Southport golfer Tommy Fleetwood is in action once again this week as the PGA Tour rolls into Bay Hill for the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

The Tour’s month-long Florida swing continues with one of the most prestigious events on the calendar.

The eponymous Palmer, who died in 2016, won seven major championships between 1958 and 1970 and is one of the game’s all-time greats.

Last year, this was the final PGA Tour event to be completed before the wave of Covid-enforced cancellations.

Attendance will be limited to 25% of the course’s capacity this time around.

The field will compete for a share of a $9,300,000 purse.

Fleetwood will tee-off at 1.59 pm UK time on Thursday alongside Californian Cameron Tringale and Swede Alex Noren, who notably won the PGA Championship in 2017.

World number 21 Fleetwood missed the cut at Bay Hill 12 months ago after shooting 76s on Thursday and Friday.

At the WGC-Workday Championship last weekend, he could only manage tied-44th.

An improved showing this weekend will offer the 30-year-old encouragement ahead of The PLAYERS Championship, golf’s unofficial fifth major.

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