.com.

Here are early odds for key players to keep an eye on for this week’s WGC-Match Play

FAVORITES

Rory McILroy (7-1)

Dustin Johnson (8-1)

Jordan Spieth (10-1)

CONTENDERS

Jason Day (16-1)

Hideki Matsuyama (18-1)

Jon Rahm (22-1)

Sergio Garcia (25-1)

Justin Thomas (28-1)

Tyrrell Hatton (30-1)

Phil Mickelson (35-1)

Paul Casey (40-1)

Matt Kuchar (40-1)

Patrick Reed (40-1)

Tommy Fleetwood (45-1)

Martin Kaymer (45-1)

Thomas Pieters (45-1)

Brandt Snedeker (45-1)

LONGSHOTS

Kevin Kisner (50-1)

Francesco Molinari (50-1)

Jimmy Walker (55-1)

Bubba Watson (50-1)

Louis Oosthuizen (55-1)

Matthew Fitzpatrick (60-1)

Marc Leishman (60-1)

Alex Noren (60-1)

Rafael Cabrera Bello (66-1)

Emiliano Grillo (66-1)

Charl Schwartzel (66-1)

Branden Grace (75-1)

Gary Woodland (75-1)

Shane Lowry (80-1)

Lee Westwood (80-1)

Danny Willett (80-1)

Daniel Berger (90-1)

Ryan Moore (90-1)

Pat Perez (90-1)

Brendan Steele (90-1)

Zach Johnson (100-1)

Bill Haas (110-1)

Ross Fisher (125-1)

Webb Simpson (125-1)

Andy Sullivan (125-1)

Jhonattan Vegas (125-1)

Soren Kjeldsen (140-1)

Scott Piercy (140-1)

Jim Furyk (150-1)

Here are early odds for key players to keep an eye on for this week’s Puerto Rico Open

FAVORITES

Graeme McDowell (18-1)

Graham DeLaet (18-1)

Wesley Bryan (18-1)

CONTENDERS

Matt Jones (25-1)

Ian Poulter (30-1)

Chris Kirk (35-1)

Danny Lee (35-1)

J.J. Spaun (45-1)

LONGSHOTS

Dominic Bozzelli (50-1)

Thorbjorn Olesen (66-1)

Camilio Villegas (66-1)

Bryson DeChambeau (70-1)

John Peterson (70-1)

Ben Crane (75-1)

Andrew Johnston (80-1)

Harold Varner (80-1)

KJ Choi (90-1)

Hunter Mahan (100-1)

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