Bay Hill: 28 of top 40 in world set to play API

Tiger Woods reacts to his five-shot victory in the 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge.
Tiger Woods reacts to his five-shot victory in the 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge. ( Tracy Wilcox )

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The field for the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational has been set, and 28 of the top 40 in the world will visit Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla., next week.

Defending champ Tiger Woods is the headliner at World No. 2, but other top-10 players Brandt Snedeker, Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson will also tee it up.

Here is a look at the marquee names that will look to challenge Woods in his quest for an eighth career title at Bay Hill:

(Official World Golf Ranking)

  • Keegan Bradley (No. 14)
  • Jason Day (No. 35)
  • Jason Dufner (No. 18)
  • Ernie Els (No. 24)
  • Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (No. 31)
  • Rickie Fowler (No. 32)
  • Jim Furyk (No. 27)
  • Sergio Garcia (No. 17)
  • Robert Garrigus (No. 38)
  • Branden Grace (No. 30)
  • Peter Hanson (No. 20)
  • Bill Haas (No. 29)
  • Zach Johnson (No. 26)
  • Hunter Mahan (No. 22)
  • Graeme McDowell (No. 15)
  • Phil Mickelson (No. 10)
  • Francesco Molinari (No. 39)
  • Carl Pettersson (No. 34)
  • Scott Piercy (No. 37)
  • Ian Poulter (No. 12)
  • Justin Rose (No. 5)
  • Webb Simpson (No. 19)
  • Brandt Snedeker (No. 4)
  • Bo Van Pelt (No. 25)
  • Nick Watney (No. 23)
  • Bubba Watson (No. 13)
  • Lee Westwood (No. 11)
  • Tiger Woods (No. 2)