Key Fantasy Stats for Bay Hill

Arnold Palmer Invitational

March 17th – 20th, 2016

Bay Hill Club

Orlando, Fla.

Par: 72 / Yardage: 7,419

Purse: $6.3 million

with $1,134,000 to the winner

Defending Champion:
Matt Every

by Sal Johnson

Founder, Chief Data Officer, GOLFstats

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This is based on the most important stats for Bay Hill Course, based on data from last years Arnold Palmer Invitational, and using data from all the players in the field with stats from 2016. What we do is take their rank for each stat and then add up the four catagories.
The scoring average of the field at Bay Hill in 2015 was 71.12, so with par being 72 that means the average score was three quarter of a shot under par, making Bay Hill the 36th hardest course to score on in 2015 (only 16 courses played easier). It’s also important to see how the weather played a factor, last year’s weather was near perfect with winds blowing between 5 and 10 mph. So with good weather it’s the big reason the course played a full shot easier than it did in previous years. So with no wind and perfect weather the course was very easy, something that probably won’t happen this year since the forcast isn’t good, specially for the weekend.

In looking at the stats for Bay Hill last year Strokes Gained Tee-to-Green, Proximity to Hole and Rough Proximity are important. Last we pick putting from 4 to 8 feet because last year it was 13th hardest of all courses on the PGA Tour

So how did the winner Matt Every become victorious last year? He lead in Par Breakers and birdies, which makes sense. He was 2nd in Greens in Regulation and Strokes Gained Tee-to-Green. Every was 3rd in Proximity to the hole and 7th in Putting Average

In our key stats Every ranked T-2nd in greens in Strokes Gained Tee-to-Green, 3rd in Proximity to Hole and T-34th in Rough Proximity. In putting from 4 to 8 feet he ranked T-43rd.

*Strokes Gained Tee-to-Green: Stat is good barometer on overall play from drives to hitting into the greens. For years Bay Hill is always in the top-15, in 2010 it was T-4th

*Proximity to Hole: Average length that a player hits from the pin with shots from the fairway.

*Rough Proximity: Average length that a player hits from the pin with shots out of the rought

*Putting from 4 to 8 feet: No matter how good your game is, you have to make these putts in order to win. Last year Bay Hill ranked 13th hardest so it’s a hard stat for players on this course.

Players from this year’s field with stats from 2016:

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