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Rory McIlroy Leads By Two After Day One at the Arnold Palmer Invitational

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN Sports) – Rory McIlroy finishes the first day of the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a two stroke lead over his competition. There are 120 of the world’s top golfers competing at Bay Hill Club & Lodge, this weekend, for a share of the $12 million purse.

Rory McIlroy
(Photo credit: Mike Brodsky/FNN Sports)

Golfers Beau Hossler, J.J. Spaun, and Gator alumnus and Ponte Vedra Beach resident, Billy Horschel, are tied for second at five under par.

Billy Horschel

The field includes fifteen of the top thirty and five of the top ten in the world. Last year’s champion, Bryson DeChambeau, withdrew from this week’s competition as he continues to rehab from a hip and hand injury.

Day two of the tournament begins Friday, March 4th, with 7:10 tee times at the first and tenth holes. Tickets are available online for those who would like to watch the action live, though the tournament will also be televised. Fans packed the course, today, which was a welcome change after COVID kept attendance limited at the 2021 tournament.

Stay tuned to Florida National News for coverage of the tournament which runs through Sunday.

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