Short game matters at Bay Hill


ORLANDO, Fla. – Look for the short game to play a pivotal role in who wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week.

In the wake of Sunday’s Transitions Championship, won by Gary Woodland after Webb Simpson failed to get up and down at the final hole, the ability to get up and down looms large again with Bay Hill's greens expected to be difficult to hold.

Arnold Palmer said Bay Hill's greens are running firm and fast in dry, hot conditions. The stimpmeter is running at 12 to 13, he said.

“You are going to see the ball hit some greens and run over, and, of course, when we re-did the golf course, we put a lot of run offs around the greens,” Palmer said. “You will see those run offs in use this week, I think, with the pin positions and all of the things that are going to happen.”