Arnold Palmer Invitational 2020: Field, TV Schedule, Livestream for PGA Tour Online

Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Adam Scott headline a stacked field at the Arnold Palmer Invitational this week.

Thirteen of the world's top 25 players will tee up at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge and the Northern Irishman is the runaway favorite to win the tournament for the second time in three years.

In 2018, McIlroy arrived at the Arnold Palmer Invitational as the world No. 13, having missed the cut at the Valspar Championship a week earlier.

Yet, he produced a vintage performance, shooting an 8-under-par 64 in the final round to win by three strokes ahead of Bryson DeChambeau.

Two years on, the circumstances couldn't be more different for the four-time major winner. McIlroy returned to the top of the world rankings for the first time in almost four years last month and has finished outside the top 10 just once in 10 starts since missing the cut at the Open Championship in July last year.

The 30-year-old hinted his win at Bay Hill two years ago was a pivotal point for his development and suggested he's improved from a mental standpoint.

"I have done things in the game previous to two years ago that were maybe higher than what I've done the past couple of years," he said on Wednesday, as per Golf Channel.

"But from a mental perspective, the consistency and showing up every week even when I don't have my best stuff I'm able to still get in the mix and have a shot at winning tournaments. So mentally over these last few years, I've definitely gotten better."

While McIlroy is in a near-perfect frame of mind ahead of the tournament, the man he replaced at top of the world rankings hopes to make another step in the right direction on the road back from a serious knee injury.

Koepka has only played 14 rounds since the start of the year and has missed the cut in two of his last four PGA Tour starts.

The Floridian, however, insists his recovery is on the right track.

"Just need to pick it up a little bit, pick up the pace, give it maybe a little bit more touch around the greens, a little bit more feel," Koepka said after missing the cut at the Honda Classic last week.

"But the way I'm striking it, I'm very pleased. I feel very happy with it."

Scott and Patrick Reed, meanwhile, arrive into the tournament after winning the Genesis Invitational and the WGC-Mexico Championship respectively last month.

Former Arnold Palmer Invitational winner Phil Mickelson is also in the field, as is Henrik Stenson, who has finished in the top 20 seven times in his eight starts—including a second-, third- and fourth-place finish—at Bay Hill.

Orlando residents Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell will also be teeing off, as will defending champion Francesco Molinari.

The Italian has four top-10 finishes in seven starts at Bay Hill but has endured a dismal run of form since finishing tied for fifth at the Masters last year and has missed the cut in three of his last four starts.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the tournament.

Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy
Brooks Koepka (R) of the United States and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland look on from the eighth tee during the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on August 25, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Streeter Lecka/Getty

When is the Arnold Palmer Invitational?

The Arnold Palmer Invitational runs from March 5 to March 8. The purse for this year's event stands at $9.3 million.

Where is the Arnold Palmer Invitational?

As has been the case since 1979, the tournament will be held at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida. The 72-par course stretches over 7,454 yards and was redesigned by Palmer himself in 2009.

Arnold Palmer Invitational TV coverage

The tournament will be broadcast by Golf Channel and NBC, with the latter carrying the final two rounds.

Arnold Palmer Invitational livestream

All four days of the tournament can be watched on PGA Tour Live—beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday and Friday and at 7:30 ET on Saturday and Sunday—Golf Channel's digital platforms and fuboTV. A livestream of the final two days of the tournament will be available via NBC's digital platforms.

TV schedule (All times EST)

Thursday, March 5

  • 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.—Golf Channel

Friday, March 6

  • 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.—Golf Channel

Saturday, March 7

  • 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.—Golf Channel
  • 2:30 - 6 p.m.—NBC

Sunday, March 8

  • 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.—Golf Channel
  • 2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.—NBC

Arnold Palmer Invitational odds

Rory McIlroy is the overwhelming favorite ahead of the tournament. The Northern Irishman is a 9/2 favorite with DraftKings and an 11/2 favorite with FanDuel.

Tommy Fleetwood and Bryson DeChambeau follow at 14/1 and 16/1 respectively, just marginally ahead of Hideki Matsuyama and Xander Schauffele at 18/1 and 20/1.

Brooks Koepka is a 28/1 shot, while Phil Mickelson is a 70/1 outsider and defending champion Francesco Molinari is a 90/1 long shot.