The following is a list olf the prize money up for grabs for professional golfers at the 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational which is being played from Thursday, March 20, 2014, to Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Bay Hill, Florida.
Arnold Palmer owns the Bay Hill Club and Lodge, which is located right next to Orlando, Florida. Bay Hill is an important tournament annually because it is played just a few weeks before the Masters, and players like to use Bay Hill as a tuneup.
Unfortunately, Tiger Woods is not playing at Bay Hill this year because of his back problems. You know Tiger Woods would be playing if he could, he is the defending champion at Bay Hill and Tiger Woods holds the record for most wins in the Arnold Palmer Invitational with eight.
The most wins any other player has at Bay Hill besides Tiger Woods is two. Five players, Jerry Heard (1972 and 1974), Gary Koch (1977 and 1984), Tom Kite (1982 and 1989), Loren Roberts (1994 and 1995), and Ernie Els (1998 and 2010), have all won at Bay Hill twice.
Phil Mickelson has won at Bay Hill just once in 1997. Rory McIlroy has yet to win at Bay Hill. Neither Phil Mickelson or Rory McIlroy are playing in the 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.
Golf prize money up for grabs at 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill
The total prize money up for grabs at the 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill is $6.2 million. That is the same prize money that was up for grabs at Bay Hill in 2013.
- Winner - $1.116 million
The winner of the 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill will earn a cool $1.116 million. That is the same amount of prize money Tiger Woods earned here when he won at Bay Hill in 2013.
- Second Place - $669,600
The second place finisher at the 2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational will earn $669,600. The same amount of prize money Justin Rose earned last year when he finished second at Bay Hill.
- Third Place - $500,000 (estimate)
Keegan Bradley, Mark Wilson, Rickie Fowler, and Gonzalo Fdez-Castano split $1.1904 million last year, with each player earning $297,600, when the four players tied for third place at Bay Hill in 2013.
- Fourth Place - $430,000 (estimate)
- Fifth Place - $260,000 (estimate)