There are few prizes for guessing who everyone’s eyes will be on this week as Tiger Woods marked his comeback in some style at last weekend’s Valspar Championship with a tied second. There will be plenty of Arnold Palmer Invitational bets on the 42-year-old, however, it is actually Australian Marc Leishman who was the 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational outright winner despite flying relatively under the radar. However, after 52 years of the classic tournament in honour of the great man himself, few have ever been as eagerly anticipated as this year’s with our best golf betting previews hitting the high note due to Woods return to competitive action.
How could we not start with the main man himself in our Arnold Palmer Invitational preview? There is, of course, the danger that we are getting completely carried away but for a man who has eight Invitational titles to his name as well as enters the event off the back of a tied second last weekend, it would be foolish to discount Woods and only at your peril. For a man aged 42 to come back from years of troublesome injury and immediately be competitive again is remarkable but then that is exactly what the American is after, bursting onto the scene over 20 years ago. To back Woods at least to be top American, the way to go is with EnergyBet who boast some of the best golf betting odds of all, especially when it comes to their outright nationality market.
10Bet have one of the more fun markets to bet in with the nationality of the overall winner. One of our best Arnold Palmer Invitational betting tips is to go for the rest of the world option as opposed to the American or European options. This is because the last two tournament wins have been settled by Australians in Marc Leishman and Jason Day. In fact, in total, three of the last eight victors fall into 10Bet’s winning rest of the world category thanks to South African Ernie Els picking up the title in 2010. With a raft of quality in the field and the rise of the Asian players to the fore, the rest of the world stand as good a chance as any and at the odds 10Bet are offering, you could do worse than to back this as one of our top Arnold Palmer Invitational tips.
Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy may not be going through his greatest of seasons having missed the cut at last week’s Valspar Championship, but the four-time major champion is still a class act and cannot be written off. Fortunately for us, a few bad results make for good odds for us and Rory to finish in the top 20 at Evens with Unibet is a price to savour. Let us not forget that already he has two top 3 finishes this season at the HSBC Championship and the Dubai Desert Classic so although recent form may be off, he is not far away from being back to his best as his early season performances have shown. Unibet have some of the very best top position markets available and are certainly a bookmaker to go with when looking to pick out a greatly priced outsider.