Dates: March 17-23, 2014
Where: Bay Hill Club and Lodge
Par/Yards: 72/7,419 yards
Field size: 120
2013 champion: Tiger Woods
Purse: $6,200,000 ($1,116,000 to winner)
FedExCup: 500 points to the winner
Format: 72-hole stroke play
How the Arnold Palmer Invitational was won in 2013
Tiger Woods carded a final-round 2-under 70 in a Monday finish to defeat Justin Rose by two strokes at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, winning the event for a PGA TOUR record-tying eighth time (Sam Snead/Greater Greensboro Open).
More on Tiger Woods
Plagued by a balky back, Woods is off to a slow start in 2013-14, his best finish in four starts being T25 at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship. He currently sits 188th in the FedExCup standings.
Woods is searching for his first victory since the 2013 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and his first top 10 since a T2 at The Barclays, the first event in the 2013 FedExCup Playoffs.
With wins at the 2013 WGC-Cadillac Championship and 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational, Woods won back-to-back starts for the first time since the 2009 Buick Open and WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
In winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational last year, Woods supplanted Rory McIlroy for the No. 1 position in the Official World Golf Ranking.
The last time he held the top spot was on October 30, 2010.
Of his eight Arnold Palmer Invitational wins, Woods has entered the final round with at least a share of the 54-hole lead seven times. In 2009, he trailed Sean O’Hair by five strokes, but won by one over O’Hair.
Woods will make his 18th start at the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week, with his lone missed cut coming as an amateur in his first start of 1994. Woods has played in every event at Bay Hill since, with the exception of 2010.
Since the start of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 1966, only Fred Couples (1992) and Tiger Woods (2001 and 2002) have won the Masters and the Arnold Palmer Invitational in the same year.
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