More Top-Ranked Golfers Enter at Bay Hill


Eight Join List for Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard

Eight more golfers from among the top-50 in the world have committed in the past week to play in the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, the PGA Tour event scheduled for the week of March 12-18 at the Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Florida.

Heading the list of the most recent entrants is No. 14-ranked Paul Casey, whose hole-in-one was a highlight of Europe's 2006 Ryder Cup victory. Others are No. 20 Colin Montgomerie, No. 28 Robert Karlsson, No. 34 Stephen Ames, No. 35 Aaron Baddeley, No. 37 Niclas Fasth, No. 44 Bart Bryant and No. 48 Johan Edfors.

At the top of the World Ranking, the Arnold Palmer Invitational has commitments so far from six of the top-10 -- No. 2 Jim Furyk, No. 3 Phil Mickelson, No. 5 Henrik Stenson, No. 6 Ernie Els, No. 8 Retief Goosen and No. 9 Vijay Singh. Still not committed are No. 1 Tiger Woods, who has won four times at Bay Hill, No. 4 Adam Scott, No. 7 Geoff Ogilvy and No. 10 Luke Donald.

Other entries in the past week were received from 2005 Bay Hill champion Kenny Perry, Ben Crane, David Duval, Steve Elkington, Billy Mayfair, John Merrick, Brent Geiberger, Steve Lowery and Mark Rummings.

For tickets to the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard or for more information, visit the web site or call the Bay Hill ticket office at 407-876-7774 or toll free at 866-764-4843. Tournament proceeds benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies