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2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational tee times for Thursday and Friday

By Greg Gottfried  

Tyrrell Hatton. Sam Greenwood

A year ago, the Arnold Palmer Invitational was the final PGA Tour event to be completed before COVID-19 pandemic forced the tour to take a three-month hiatus. It returns this week with defending champion Tyrrell Hatton leading a standout field at Bay Hill Club & Lodge.

Joining with Hatton in Orlando are Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed, Viktor Hovland, Harris English and Max Homa.

Hatton claimed his first PGA Tour title last March in challenging weather conditions. Just one player—Matthew Fitzpatrick—shot a round in the 60s the entire weekend. Hatton’s four-under 284 winning 72-hole score was one of just four sub-par totals for the week.
 
 The Englishman continued a string of international winners at Bay Hill. The last time an American was victorious at the event was 2015, when Matt Every won the title.

This year’s champion earns some addition perks given the API’s designation as an elevated tour event. A three-year exemption on the PGA Tour is given rather than the standard two years and the winner receives 550 FedEx Cup points.

The overall prize money payout is $9.3 million with the winner’s share coming to $1.674 million.

Tee Times (all times EST)
THURSDAY
First tee
7 a.m. -- Sam Burns, Robby Shelton, Bo Hoag

7:11 a.m. -- Matt Every, Luke List, Bernd Wiesberger

7:22 a.m. -- Henrik Norlander, Sepp Straka, Tyler McCumber

7:33 a.m. -- Robert Streb, Hudson Swafford, Andrew Putnam

7:44 a.m. -- Jason Kokrak, Jason Dufner, Steve Stricker

7:55 a.m. -- Tyler Duncan, Brendan Steele, Danny Willett

8:06 a.m. -- Cameron Champ, Chez Reavie, Hideki Matsuyama

8:17 a.m. -- Nick Taylor, Lanto Griffin, Patton Kizzire

8:28 a.m. -- Adam Hadwin, Chris Kirk, Tom Hoge

8:39 a.m. -- Cameron Tringale, Tommy Fleetwood, Alex Noren

8:50 a.m. -- Matt Wallace, Kramer Hickok, a-Matthias Schmid

11:40 a.m. -- Lucas Glover, Patrick Rodgers, Doc Redman

11:51 a.m. -- Rory Sabbatini, Wyndham Clark, Will Zalatoris

12:02 p.m. -- Charley Hoffman, Matt Jones, Lee Westwood

12:13 p.m. -- Graeme McDowell, Paul Casey, Keith Mitchell

12:24 p.m. -- Kevin Na, Shane Lowry, Ian Poulter

12:35 p.m. -- Branden Grace, Harris English, Matthew Fitzpatrick

12:46 p.m. -- Max Homa, Patrick Reed, Billy Horschel

12:57 p.m. -- Viktor Hovland, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day

1:08 p.m. -- Camilo Villegas, Erik van Rooyen, Robert MacIntyre

1:19 p.m. -- Kristoffer Ventura, Jazz Janewattananond, Kamaiu Johnson

10th tee
7 a.m. -- Kyle Stanley, Talor Gooch, Victor Perez

7:11 a.m. -- Brian Stuard, Emiliano Grillo, Tim Herron

7:22 a.m. -- Harold Varner III, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Maverick McNealy

7:33 a.m. -- Si Woo Kim, Jim Herman, Austin Cook

7:44 a.m. -- Brian Gay, Marc Leishman, Charles Howell III

7:55 a.m. -- Martin Laird, Brandt Snedeker, Aaron Wise

8:06 a.m. -- Tyrrell Hatton, Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari

