2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational tee times, TV coverage, viewer's guide
Tyrrell Hatton of England celebrates with the trophy after winning during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in 2020.
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.
Golf Channel will carry live coverage on Thursday and Friday from 2-6 p.m. EST. On Saturday and Sunday, Golf Channel will carry live coverage from 12:30-2:30 p.m. with NBC finishing both days with coverage from 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.
PGA Tour Live streaming coverage takes place from 6:45 a.m.-6 p.m. EST on Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Find all live PGA Tour scoring data here.
Tee Times (all times EST)
7:45 a.m. -- Rickie Fowler, Doc Redman
7:55 a.m. -- Brandt Snedeker, Victor Perez
8:05 a.m. -- Kevin Na, Henrik Norlander
8:15 a.m. -- Luke List, Robert MacIntyre
8:25 a.m. -- Patton Kizzire, Russell Knox
8:35 a.m. -- Erik van Rooyen, Lucas Glover
8:45 a.m. -- Steve Stricker, Byeong Hun An
8:55 a.m. -- Mark Hubbard, Chez Reavie
9:05 a.m. -- Talor Gooch, John Huh
9:15 a.m. -- Sebastián Muñoz, Will Gordon
9:25 a.m. -- Charles Howell III, Zach Johnson
9:35 a.m. -- Bernd Wiesberger, Pat Perez
9:55 a.m. -- Matt Wallace, Maverick McNealy
10:05 a.m. -- Brendon Todd, Danny Lee
10:15 a.m. -- Jason Dufner, Bo Hoag
10:25 a.m. -- Viktor Hovland, Tyler Duncan
10:35 a.m. -- Brendan Steele, Harris English
10:45 a.m. -- Patrick Rodgers, Harold Varner III
10:55 a.m. -- Cameron Tringale, Hideki Matsuyama
11:05 a.m. -- Ian Poulter, Will Zalatoris
11:15 a.m. -- Keith Mitchell, Alex Noren
11:25 a.m. -- Emiliano Grillo, Padraig Harrington
11:35 a.m. -- Max Homa, Martin Laird
11:45 a.m. -- Branden Grace, Danny Willett
12:05 p.m. -- Kristoffer Ventura, Kevin Kisner
12:15 p.m. -- Sungjae Im, Denny McCarthy
12:25 p.m. -- Matthew Fitzpatrick, Paul Casey
12:35 p.m. -- Lanto Griffin, Andrew Putnam
12:45 p.m. -- Chris Kirk, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
12:55 p.m. -- Jason Day, Jason Kokrak
1:05 p.m. -- Tyrrell Hatton, Charley Hoffman
1:15 p.m. -- Richy Werenski, Rory McIlroy
1:25 p.m. -- Doug Ghim, Jazz Janewattananond
1:35 p.m. -- Jordan Spieth, Tommy Fleetwood
1:45 p.m. -- Corey Conners, Keegan Bradley
1:55 p.m. -- Lee Westwood, Bryson DeChambeau