The PGA Tour heads to Orlando, Flor. this week for its annual stop at Bay Hill Golf Course for the Arnold Palmer Invitational 2022. The tournament is set to tee off on Thursday, March 3, and features five of the top 10 golfers in the Official World Golf Rankings. World No. 1 Jon Rahm headlines the star-studded 2022 Arnold Palmer Field. The total 2022 Arnold Palmer purse is $12 million, with $2.16 million going to the winner. Rahm is the 17-2 betting favorite in the latest Arnold Palmer Invitation odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Other top contenders at Bay Hill include Rory McIlroy (12-1), Scottie Scheffler (16-1), Viktor Hovland (16-1), and Hideki Matsuyama (25-1). All will be among the most popular One and Done picks this week. Defending tournament champion Bryson DeChambeau and 2016 Arnold Palmer winner Jason Day have both chosen not to play this week.
With his status as a past Arnold Palmer Invitational champion (2018), McIlroy will likely be a very popular PGA one and done pick this week at Bay Hill. Is the four-time major champion a must-play? Or would it make more sense to go with another high upside option like Matsuyama, Hovland, or Will Zalatoris? Before locking in your Arnold Palmer Invitational one and done picks, you need to see what SportsLine DFS pro and PGA expert Mike McClure has to say.
The One and Done format is growing in popularity. It has several noticeable similarities to NFL Survivor pools, with the main difference being entries are not eliminated with a bad week. Players pick one golfer per week and earn points based on their selected golfer's prize money for that tournament. Golfers can only be used once per season, and the point format makes nailing majors and big money tournaments critical.
McClure is a DFS legend with nearly $2 million in career winnings, and he's been red-hot on his golf picks dating back to the PGA Tour restart in June of 2020. McClure uses his proprietary simulation model to analyze the field and crush his golf picks.
Three weeks ago at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, McClure's top three One and Done picks were Xander Schaffele, Brooks Koepka, and Louis Oosthuizen. Schauffele and Koepka finished T-3, one stroke behind the leaders, which was good for $434,600 each. Oosthuizen finished T-14, and won $133,250.
At the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, McClure was all over Matthew Fitzpatrick. The 27-year-old went out and shot 14-under par for the tournament, finishing in a tie for sixth place, taking home $293,625.
At the Farmers Insurance Open, McClure's top pick was 25-year-old Will Zalatoris. The result: Zalatoris finished in sole possession of second place, taking home $915,600. While he came up short against eventual winner Luke List in a one-hole playoff, Zalatoris' performance at Torrey Pines was huge for one and done players.
At The American Express, McClure was all over Patrick Cantlay and Sungjae Im, who finished 9th ($222,300) and T-11 ($184,300), respectively.
At the Sony Open 2022, McClure's model listed Hideki Matsuyama among the top contenders. The reigning Masters champion went out and overcame a five-stroke deficit on the back nine of the final round to notch his eighth career PGA Tour victory.
At the 2022 Sentry Tournament of Champions, McClure included Jon Rahm and Daniel Berger among his top PGA picks. The result: Rahm came in second with a score of 33-under par, while Berger secured a top-five finish with a score of 25-under par. Anybody that included them in their one and done picks is in great shape.
At the 2021 World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba in November, the model was all over Viktor Hovland (18-1) winning his third PGA Tour title. At the 2021 Open Championship, McClure's best bets included Collin Morikawa winning outright even though he was listed as a massive 40-1 long shot. In addition, McClure's model was all over Jon Rahm's (10-1) first career major championship victory at the 2021 U.S. Open.
McClure's model is also up nearly $10,000 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament. Anyone who has followed it has seen massive returns.
Now, McClure has dialed in on the 2022 Arnold Palmer Invitation golf tournament, and just locked in his one and done picks and PGA predictions. You can only see McClure's Arnold Palmer one and done picks at SportsLine.
2022 Arnold Palmer Invitational One and Done expert picks
One golfer McClure loves at Bay Hill is Matt Fitzpatrick. The 27-year-old notched top 10 finishes in his two appearance in 2022 (T-6 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and T-10 at the Waste Management Phoenix Open), and he has the well-rounded skillset needed to succeed at one of the more challenging courses on the PGA Tour.
Fitzpatrick ranks second on the PGA Tour in both total strokes gained (2.39) and strokes gained approaching the green (1.1), fifth in strokes gained tee-to-green (1.702), and 12th in strokes gained putting (0.686). The No. 25 player in the world is still looking for his first career PGA Tour victory, but the stats suggest that could very well be coming soon. There is not doubting that Fitzpatrick is one of the most talented golfers in the Arnold Palmer Field, and he could end up being an under the radar One and Done pick at Bay Hill this week.
How to make 2022 Arnold Palmer One and Done picks
McClure is also targeting a player for his Honda Classic one and done picks that is listed at 33-1 in the latest Arnold Palmer PGA odds. This player has been red-hot dating back to 2021, but consistently flies under the radar and has the ability to win any tournament he enters. You can find out who it is, and check out all of McClure's Arnold Palmer One and Done picks at SportsLine.
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