8:17 a.m. -- Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth

8:28 a.m. -- Louis Oosthuizen, Denny McCarthy, Cameron Davis

8:39 a.m. -- Peter Malnati, John Huh, Cameron Percy

11:40 a.m. -- Mark Hubbard, Will Gordon, Christiaan Bezuidenhout

11:51 a.m. -- Charl Schwartzel, Byeong Hun An, Joel Dahmen

12:02 p.m. -- Danny Lee, Anirban Lahiri, Doug Ghim

12:13 p.m. -- Richy Werenski, Sung Kang, Kevin Kisner

12:24 p.m. -- Sebastián Muñoz, J.T. Poston, Adam Long

12:35 p.m. -- Brendon Todd, Dylan Frittelli, Henrik Stenson

12:46 p.m. -- C.T. Pan, Corey Conners, Zach Johnson

12:57 p.m. -- Sungjae Im, Keegan Bradley, Russell Knox

1:08 p.m. -- Padraig Harrington, Paul Goydos, Matthew NeSmith

1:19 p.m. -- Robert Gamez, Rod Perry, John Augenstein

FRIDAY
First tee
7 a.m. -- Mark Hubbard, Will Gordon, Christiaan Bezuidenhout

7:11 a.m. -- Charl Schwartzel, Byeong Hun An, Joel Dahmen

7:22 a.m. -- Danny Lee, Anirban Lahiri, Doug Ghim

7:33 a.m. -- Richy Werenski, Sung Kang, Kevin Kisner

7:44 a.m. -- Sebastián Muñoz, J.T. Poston, Adam Long

7:55 a.m. -- Brendon Todd, Dylan Frittelli, Henrik Stenson

8:06 a.m. -- C.T. Pan, Corey Conners, Zach Johnson

8:17 a.m. -- Sungjae Im, Keegan Bradley, Russell Knox

8:28 a.m. -- Padraig Harrington, Paul Goydos, Matthew NeSmith

8:39 a.m. -- Robert Gamez, Rod Perry, John Augenstein

11:40 a.m. -- Kyle Stanley, Talor Gooch, Victor Perez

11:51 a.m. -- Brian Stuard, Emiliano Grillo, Tim Herron

12:02 p.m. -- Harold Varner III, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Maverick McNealy

12:13 p.m. -- Si Woo Kim, Jim Herman, Austin Cook

12:24 p.m. -- Brian Gay, Marc Leishman, Charles Howell III

12:35 p.m. -- Martin Laird, Brandt Snedeker, Aaron Wise

12:46 p.m. -- Tyrrell Hatton, Rory McIlroy, Francesco Molinari

12:57 p.m. -- Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Rose, Jordan Spieth

1:08 p.m. -- Louis Oosthuizen, Denny McCarthy, Cameron Davis

1:19 p.m. -- Peter Malnati, John Huh, Cameron Percy

10th tee
7 a.m. -- Lucas Glover, Patrick Rodgers, Doc Redman

7:11 a.m. -- Rory Sabbatini, Wyndham Clark, Will Zalatoris

7:22 a.m. -- Charley Hoffman, Matt Jones, Lee Westwood

7:33 a.m. -- Graeme McDowell, Paul Casey, Keith Mitchell

7:44 a.m. -- Kevin Na, Shane Lowry, Ian Poulter

7:55 a.m. -- Branden Grace, Harris English, Matthew Fitzpatrick

8:06 a.m. -- Max Homa, Patrick Reed, Billy Horschel

8:17 a.m. -- Viktor Hovland, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day

8:28 a.m. -- Camilo Villegas, Erik van Rooyen, Robert MacIntyre

8:39 a.m. -- Kristoffer Ventura, Jazz Janewattananond, Kamaiu Johnson

11:40 a.m. -- Sam Burns, Robby Shelton, Bo Hoag

11:51 a.m. -- Matt Every, Luke List, Bernd Wiesberger

12:02 p.m. -- Henrik Norlander, Sepp Straka, Tyler McCumber

12:13 p.m. -- Robert Streb, Hudson Swafford, Andrew Putnam

12:24 p.m. -- Jason Kokrak, Jason Dufner, Steve Stricker

12:35 p.m. -- Tyler Duncan, Brendan Steele, Danny Willett

12:46 p.m. -- Cameron Champ, Chez Reavie, Hideki Matsuyama

12:57 p.m. -- Nick Taylor, Lanto Griffin, Patton Kizzire

1:08 p.m. -- Adam Hadwin, Chris Kirk, Tom Hoge

1:19 p.m. -- Cameron Tringale, Tommy Fleetwood, Alex Noren

1:30 p.m. -- Matt Wallace, Kramer Hickok, a-Matthias Schmid


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