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2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational: Expert reveals his rankings from the PGA Tour field for your fantasy golf picks

Uncanny golf expert Rick Gehman releases his top 30 players for this week's event at Bay Hill
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The Florida Swing officially kicks off this week when a star-studded field tees off Thursday in the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge outside Orlando. 

Two-time FedEx Cup champion Rory Mcilroy, the 2018 champion, is the +900 favorite in the latest 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational odds from William Hill Sportsbook, with Bryson DeChambeau and Viktor Hovland coming in as the +1200 second favorites.

Before setting your Fantasy golf lineups or betting the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational, you HAVE TO  see data scientist Rick Gehman's power rankings.

With his expansive database of golf statistics, course data and betting odds, Gehman creates advanced models and back-tests them constantly. These models have produced 12 outright winners in the past year -- including 30-1 Webb Simpson at the 2020 RBC Heritage.

At last week's WGC-Workday championship, two of his top 10 picks placed in the top six, including Brooks Koepka, who continued his surge to finish second as Collin Morikawa outclassed the field. At the previous week's Genesis Invitational, half of Gehman's top 10 players finished in the top 15, including Tony Finau, who got his third straight runner-up finish worldwide.       

At Pebble Beach, three of Gehman's top four picks finished in the top five, including winner Daniel Berger. And at the Farmers, the leaderboard looked like a who's who of Gehman's rankings, with five of the golf expert's top nine picks finishing tied for seventh or better.  

Gehman has been on fire all year! Two of the top four finishers at The American Express ranked in his top seven, and at the Sony, the top three in his rankings all finished in the top seven! Anyone who has followed his advice has cashed in HUGE!

Now, Gehman has ranked his top 30 players for the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational, and he has no reason to expect anything but success from McIlroy. The former Bay Hill winner was right in the mix last week and has a strong history on this course, including a run of four consecutive top-10 finishes. McIlroy will be in the hunt again, and Gehman is on board!     

On the other hand, Gehman is slightly fading Sunjae Im. The young star finished in the top-five here last season immediately following his first career victory at the Honda, but he has cracked the top 15 just once in his past five events. His solid history in Florida is enticing, but the 22-year-old is barely inside Gehman's top 10! 

Instead, Gehman is looking for a big week from another young golfer who comes into the event at around 45-1! This under-the-radar player has consistently finished in the top 25 and has lurked near the top several times. He has the skill to win if he can put four rounds together, and Gehman believes this could be the week he finally breaks through! You ABSOLUTELY need to see who it is before betting this tournament or entering any Fantasy golf lineups.

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