Arnold Palmer Invitational 2013: Tee Times, Date and TV Schedule

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IMarch 20, 2013

ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 25:  Tiger Woods plays a shot on the 4th hole during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge on March 25, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Tiger Woods enters the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando this March as the player to beat. The superstar is not only the reigning champion at this event, but he's coming off an impressive victory at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Doral, Fla. two weeks ago.

Woods will lead a decorated field of golfers into Bay Hill on Thursday, highlighted by three of last year's major winners, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson and Ernie Els.

With the first group set to tee off early Thursday morning, here we'll get you set with everything you need to know to make sure you don't miss a minute of the action in Orlando, Fla.


Where: Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Fla.

When: Thursday, March 21 through Sunday, March 24

Watch: Golf Channel, NBC


Contenders to Watch For

Tiger Woods

Tiger won this event by five strokes in 2012, getting off to a hot start over the first two days and shooting under par through all four rounds to finish 13 under for the tournament.

Woods will be the clear-cut favorite to conquer Bay Hill again in 2013. He already has two wins on Tour this season, earning victories at the Farmers Insurance Open in January and of course Doral earlier this month.

Since missing the cut at Abu Dhabi at the beginning of the year, Tiger has found some consistency in his game. Although he can lose track of his swing every now and then, as we saw at the Honda Classic, when Tiger is on top of his game, there's no one on the planet who can beat him.

He's won at Bay Hill Club & Lodge seven times dating back to 2000.


Graeme McDowell

The 2010 U.S. Open champion, Graeme McDowell nearly won this event a year ago after shooting an incredible nine-under 63 in the second round to challenge Tiger Woods. But McDowell struggled in the final round, shooting two over to finish five strokes back of Woods.

McDowell has been strong thus far in 2013, earning three consecutive top-10 finishes at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, the Honda Classic and the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

The 33-year-old finished third at the Blue Monster in Doral, Fla. two weeks ago.

McDowell hasn't won a tournament since his legendary performance at Pebble Beach in 2010, but at some point his tough luck has to run up.


Brandt Snedeker

Brandt Snedeker has picked up four top-five finishes in five tournaments in 2013, including a victory at Pebble Beach last month. Before that, Snedeker finished as runner-up at the Phoenix Open and the Farmers Insurance Open.

The 32-year-old began the year with a third place finish at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and currently ranks No. 1 on the PGA Tour money list, just ahead of Tiger Woods.

It's seemingly only a matter of time before Snedeker wins his first major tournament. He's a talented golfer whose confidence is increasing with every top-five finish.

He'll tee off with Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia on Thursday afternoon.


Notable Round 1 Tee Times 

Player Tee Time (ET)
Lee Westwood 8:05 a.m.
Ernie Els 8:05 a.m.
Tiger Woods 8:05 a.m.
Graeme McDowell 8:16 a.m.
Rickie Fowler 8:39 a.m.
Jason Day 12:22 p.m.
Phil Mickelson 12:45 p.m.
Brandt Snedeker 12:45 p.m.
Bubba Watson 12:56 p.m.
Webb Simpson 12:56 p.m.
Stewart Cink 1:31 p.m.
Peter Hanson 1:54 p.m.

*Click here to view full list of Round 1 tee times.


Arnold Palmer Invitational 2013 TV Schedule

Date Round Coverage (ET) Network
Thursday, March 21 Round 1 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.* Golf Channel
Friday, March 22 Round 2 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.* Golf Channel
Saturday, March 23 Round 3

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Golf Channel


Sunday, March 24 Round 4

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Golf Channel


*Watch replays of Rounds 1 and 2 from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on the Golf Channel.


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